Legal Services for Public Entities

Lawyers for Public Entities in New York

Our attorneys are experienced with the unique legal issues which face municipalities and governmental agencies. We regularly represent Counties, Towns, Villages and Agencies facing a broad range of legal challenges and serve as the Town Attorney for the Town of Tonawanda.

Service offerings include:
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Article 78 Matters
  • Civil Rights/Sexual Harassment/Discrimination Claims
  • EEOC and State Agency Complaints
  • Government Official Liability
  • Insurance Claims and Disputes
  • Labor Law
  • Law Enforcement Matters
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Prisoner Liability
  • Public Contracts
  • School Claims
  • Tort Claims
  • Workers' Compensation Claims
  • Zoning and Land Use Litigation

Legal Services for Public Entities


When you litigate you may not get the outcome you believe you deserve. In most circumstances, our justice system allows dissatisfied parties to appeal a decision they believe was reached in error. However, appellate law is rooted in past decisions and not every case fits perfectly into a particular category.


Disputes related to projects involving public entities such as Counties, Towns, Villages and School Districts are common. When disputes cannot be resolved through negotiation, litigation may be necessary. However, in certain circumstances arbitration is an advisable alternative to a lawsuit.


In many circumstances, a well planned mediation can allow the parties to resolve a dispute quickly, cost efficiently and without the hostility associated with litigation. The attorneys at Sugarman Law Firm recognize these benefits and are experienced in reaching agreements on a wide range of issues facing public entities.

Personal Injury Claims

Sugarman lawyers defend public entities in defective condition, hazardous sidewalk/road condition claims.

School Claims

Sugarman lawyers defend public entities in negligent maintenance of school equipment, negligent supervision, and student on student incident claims.