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Government & Municipal Law

The attorneys at Baudler, Maus, Forman & King, LLP have a long tradition of serving as City Attorney for numerous cities and townships in southeastern Minnesota.  Currently, our firm has contracts with the cities of Austin, Elkton, Hayward, and LeRoy, and we provide conflict services to the City of Albert Lea on an as-needed basis.

As the Austin City Attorney, we are responsible for the criminal prosecution of ordinance violations, misdemeanors, and statutorily specified gross misdemeanors that occur within the city limits.  Our firm has provided this service to the City of Austin on a contract-basis since 2003 and currently prosecute approximately 700 cases for the city each year.  We take pride in serving the community in which our firm is located and work diligently to maintain good relationships with our partners, including the Austin Police Department, the Mower County Attorney’s Office, and court administration.

Our office also has contracts with the cities of Elkton, Hayward, and LeRoy, serving as the City Attorney for civil matters for these communities.  In this role, we provide advice in all areas of municipal law, including:

  • Ordinance Drafting and Enforcement
  • Zoning
  • Public Contracts
  • Special Assessment Litigation
  • Government Data Practices
  • Open Meeting Law
  • Environmental Issues
  • Real Estate
  • Election Law
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Employment and Labor Issues
  • Hazardous Properties
  • Dangerous Dogs

Our attorneys also are available to handle conflict cases, criminal or civil, for other government entities and have done so recently for the City of Albert Lea.

Please call our office at 800-351-2393 if you would like additional information on the services we provide to area municipalities and townships, or send an email to either Thomas C. Baudler or Michelle M. King at

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