Campbell Knutson provides civil attorneys for over 30 local government entities in the Twin Cities metro area. Our clients include Cities, Townships, HRAs, EDAs, Watershed Management Organizations, and Fire Districts.  Our municipal clients range in size from under 500 to over 75,000 residents and span 13 counties.  As a result, our attorneys and staff are well versed in the issues facing cities of all sizes at every stage of development. One of the hallmarks of Campbell Knutson’s municipal practice has been the ability to combine our municipal law expertise with service carefully crafted to match each city’s unique structure and governance style.

Our Municipal Law Capabilities and Areas of Practice

Our attorneys attend meetings of the City Council, Town Board, commissions, committees, and staff.  They are well versed in parliamentary rules and open meeting laws.

We advise on employment and labor issues, draft employment policies, conduct employment investigations, and have handled countless arbitrations.

We routinely draft ordinances and resolutions and have assisted several clients in the process of codifying or overhauling their ordinances.

Campbell Knutson assists its clients in responding to data practices requests and advise on statutory changes and administrative opinions.

We have extensive experience in EAW review, public comments, considering and navigating the EIS process, and using alternative review procedures.

Campbell Knutson handles everything from ordinance drafting to contested annexations of property.

Campbell Knutson is retained by the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT) to defend member cities. Along with this first-rate litigation service, our attorneys scrutinize potential lawsuits, advise our clients, and minimize the risks of litigation.

Our attorneys have working knowledge of tax increment financing, DEED financing and reporting, loan agreements, pass through agreements, business subsidy agreements, and contracts for private development.

The firm has extensive experience in every aspect of public improvements including real estate acquisition, condemnation, process issues, Chapter 429 issues, financing, and special assessment appeals.

Our Attorneys Who Practice in This Area

Cole Birkeland