Administrative and Municipal Law

Administrative and municipal law is an important area of legal practice. By standing up for your rights when you feel a governmental agency has acted inappropriately, Rinaldi & Poveromo can help you defend your position properly. An experienced administrative lawyer will understand the functions of the various government bodies and how they should behave. If you’d like to speak with a municipal lawyer about your situation, contact us today for assistance. 

Dealing with Sunshine Laws

As a citizen of the United States, you have the right to observe certain governmental proceedings. Certain meetings, votes, deliberations, and more are supposed to be available for the public to observe. This transparency is important but is not always delivered to the public appropriately. 

It’s possible that your rights under the Sunshine Act may be compromised, and Rinaldi & Poveromo would be proud to stand up for you in this important case. We can consult with you to determine whether your rights were indeed violated, and what action could be taken as a result. 

Liquor License Issues

For certain types of businesses, it’s important to have a valid liquor license. Obviously, a bar is going to need a liquor license to operate properly keep the doors open. It’s not just bars – many restaurants also need the ability to serve alcoholic beverages along with their food to turn a profit.

Contact Rinaldi & Poveromo to act as a liquor license lawyer in your case if you have lost your license and feel that a mistake has been made. We’ll work hard to go through the details of your case and argue for the reinstatement of that license. With something that is as important to your business as a valid liquor license, you don’t want to take any chances – work with an experienced attorney on this crucial case. 

Zoning and Land Use

These can be some of the trickiest cases to navigate when working with the government, so bring in a municipal lawyer to help you work through all of the documentation in your case. If you own land that you want to use in a given way – and you are not being allowed to use it in that way by the local government – you might be able to argue your case successfully. Don’t just give up if you have been told ‘no’ once or twice. Instead, reach out to Rinaldi & Poveromo to go over your case and decide if further action could be beneficial. 

Unemployment Hearings

If you have recently lost your job for a variety of reasons, you may be entitled to unemployment benefits. As an employee, you pay into the unemployment program paycheck after paycheck – so you should receive the benefits you deserve if you become unemployed. 

Unfortunately, benefits are denied incorrectly in some cases, so you might need an unemployment lawyer to fight for your rights. Rinaldi & Poveromo is an experienced unemployment attorney and we can help you negotiate your hearing and any other issues that you encounter. 

Our Practice Covers a Range of Cases

Rinaldi & Poveromo can not only serve you for the types of cases above, but we can also act as an education attorney for cases involving schools, special education, and more. We understand how overwhelming it can be to feel like you have to battle a portion of the government on your own – so we don’t want you to feel alone at any stage of the process. As soon as you think you may need representation in an administrative or municipal case, contact Rinaldi & Poveromo. We are here to serve you and will put all of our knowledge and experience to work in your case.

For more than 40 years we have served as counsel for Administrative and Municipal Law throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.