Representation of Municipalities

Wilson & Chan has served as dedicated special counsel in all forms of municipal legislative, executive, and compliance matters, with a special focus on dispute prevention and resolution.

While plaintiffs often see municipalities as easy targets with “deep pockets,” cities recognize and understand that lawsuits and judgments can easily become “budget killers” with lasting detrimental impact on a city’s ability to provide basic services to the community. Cities are often short-staffed in their legal departments and increasingly rely on outside counsel, adding additional budgetary pressure. Our firm understands the dilemma too many cities are facing on these fronts.

While our attorneys are always ready to negotiate appropriate settlements on behalf of our clients, we are also prepared to aggressively defend against meritless or frivolous lawsuits. We have successfully negotiated settlements on behalf of numerous municipalities (often for pennies on the dollar) and regularly defend municipalities against civil lawsuits arising from city operations such as contract disputes, agency actions, intra-governmental disputes, and transit accidents.

How Wilson & Chan Can Help

Wilson and Chan attorneys provide the following services to municipal clients:

  • Helping protect the city’s interests through early identification of issues and proactive solutions before litigation occurs.
  • Working with government departments to generate policies and procedures that can prevent claims.
  • Representing city officials and agencies in emergency legal proceedings.
  • Defending municipalities in a wide range of disputes, including construction issues, contract disputes, labor and employment disputes, tort liability, and insurance matters.
  • Advising on matters of cybersecurity, including ransomware attacks, data breaches, legal duties to inform, and more.

Reflecting the Diversity of the Communities We Serve

Wilson & Chan is proud to be a member of The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). New York residents and municipalities are diverse.  As such, it is important that municipalities have representation whose diversity reflects their own. Additionally, the firm is proud to hold Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certifications.

For more information about our municipal law and litigation practice and what we can do for you, please contact us at info@wilsonchanlaw.com.

PRACTICE

Areas

Construction

Recognized, experienced, and proven experts in delivering results for contractors, suppliers, owners, and other construction professionals.

Corporate & Advisory

Trusted advisors to executive management and board representatives with multi-disciplinary expertise and sound business acumen.

Insurance

Deeply knowledgeable and skilled practitioners with decades of experience in handling insurance matters of all kinds.

Contracts & Transactional

Recognized, experienced, and proven experts in delivering results for contractors, suppliers, owners, and other construction professionals.

Technology & Licensing

Experienced and focused professionals who understand the evolving legal and business needs of project-based and product development initiatives

Litigation

Efficient, strategic, and creative specialists in all aspects of commercial litigation, appeals, and complex disputes.

Start-Ups & Closely Held Enterprises

Engaged and innovative partners in helping new and closely-held businesses develop a solid legal foundation on which to grow and succeed.

Government Contracting

Focused and driven advocates for clients who need to skillfully engage with governmental bodies and navigate regulatory challenges.

Municipal

Dedicated special counsel for all phases of legislative, executive, and municipal compliance and controversies.

PRACTICE

Areas

Construction

Recognized, experienced, and proven experts in delivering results for contractors, suppliers, owners, and other construction professionals.

Corporate & Advisory

Trusted advisors to executive management and board representatives with multi-disciplinary expertise and sound business acumen.

Insurance

Deeply knowledgeable and skilled practitioners with decades of experience in handling insurance matters of all kinds.

Contracts & Transactional

Recognized, experienced, and proven experts in delivering results for contractors, suppliers, owners, and other construction professionals.

Technology & Licensing

Experienced and focused professionals who understand the evolving legal and business needs of project-based and product development initiatives

Litigation

Efficient, strategic, and creative specialists in all aspects of commercial litigation, appeals, and complex disputes.

Start-Ups & Closely Held Enterprises

Engaged and innovative partners in helping new and closely-held businesses develop a solid legal foundation on which to grow and succeed.

Government Contracting

Focused and driven advocates for clients who need to skillfully engage with governmental bodies and navigate regulatory challenges.

Municipal

Dedicated special counsel for all phases of legislative, executive, and municipal compliance and controversies.

Our ATTORNEYS
Caitlin Williams

HENRY C. CHAN

PARTNER
 
 

Phone: (646) 790-5848
Cell: (917) 415-3559
Fax: (646) 417-7879
E-mail: hchan@wilsonchanlaw.com

Mr. Chan has been retained by clients facing a wide variety of legal issues, including construction law and related litigation, commercial law and related litigation, insurance coverage disputes, commercial contracts disputes of all kinds, and appellate work. Learn More.

JEFFREY L. WILSON

PARTNER

 

Phone: (646) 790-5848
Cell: (917) 732-3255
Fax: (646) 417-7879
E-mail: jwilson@wilsonchanlaw.com

Mr. Wilson brings clients an insider’s deal-making focus to his clients’ legal challenges.  He approaches every deal with a wealth of legal and corporate insight and a priority on expanding every client’s opportunities.  He delivers exceptional, detail-driven analysis Learn More

CONTACT

Us

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New York, NY 10017

Email: info@wilsonchanlaw.com
Tel: (646) 790-5848

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please use our chat bubble.

CONTACT

Us

733 Third Avenue, 15th Floor,
New York, NY 10017

Email: info@wilsonchanlaw.com
Tel: (646) 790-5848

For any general inquiries,
please use our chat bubble.

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Email: info@wilsonchanlaw.com

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