Our Practice

School & Municipal Law

It is our privilege to counsel and defend school districts, townships, boroughs, sewer and water authorities, civil services commissions, zoning boards and other local bodies, as well as their elected and appointed officials.

GRB's public sector clients are running school districts, municipalities, and municipal authorities within an established framework of numerous and often complex state and federal laws. The attorneys of GRB use their expertise to help clients navigate these many and varied legal requirements, addressing issues when necessary, and implementing best practices to avoid legal issues when possible.

Overview

The School & Municipal Law Group at GRB Law:

Areas of Focus

Solicitor & Special Counsel for School Districts, Municipalities, Authorities, Boards, Commissions, & Land Banks
State Ethics Act Defense & Guidance
Sunshine Law & Right-to-Know Law Guidance
Ordinance Drafting
Contracts
Collective Bargaining
Labor Contract Administration & Interpretation
Grievance Arbitration & Appeals
Work Stoppages
Civil Service Rules, Testing & Appeals
Counseling on Employment Acts
Litigation
Property Donation
Condemnation
Conservatorship
IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Section 504
Contract Documents
Insurance Coverages
Owner Controlled Insurance Program
Construction Liability Claims
Development, Zoning & Land Use
Sales & Acquisitions
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
Procurement - Goods & Services
Competitive Bidding & Exemption
Public Borrowing
Tax Assessment Appeals & Litigation
Tax Exemption and Preferential Tax Treatment Review & Appeals

Our School & Municipal Law Team

David L. Scherer

David L. Scherer

Pittsburgh Office
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Jacob T. Leyland

Jacob T. Leyland

Pittsburgh Office
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Charles M. Means

Charles M. Means

Pittsburgh Office
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Donald J. Palmer

Donald J. Palmer

North Hills Office
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Kate M. Diersen

Kate M. Diersen

Pittsburgh Office
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Emily J. Mueller

Emily J. Mueller

Pittsburgh Office
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Michael G. McCabe

Michael G. McCabe

Pittsburgh Office, Philadelphia Office
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Howard J. Schulberg

Howard J. Schulberg

Pittsburgh Office
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Joseph W. Gramc

Joseph W. Gramc

Pittsburgh Office, Philadelphia Office
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Jessica L. Crown

Jessica L. Crown

Pittsburgh Office, North Hills Office
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Christopher C. Malloy

Christopher C. Malloy

Pittsburgh Office
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News

& Insights

Right-to-Know Law: Townships May Have to Provide Video Surveillance Footage (Some exceptions may apply)

By: Emily J. Mueller

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Modernization of zoning ordinances to address new land-use trends

By: Emily J. Mueller

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Did You Ask Santa for a Drone? The FAA Wants to Know.

By: Emily J. Mueller

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