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Harford County Municipal Law Attorneys

Comprehensive legal representation in municipal law matters

Municipal law governs the actions of public entities and the relationships between governmental bodies and the citizens and businesses within those communities. As such, municipal governments, boards and employees — among others — are legally obligated to comply with specific rules and policies that differ from those that apply to the day-to-day operations of business organizations.

Municipal law covers a wide range of topics, such as:

  • Municipal finance
  • Taxation
  • Liability defense
  • Civil rights

Municipal law attorneys must be able to deftly navigate everything from routine municipal law matters to hotly contested litigation.

A special focus on municipal law

The Bel Air lawyers of Stark and Keenan, P.A. have extensive in-depth experience dealing with Maryland municipal law affairs. Attorneys Elwood Stark and Charles Keenan represent Bel Air and Havre de Grace in municipal legal matters. They provide general counsel and act as litigators when the need arises. Additionally, Mr. Stark and Mr. Keenan are keenly involved in community activities and charitable organizations in Harford County.

Outside of Bel Air and Havre de Grace, Stark and Keenan, P.A. works with businesses and individuals in municipal law cases. Our knowledge of how municipal entities operate is an invaluable asset as we help private clients navigate the confusing web of municipal policies to produce successful resolutions. We have been recognized by our peers for the high level of service we provide — four of our attorneys, including Mr. Stark and Mr. Keenan, are AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and two of our attorneys are BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Municipal law attorneys serving Harford County

From our offices in Bel Air and Havre de Grace, Stark and Keenan, P.A. represents business owners, real estate developers, banking institutions and corporations doing business throughout the greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area, including Towson, Aberdeen, Edgewood and Riverside. Call today at or contact the firm online to schedule an initial consultation.

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If you want to request a change of zoning on your property, NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!

Pursuant to Harford County Council Bill No. 24-007, Harford County will initiate a 12-month county-wide Comprehensive Rezoning Process Process. The Department of Planning and Zoning will accept application requests for individual rezoning changes for a two-month period beginning on June 3, 2024.

If you are interested in filing a request for a zoning change, please email [email protected].
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Stark and Keenan, P.A. mourns the loss of Attorney Charles B. Keenan Jr., a revered founding member and influential Maryland Attorney. Charles B. Keenan