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Legal Consultation

League Legal Department
General Counsel William Kearns, of Kearns, Reale, and Kearns in Willingboro, heads the League of Municipalities Legal Department.  League Associate Counsel Ed Purcell provides day-to-day staffing at League headquarters in Trenton.  In addition, the League retains 28 additional assistant and associate counsels.  These attorneys are renowned experts in the many different fields of municipal law, including environmental issues, labor relations, land use, taxation and bonding.

Legal Consultation with the League's Staff Attorney
As a service to its membership, the League provides municipal officials and employees with legal knowledge and analysis through a Legal Consultation Service. Municipal members may consult with the League's Staff Attorney on legal issues; whether it concerns a conflict of interest question, the interpretation of a statute or regulation or another municipal law subject. *Please note that the intent of this service is to provide a helpful consultation and not legal advice.

Interested municipalities may contact Ed Purcell, Esq. at (609) 695-3481 extension 137, or at


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