Municipal Government & Public Entities

Van Ness Feldman has long-standing experience and strong familiarity with the energy, infrastructure, environmental, and land use matters facing municipal governments and various special purpose districts, such as water, sewer, and irrigation districts, school districts, public utility districts, ports, airports, and marinas. Van Ness Feldman's municipal attorneys work closely with city attorneys, county prosecutors, and agency counsel to form a team that takes advantage of the skills and experience that each brings to resolving unique issues facing local governments.

The firm's attorneys have the proven ability to brief elected officials clearly and concisely; to lay out options, together with the pros, cons and implications of each; strategically consider the role of public opinion and public finances in policy decisions; and to help legislative bodies identify litigation strategies that balance these sometimes divergent interests in a fiscally responsible manner while protecting the vital long-term interests of the jurisdiction as a whole.



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Professionals

Richard A. Agnew

Partner and Chairman

Washington D.C.

202.298.1815

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John J. Buchovecky

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1887

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Brent Carson

Partner

Seattle

206.802.3831

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Jay P. Derr

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Norman D. Dicks

Senior Policy Advisor

Washington D.C.

202.298.1855

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Herman J. Gesser, III

Policy Advisor

Washington D.C.

202-298-1926

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Joel M. Gordon

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Adam W. Gravley

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Duncan M. Greene

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Dale N. Johnson

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Tadas A. Kisielius

Partner

Seattle

206.802.3840

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Mary L. Landrieu

Senior Policy Advisor

Washington D.C.

202-298-1950

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Molly A. Lawrence

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Ray Liaw

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Matthew A. Love

Partner

Seattle

206.829.1809

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Malcolm C. McLellan

Partner

Seattle

206.829.1814

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Terese (T.C.) Richmond

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Jo M Ryan

Land Use Planner, AICP

Seattle

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Susan A. Shyne

Partner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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Sean A. Taylor

Senior Director, Governmental Issues

Washington D.C.

202-298-1869

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David G. Van Skike

Land Use Planner

Seattle

206.623.9372

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