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Local Government Representation

Gebhardt and Kiefer has a long history of representing municipalities, their boards and agencies, municipal utilities authorities, counties, school boards and other public entities as either General Counsel or special counsel. Gebhardt and Kiefer currently represents numerous municipalities as General Counsel, including the Town of Clinton (Hunterdon County), Washington Borough (Warren County), Hampton Borough (Hunterdon County), East Amwell Township (Hunterdon County), Knowlton Township (Warren County), Lebanon Township (Hunterdon County), Holland Township (Hunterdon County), and Independence Township (Warren County), and the Delaware Township Municipal Utilities Authority (Hunterdon County). We serve as the Planning Board attorney for White Township (Warren County), counsel for the Delaware Township Municipal Utilities, and special counsel for Hopewell Township (Mercer County), the Somerset Hills Regional School District (Somerset County), and West Amwell Township (Hunterdon County). In addition, Gebhardt and Kiefer has been appointed to represent hundreds of other public agencies and entities in New Jersey, including The State of New Jersey and numerous municipalities from Bergen County to Cape May County through various insurance carriers and joint insurance funds.

By drawing on this long history of government representation, staying up-to-date on current issues affecting government entities, and working collaboratively with our clients, Gebhardt & Kiefer is able to provide cost-effective and proactive legal services.  We strive to provide government entities with full service in all regards.  In addition to providing general legal advice as municipal or board attorney, Gebhardt & Kiefer is able to provide legal advice and representation in many areas, including:

  • Complex land use and environmental litigation
  • Tax appeals before local tax boards and the New Jersey Tax Court
  • Appeals to construction boards of appeal on escrow and permit matters
  • OPRA, including representation before the Government Records Council and Superior Court
  • Affordable housing issues
  • Public bidding and contract issues
  • Disputes regarding sewer capacity and water production and distribution issues
  • Highlands Act issues
  • Employment issues
  • Education law issues
  • Drafting ordinances and resolutions
  • Drafting contracts and agreements, including developer’s agreements
  • Appearances before State and local agencies, including the New Jersey Highlands Council, the Department of Community Affairs, the Local Finance Board, and the Office of Comptroller General,
  • General Litigation, including representation before the New Jersey Superior Court, the New Jersey Appellate Division, the New Jersey Supreme Court, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Our municipal law attorneys include Richard Cushing, Richard Dieterly, Leslie Parikh, Tara St. Angelo, and Judith Kopen.

Richard Cushing, who has over 30 years’ of experience representing public entities, heads the Local Government Representation Department. Mr. Cushing is the secretary of the Institute of Local Government Attorneys and is the recipient of the Gordon D. Griffith Award for excellence in municipal law.  He has also received awards from numerous municipalities for long-time and loyal service. He has written and lectured extensively on municipal law to municipal officials and other municipal attorneys. Mr. Cushing also regularly represents municipalities, their officials, and their employees in the State and Federal courts throughout New Jersey.