Representation for Public Utilities and Municipalities
When legal disputes arise with public utilities, they are typically resolved through litigation in courts and through administrative agencies. At McNamara & Evans, we have over 40 years of experience representing clients in Springfield and throughout Illinois in public utility law matters. We represent landlords or landowners when disputes arise regarding pipelines or other property issues. Our attorneys also represent all public utilities, including:
- Water companies
- Telephone companies
- Electric companies
- Municipal Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation
We represent companies in administrative proceedings regarding municipal law and eminent domain. States have the inherent power to take private land for public use. Although the state is required to provide appropriate monetary compensation, they do not need permission from the property owners. Once the land is taken, it may be used for public utilities, highways, railroads, or other purposes. We help clients understand the municipal code and ordinances regarding condemnations.
In some instances, a local municipality will want to condemn a local utility and take it over. We work with clients to help them protect their interests throughout this process. When tracks or rail crossings are being constructed, or when telephone companies are installing towers, we can help ensure they understand their responsibilities and the applicable public utility laws.