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Practice Areas // Municipal Law

Administrative and regulatory law involves the activities of government agencies and regulated entities in such essential areas as utility regulation and ratemaking, the oil and gas industry, telecommunications, and property taxation on critical infrastructure.  BBC has successfully litigated many matters before state and federal agencies and courts involving millions if not billions of dollars at stake. We have represented national and local companies, utilities, and municipalities in resolving disputes at the heart of Alaska’s economy.  BBC founder Robin Brena has been named one of Alaska’s “Super Lawyers” in the areas of oil and gas, public utilities, and business litigation.  Our firm’s experience and ability to compete and succeed at the highest level is demonstrated by the examples below.

Municipal Law Areas of Practice

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Administration and Code Drafting


BBC has assisted municipal entities with a variety of administrative issues, including review, revision, and enforcement of municipal code provisions on a wide range of policy areas.

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We have assisted municipal entities with bond issuance in conjunction with outside bond counsel.

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Capital Facilities


BBC has experience with the contractual, permitting, and other legal issues surrounding capital investment projects, major maintenance, hospital maintenance, and general building upkeep.

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Community Development


BBC has advised municipal clients with regard to their community development efforts, including land use, zoning, permitting, and abatement issues.

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BBC has advised municipal clients with regard to finance issues including all aspects of municipal budgeting and taxation .

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Human Resources


We have assisted municipal clients with personnel issues including employment contracts and confidential disciplinary proceedings.

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Municipal Counsel


BBC offers general municipal counsel services to municipal bodies, which includes attending all relevant meetings and offering legal advice on all aspects of municipal law.

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Municipal Prosecutor


BBC has successfully served as the prosecutor for non-criminal municipal offenses in conjunction with local police and animal control officers.

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Municipal Taxation


BBC offers representation with regard to all municipal taxation issues, from planning advice to full litigation services.


Parks and Recreation


BBC has experience with the contractual, liability, and other legal issues surrounding municipal parks and recreation services.

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Ports and Harbors


BBC has experience with the contractual, liability, and other legal issues surrounding municipal ports and harbors.

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Public Works


BBC has experience with the contractual, liability, and other legal issues surrounding municipal services such as waste treatment and snow removal.