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 Associate Counsel-Staff Attorney
The League offers a legal consultation service for municipal attorneys
directed by the League's Associate Counsel-Staff Attorney, Edward
Purcell Esq. The League's legal department is situated at the confluence
of many important legal and policy areas and is an excellent resource
for municipal attorneys. Our legal department cannot be a replacement
for a town's municipal attorney. If you are a municipal attorney and
have a question please contact Edward Purcell Esq. at extension 137, or firstname.lastname@example.org. * PLEASE NOTE, THIS SERVICE DOES NOT OFFER “SECOND OPINIONS” OR ALTERNATIVES TO YOUR MUNICIPAL ATTORNEY WHO SHOULD BE YOUR PRIMARY SOURCE OF LEGAL ADVICE.