What Is Public Law?
Public law attorneys counsel cities, counties and economic development agencies on various legal matters. For example, a business law firm in Wichita can offer its experience in affordable housing, downtown revitalization, industrial development and infrastructure development matters. In handling annexation and eminent domain cases, a business lawyer involved in public law works with IRBs, TIF districts, and utility districts.
In addition to representing local government agencies, a business lawyer practicing public law represents chambers of commerce, civil leagues, citizens groups and advocacy organizations. A tax lawyer can also help these entities with organizational formation and IRS tax exemptions. Public law also encompasses issues involving public finance, land use planning and zoning, and tax credits and incentives. At Hartenstein Poor LLC, our firm has handled a number of public law matters, including representing citizen group in opposition to annexation, serving as outside counsel to major urban city on land use planning, and serving as counsel and public finance consultation in downtown revitalization plan. As a former state party director, attorney Scott B. Poor has extensive experience in political consulting and lobbying. The firm also acts as legal advisor in citizen initiative recall and ballot issue matters.