Municipal Law

Building that new house is a lot more complicated these days than finding good labor and pricing your materials. Complex zoning codes and nuanced permitting processes may land you before the local Board of Zoning Appeals. The attorneys at The Gareau Law Firm Company, L.P.A. have over 40 years of combined experience in municipal law matters, having gained such experience from Michael R. Gareau, Jr. serving as both the chairman of the North Olmsted Building Zoning and Development Committee of City Council and being elected the Director of Law for the City of North Olmsted as well as Michael R. Gareau's 28 years of service as the Director of Law for the City of North Olmsted.

These attorneys have a thorough working knowledge of the process and can guide your project to a successful completion. Other areas of municipal law practice include:
  • Civil Service
  • Zoning, Development, and Land Use
  • Administrative Appeals
  • Recall
  • Initiative & Referendum Petitions
  • Election Law
  • Open Meetings ("Sunshine Law")
  • Public Records Issues

Our Services

CONTRACTS / BUSINESSES

Residential Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate
Limited Liability Companies
Corporations
Buying / Selling Businesses
Partnerships

FAMILY LAW

Divorce / Dissolution
Child Support Modification
Child Custody Modification
Contempt Hearings
Separation Agreements & Shared Parenting Plans
Civil & Criminal Protective Orders

PROBATE / ESTATE PLANNING

Wills
Trusts
Probating of Wills
Estates
Will Contests
Probate Litigation

LITIGATION

Consumer Disputes
Construction Litigation
Personal Injury
Contract Disputes
Real Estate Litigation
Wrongful Death

CRIMINAL

DUI / OVI
Driving Under Suspension
Theft Charges
All Traffic Tickets
Domestic Violence
Expungement
Sealing of Records, Arrest, or Conviction

MUNICIPAL

Civil Service
Zoning
Labor Disputes
Sunshine Law
Public Records
Election Disputes
Initiative / Recall