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Phone: 231.347.8200


Municipal Law Attorney - Michigan

Municipal Law


          Attorney Powers served four years as assistant City Attorney for the City of Petoskey and six and one-half years as City Attorney for the City of Petoskey. She has and currently does serve as special counsel to various townships, villages, cities, and school districts. As a municipal attorney, Ms. Powers handles the following: 

  • Ballot Question Drafting
  • Contract Review
  • Contracts and Various Other Agreements
  • Leases
  • Legal Opinions and Memoranda of Law
  • Licenses
  • Freedom of Information Act Matters
  • Intergovernmental Agreements
  • MDEQ Matters
  • Meetings with Elected Officials at State and Federal Level
  • Miscellaneous Municipal-Related Matters, Issues, and Concerns
  • Negotiations
  • Open Meetings Act Matters
  • Ordinance Drafting
  • Ordinance Prosecution
  • Personnel Matters
  • Planning and Zoning Matters
  • Provide Education and Training to Staff, Including Law Enforcement
  • PUDs and Other Land-Use Agreements
  • Real Estate Matters
  • Regulation-Compliance Matters
  • Resolution Drafting
  • Service as General Corporate Counsel to Elected Officials and Management of Municipality
  • Service as Staff to Elected Boards and Commissions
  • Tax Appeals
  • Utility Matters, Including Water, Sewer, and Electric