Local Government

CowanGates performs a number of functions as counsel representing clients who have issues with local governments. Those representations include:

  • Land use and zoning
  • Board of Zoning appeals
  • Social services issues
  • Planning Commission
  • Litigation involving local government issues
  • Representation before local government boards

Additionally, CowanGates acts as general counsel to local governments and agencies in Virginia. Those functions include:

  • Counseling during meetings of the governing body
  • Handling employment issues
  • Public procurement
  • Virginia Freedom of Information Act requests
  • Civil matters
  • General Supervision of Legal Affairs

Currently, CowanGates and Frank F. Rennie, IV serve as General Counsel and County Attorney for Lunenburg County, Virginia.