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Triarsi, Betancourt, Wukovits, & Dugan, has substantial and significant experience representing local governmental entities, including local governments and educational institutions. We have served and currently serve as counsel to multiple governing bodies throughout the state. We have extensive knowledge and practical experience in drafting the necessary Ordinances and Resolutions that a governing body will need to govern. Our litigation for public sector entities includes matters involving personal injury claims asserted under the New Jersey Tort Claims Act, the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), municipal tax appeals, automobile liability claims, environmental claims, and numerous general liability claims asserted against municipal entities as well as litigation in all aspects of planning and zoning boards.

We have a considerable background in representing public entities in claims involving police liability issues, false arrest and malicious prosecution, as well as many other civil rights violations. Our attorneys have considerable experience in both federal and state courts in representing police officers.

Triarsi, Betancourt, Wukovits, & Dugan, provides a wide array of advocacy and advice to public entities, in areas including:

  • Education
  • Employment & Labor
  • Municipal Tax Appeals
  • Preparation of contracts and bid documents for all aspects of development by the governing entities.
  • Preparation of contracts and joint municipal participation agreements
  • Condemnation proceedings
  • Land Use and Redevelopment
  • Litigation involving builders, architects and engineers
  • Environmental regulatory and litigation matters
  • Preparation of ordinances and resolutions
  • Development review matters
  • Municipal Court
  • The Open Public Records Act
  • The Open Public Meetings Act
  • Police & Public Officials Liability
  • Prosecution and defense of Public Contract Award

 In the past, our attorneys have represented public entities which include the following:

  • Union County
  • Essex County
  • The Borough of Roselle Park
  • Clark Township
  • Union Township
  • Borough of Garwood
  • Winfield Township
  • The Town of Westfield
  • The Union County Improvement Authority
  • The Borough of Carteret
  • The City of Bayonne


If you need any assistance with municipal law matters, contact us for a free consultation.

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