Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton, S.C. has extensive experience in municipal and school law.  For over 80 years, we have represented counties, cities, villages, and townships, as well as sheriff departments, police departments, plan commissions, sanitary districts, drainage districts, lake districts, airports and other governmental entities. Over the years, we have represented every school district (5 districts) in Juneau County, and we are currently representing several.

Municipal Law:  We are experienced in handling all kinds of administrative and municipal law issues, including the following:


  • Drafting and Codification of Ordinances
  • Ordinance Interpretation and Enforcement
  • Annexations and boundary issues
  • Condemnations / Eminent Domain
  • Redevelopment Authorities, Housing Authorities and other development issues
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • Airport issues
  • Library Issues
  • Tavern, Alcoholic Beverage and Liquor Licensing Issues
  • Personal Property Tax Collections
  • Hiring/Termination of Personnel
  • Industrial Park Issues
  • Razing Dilapidated Structures
  • Zoning Ordinances, Comprehensive Plans and other land use issues
  • Conditional Uses and Variances
  • Public Construction and special assessments
  • Streets, Alleys, easements and rights-of-way

School law:  We are experienced in handling all kinds of school law issues, including the following:


  • First Amendment rights of students and school employees
  • Student searches and seizures
  • Educational rights of students with disabilities
  • Participation in athletic and other extracurricular activities
  • Sexual harassment
  • Challenges to academic decisions
  • Discipline and expulsion of students
  • Discipline and dismissal of employees
  • Drug testing
  • Student and employee injuries
  • Transportation issues

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