Civil Division

The Civil Division is responsible for drafting all contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and real estate transaction documents. Legal advice and counsel is provided on a broad range of matters, including real estate, land use, urban renewal, housing, transportation, public finance, economic development, utilities and franchises, public records and meetings, the environment, grants, contracts and procurements, intellectual property, bankruptcy, collections, ethics, civil rights, labor and employment, torts, risk management, workers' compensation, elections, legislation, and other areas of law involved in the operations of the City and its related organizations. The Civil Division is also responsible for managing, filing and/or defending civil suits at trial and on appeal.