Anderson & Kreiger lawyers counsel state and regional agencies and authorities in high-stakes, emerging, as well as routine legal matters. We are the lawyers of choice for public agencies, guiding these specialized clients through litigation, regulatory compliance, real estate transactions, procurement, airport and transportation, construction, as well as land use and environmental issues.
Our Public Law attorneys have extraordinary backgrounds that are teeming with the unique work experience that state and local agencies need. Our robust team includes a former United States Attorney, several former Assistant United States Attorneys, former Civil Chief in the US Attorney’s Office in Boston, former interim Executive Director of Massport, former General Counsel of the Massachusetts Port Authority, former Chief of the Massachusetts Economic Crimes Unit, former Deputy Chief Legal Counsel to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Governor William Weld, as well as the former Chief Legal Counsel for Governor Charlie Baker. A&K lawyers draw wisely upon the strength of their diverse backgrounds, internal government experience and deeply rooted, resourceful networks. In fact, our attorneys’ input is so valued by public law clients, they are often retained to develop new processes to avoid future scrutiny or undesirable behaviors within public service organizations.
Our team is deeply committed to finding the best possible resolutions to the specific legal topics agencies encounter. Our lawyers are often called upon for their highly focused areas of practice and their expansive knowledge in those areas. For instance, the MassDOT Aeronautics Division selected the A&K lawyers handling airport law to update its regulations and to advise the Division on efforts to integrate drones into the Massachusetts aeronautical landscape. Also, agencies and the individuals involved in their operations rely on our capable representation when dealing with highly sensitive matters related to litigation, white collar crime and internal investigations. Additionally, we provide the most up to date training and counseling on regulatory issues and governance strategies to help agencies function optimally. As reputable and deep subject matter experts, A&K attorneys are often appointed as Special Assistant Attorney General (SAAG) to represent state agencies in litigation.
A&K attorneys also successfully represent the firm’s business clients before state and local agencies in connection with privately implemented projects and initiatives, including project partnerships with governmental agencies. Our experience working with state agencies helps clients to be proactive and thorough. Additionally, our intimate knowledge of how complex approval processes work and how to effectively position projects assists clients so that their appearances before these tribunals run efficiently and productively.