Taylor McCaffrey LLP’s Municipal Law group provides advice to various Manitoba cities, towns, municipalities and their councils regarding the full range of issues facing local governments every day.
Our group advises municipalities on all aspects of their legal responsibilities including land transactions, land development, labour matters, litigation issues, election issues, conflicts of interest and all other legal matters that affect local governments and their councils. We help draft by-laws and advise land use planning and development agreements. That includes cost sharing and front-end servicing agreements, shared services agreements, subdivision and site plan matters, official plan amendments and expropriation issues.
We are also called on to advise on codes of conduct, governance procedures for councils, conflicts of interest and freedom of information matters.
We are sensitive to and understand the importance of diligent and accurate legal work for municipalities, recognizing they ultimately report and are answerable to taxpayers.