We Have Over 50 years Of Experience

Municipal Law

Municipal Lawyers in
Freeport, Illinois

Shockey & Cox attorneys are proud to represent governmental bodies and public entities in Northwestern Illinois. We work with governments to provide legal counsel ranging from day-to-day governing to large-scale litigation. Because of our expertise in municipal law, we can emphasize unique, sophisticated, and cost-effective solutions. Our attorneys have drafted ordinances and resolutions, conducted high-level investigations, and advised on employment issues, complex land-use issues, and election issues. Our track record of guiding and meeting the needs of governmental entities speaks for itself. Shockey & Cox’s most valuable asset is that all of its attorneys are experienced trial lawyers; as a result, we thrive in assisting governmental entities in making difficult decisions in the face of litigation or lawsuits.

Land Use and Zoning

We have assisted local governments in developing new zoning ordinances, such as incentive zoning and environmental protection overlay districts. We have also represented municipalities in their responses to the proposed location of unwanted or dangerous facilities within their communities.

Energy and Telecommunications

The deregulation of gas, electric, and telecommunications utilities creates new opportunities and risks for municipalities. We have assisted local governments in negotiating favorable supply contracts and franchise renegotiations.

Municipal Finance

Local municipalities have numerous options for financing projects through the issuance of municipal debt. Private companies and developers look to such debt to fund projects through industrial development agencies or similar public benefit corporations. We have represented municipalities and private parties served as bond counsel, and advise several public authorities on a daily basis.

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