Municipal And County Governmental Entities

Carlin, Ward, Ash & Heiart LLC provides New Jersey municipal and county governmental entities with general legal counsel on all aspects of the burgeoning number of legal issues facing local public entities. Carlin, Ward, Ash & Heiart LLC represents Parking Authorities throughout New Jersey. The attorneys at Carlin, Ward, Ash & Heiart LLC provide comprehensive, quality professional advice in the many areas of the law affecting government at the local and county level.

We assist clients with public meetings, prepare resolutions, ordinances and contracts, and advise on procurements and negotiations, including labor negotiations and arbitrations. Our municipal attorneys are among the most knowledgeable experts in the numerous statutory schemes applicable to local governments, including the Parking Authorities Law; Local Public Contracts Law; the Open Public Meetings Act; the Open Public Records Act; Local Lands and Building Law; the Municipal Land Use Law; the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law; and the Local Budget Law and Local Fiscal Affairs Law. We are confident in our representation of governmental entities and are thoroughly familiar with the New Jersey and Federal statutes governing them. We provide extensive legal services in the acquisition of property for open space and redevelopment and in the defense of tax appeals challenging the assessment of real property. Our municipal attorneys are experienced in providing representation to governing bodies, planning boards, redevelopment agencies and zoning boards of adjustment, as well as assisting in the privatization of publicly run facilities.

Through our representation of municipalities and political subdivisions throughout New Jersey, our Firm has expertise in the following areas including but not limited to:


(a) NJSA 40:11A et seq. – Parking Authority Act
(b) NJSA 40A11 et seq. – Public Contracts law
(c) NJSA 47:1A-1 et seq. – Open Public Records Act
(d) NJSA 20:3-1 et seq. – Eminent Domain Act
(e) NJSA 39: 4 et seq. – General and Handicapped Parking Regulation Statutes
(f) Residential Permit Parking – Drafting of Program Rules & Regulations
(g) Drafting of Municipal Parking Regulation Ordinances
(h) Real Estate Acquisition, Sale and Leasing
(i) Drafting Management and Operations Agreements
(j) Drafting Retail and Commercial Leases