The elected and appointed officials of today have difficult, pressured and time consuming jobs. The financial pressures alone felt by local governments over the past several years haven’t been seen in generations. Market forces cause local governments to constantly change. Persson & Cohen recognizes these pressures and works towards cost effective and timely solutions. As General Counsel to cities and towns, we serve as the chief legal official who analyzes and anticipates problems and gets legal answers to help make elected and appointed officials more efficient and effective. We do this through a team approach as we have five attorneys who practice in various areas of local governmental law. And much like the family doctor, it's important to know when to seek a specialist with particular expertise to correctly treat a unique problem that may arise.
As Special Counsel to a number of southwest Florida governments, we offer specialized assistance in the area of land use, local government law, code enforcement, and other property related matters. When other governmental lawyers have conflicts, we are prepared to step in and address the problematic issue. Being of service to a community means understanding the pressures faced by elected and appointed officials, being familiar with local governmental law, and responding in a timely, ethical and cost effective manner.