Vaughn Sundeen provides comprehensive representation for and are prepared to handle the many legal issues faced by local government entities and authorities. We not only represent local governments, but also handle matters for private individuals, companies, and corporations against various local government entities.

As a local government attorney, Vaughn Sundeen is keenly aware of the nature, powers, and liabilities of cities, counties, and other units of local government and has experience providing counsel for Monroe County, The Monroe Country Building Authority, and The Monroe County Board of Education.

Vaughn Sundeen serves clients in the local government sector and clients taking legal action against local governments. We practice local government law in the following areas:


  • Appeals
    • Issues regarding valuation and uniformity
    • Conservation Use Valuation Assessment
    • Forest Land Protection Assessment
  • Sales
    • Distribution of excess funds
    • Claiming excess funds held by counties and municipalities

Employment Law and Litigation

  • EEOC complaints
  • Contract and at-will employees: hiring and termination

Local Government Business Proceedings

  • Contracts
  • Financing
    • Tax Anticipation Notes (TAN Notes)
    • Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (S.P.L.O.S.T)
    • Local Option Sales Tax (L.O.S.T.)
    • Local bond counsel
    • Bond validation hearings

Open Records

  • Open records act advice
    • Open records act violations
    • Sunshine laws


  • Advice on legislation, ordinances, local codes, and policy and procedure manuals
  • Local legislation: advising state congressional delegates on local legislation

Civil Litigation

  • Various civil suits
  • Civil rights and constitutional law issues
  • Election law

Real Estate

  • Land acquisition and sales
  • Leases


  • Zoning issues and litigation
  • Eminent domain
    • Advising both local governments and private citizens in all areas of eminent domain and land valuation
  • Public works
    • Contracts
    • Bidding procedures