Governmental Services

Governmental Services

Clark Quinn clients receive quality and informed government services counsel because our attorneys have decades of expertise being public servants and working with elected leaders at the state and local level. We get it because we have been there. We succeed because local and state policy makers trust Clark Quinn.

Clark Quinn provides ongoing counsel to many government entities and advises Clark Quinn clients on navigating Indiana’s many boards, commissions, and licensing agencies.

Throughout their respective careers, Clark Quinn attorneys have not only provided governmental affairs representation to our clients before the Indiana General Assembly and various Indiana political subdivisions, including cities, towns, municipal entities, boards and commissions, but our attorneys have also practiced Municipal law by providing on-going counsel, advice and assistance to representatives of those governmental entities.

Governmental Affairs

Navigating government laws, regulations and the legislative process can be a daunting task. Fortunately, Clark Quinn attorneys and the professionals at Clark Quinn’s affiliated entity, Clark Quinn Public Affairs, LLC have vast experience representing clients in complicated matters before governmental bodies.

Our work in a variety of industries provides our clients the benefit of having broad experiences and thorough working knowledge across all legislative and political disciplines. Our governmental affairs experience includes representing clients in the following industry sectors: hospitality/alcoholic beverage law, gaming, energy, utilities, education, agriculture, financial services, telecommunications, insurance, natural resources, environmental regulations, health care, real estate and housing, community development, and life sciences.

Protecting the interests of our clients and helping them improve their businesses through government and political relations is the foundation of this practice group. We are an engaged, hands-on team of professionals who value integrity, honesty and hard work.

Figuring out state and local RFPs and RFQs does not have to be a mystery or dark box decision.  CQ professionals have been on the other side of these contracts as evaluators, project leaders, and ultimate decision makers.  They know first-hand what it takes to move the needle toward ‘yes’.  The first advantage for CQ clients is not being a stranger to the agencies seeking services. It is never too early for CQ to connect our clients with state and local leaders.  Let Clark Quinn assist you in putting the best possible foot forward when you want to provide value to government.

Municipal Law

In the important role of outside counsel, Clark Quinn has successfully teamed our lawyers with public sector clients to provide project related assistance. Clark Quinn attorneys have also served in an on-going role with various subdivisions, providing day-to-day operational guidance.

Though each public sector client has unique needs, representative projects and subject matters include:

  • Open Door Law compliance
  • Public Notice Advertising compliance
  • Compliance with public bidding and public works laws
  • Personal Service Agreements
  • Grant application and awards processes
  • Ordinances revision and modernization
  • Ordinance creation, including zoning ordinances
  • Board governance issues
  • Policy revision
  • Board of Public Safety prosecution and appeals
  • Compliance with ethics ordinance and guidelines
  • Annual budget adoption
  • Tax levy appeals
  • Tax abatement
  • Tax Increment Finance/Economic Development District creation
  • Interlocal Agreements
  • Establishing Municipal Riverfront Districts
  • Establishing Lakefront Districts

Clark Quinn’s strength in providing representation to public sector clients includes understanding the importance of providing high quality, timely service while being cognizant of the unique budgetary and timing constraints placed on government entities. The depth and variety of experiences of Clark Quinn attorneys provide for flexible and responsive attention to any public sector client, from the smallest political subdivision to the largest of Indiana’s cities to the State of Indiana.

For more information about the Firm’s governmental services practice, please contact Robert B. Scott, John B. “Bart” Herriman, Keith L. Beall, Michael P. Maxwell, Jr. Russell L. Brown or Clark P. Kirkman.