IN COMPLIANCE WITH ILLINOIS EXECUTIVE ORDER The firm is open, and the best way to reach the firm and continue services is by phone at 309-764-8300.

Public Sector/Municipalities/Schools

Our law firm advises the agency’s directors and management on all legal matters, including those special to public agencies, such as open-meeting laws and Senate Bill 2410 in Iowa.

Our lawyers handle the agency’s legal needs, from negotiating and preparing contracts and leases, handling real estate transactions, and advising on employment matters, to litigating disputes.

  • Providing audits in accordance with Governmental Auditing Standards
  • Assisting in compliance with budgetary and regulatory requirements
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Assessing, implementing and monitoring complex cost structures
  • Providing audits in accordance with Senate Bill 2410 (Iowa)
  • Preparing compensation plans and incentive programs
  • Obtaining and maintaining tax exempt status
  • Benchmarking, trend, and revenue analysis
  • Minimizing unrelated business incomes
  • Finding and retaining key employees
  • Preparing budgets & forecasts
  • Developing and training staff
  • Board meeting presentations
  • IRS Representation
  • Preparation of 990
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits

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As published in the Califf & Harper, P.C. August 2013 Newsletter

To FOIA/OMA, or Not to FOIA/OMA:
Updates and Tips from 2012 PAC Decisions and Act Amendments
As published in the Califf & Harper, P.C. March 2013 Newsletter

Important notice regarding the Open Meetings Act