Municipal Law

The selection of a solicitor is among the most significant decisions a municipal governing body will make. Providing legal advice on personnel, land use and development, Sunshine and Right-to-Know Law, tax collection, ordinance revision and development, litigation and other highly sensitive matters, a solicitor is one of the professionals most vital to the handling of day-to-day matters as well as the implementation of a governing body’s vision for their community.

The broad legal experience and personal attention and service Hladik, Onorato and Federman, LLP furnishes to its municipal clients distinguish the firm as a leader in municipal law throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. Possessing more than 100 years of experience combined, representing townships, boroughs, municipal authorities, business tax collectors, real estate tax collectors and zoning hearing boards, Hladik, Onorato and Federman, LLP has represented communities of diverse sizes and resources and with varied priorities.

Hladik, Onorato and Federman, LLP recognizes that municipal officials and administrators face more complex challenges than ever before, and residents, applicants and organizations bring their own agendas to municipal meetings. While these can emerge in unforeseen ways, the attorneys of Hladik, Onorato and Federman, LLP remain mindful that it is the board of elected commissioners, supervisors or council members and their vision for their community whom they serve.

Whether an established borough facing the challenges of redevelopment or an emerging township trying to adequately plan for an increased demand for emergency services, the municipal law attorneys of Hladik, Onorato and Federman, LLP have not only the legal background and practical experience, but a deep understanding of the forces affecting municipal government to be a key part of and a significant asset to your board, your vision and your community.

The municipal attorneys at Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP also represent businesses and individuals before various municipalities and authorities, for zoning, land development, tax assessment appeals, Right-to-Know and other municipal activities.  Our long experience working with local government make us uniquely qualified to guide through the demanding areas of municipal law.

School District Representation

Hladik, Onorato and Federman LLP’s municipal law experience includes the representation of public school districts and boards and other institutions of public education. Formerly the solicitor for the Norristown Area School District, Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP’s expertise in school district matters extends to firm partner Steve Hladik’s two terms of service on the Board of Directors of the North Penn School District. Hladik, Onorato and Federman, LLP can manage the most complex legal issues before a school board including labor matters.

Please contact attorney, David C. Onorato at 267-662-9020 or via email at for more information or an appointment.

Municipal and government law attorneys in Montgomery & Bucks Counties PA

“Handling trying situations at public meetings takes the right temperament and patience. The lawyers at Hladik, Onorato and Federman, LLP have always helped us navigate difficult circumstances and treated our residents with the respect they deserve.”

Ken Kroberger
Upper Gwynedd Township

“The lawyers at Hladik, Onorato and Federman, LLP have relationships with policymakers and officials in other levels of government are a big asset. Typically, we’re aware well in advance of any changes in state law that are going to affect us and are able to plan accordingly”

Marie Altieri
Former Supervisor
Lower Providence Township

“No matter the situation that came before the board, one of their partners had typically dealt with an identical set of circumstances in another township. That experience was invaluable to us.”

Phillip Mandato
Former Commissioner
West Norriton Township