Corporation Counsel

Duties
The Office of the Corporation Counsel provides daily legal advice to City employees relating to the discharge of duties, defends lawsuits and other claims, collects back taxes, and negotiates labor contracts.

The Corporation Counsel won or settled several complex litigation cases and has pursued property code compliance in housing court. The Office continues to streamline operations and reduce costs.

Mission
The primary mission of the Office of the Corporation Counsel is to clearly, quickly and concisely provide advice as required by the City Charter; to defend all claims; and to initiate collection actions on all overdue accounts.
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