Government Relations, Administrative Law & Public Policy

The lawyers at Roberts & Stevens have a long history of involvement with state and local governments and municipalities. As long as the law firm has been practicing law, we have consulted with and represented cities, counties, towns and other governmental bodies in areas such as ordinance preparation, policy preparation, zoning and land use, financing, construction, personnel, public housing, property tax issues, property acquisition, annexation, environmental law, and litigation.

We assist clients in forging creative strategies to meet their needs at every level of government. The Government and Public Policy attorneys also provide expert counseling, transactional, litigation, and advisory services for individuals, organizations, and companies that have business or disputes with government bodies. Through our experience dealing with the state of North Carolina, as well as local governments and governmental agencies, we help our clients develop effective and comprehensive strategies to navigate the governmental system.

Types of Services

  • Administrative law
  • Construction contract preparation and litigation
  • Contract preparation and review
  • Easements
  • Eminent domain & condemnation
  • Employment law
  • Environmental law
  • Ethics
  • Freedom of information act and public records act interpretation
  • Government contracts & procurement
  • Government relations & lobbying
  • Law enforcement
  • Litigation
  • Municipalities and counties
  • Procurement and bid procedures
  • Property tax
  • Public housing
  • Regional authorities
  • Regulation and financing of landfills
  • School boards
  • State and federal grants
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities
  • Zoning, land use and subdivision laws

Memberships & Awards

  • Carolinas Council of NC/SC Housing Authority
  • North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Section: Government and Public Sector Law
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers and Best Law Firm Ranking