Annexation

Flaherty & Hood, P.A. has built a reputation around the state as Minnesota’s leader for cities in annexation—both in the legal and legislative arenas. Our attorneys and lobbyists provide comprehensive annexation services, such as preparation and negotiation of annexation ordinances and orderly annexation agreements, representation in contested case annexation proceedings and legislative services.

Services

Annexation by Ordinance

  • Strategy development and planning
  • Process and legal advice
  • Annexation ordinance development and drafting

Orderly Annexation

  • Strategy development and planning
  • Process and legal advice
  • Direct negotiation with township representatives
  • Development and drafting of orderly annexation agreements

Contested Case Annexation Proceedings

  • Strategy development and planning
  • Process and legal advice
  • Negotiated settlements
  • Mediation
  • Motions, discovery and trial preparation
  • Trial representation and advocacy in administrative hearings, district, and appellate courts

District and Appellate Courts

  • Strategy development and planning
  • Process and legal advice
  • Motion practice
  • Trial advocacy
  • Appellate practice

Legislative Services

  • Development of legislative strategy
  • Bill drafting
  • Legislative advocacy

Notable Clients and Issues

  • Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC)
  • Favorable settlements in contested case annexation proceedings on behalf of the cities of Bemidji, Morris, Little Falls, La Crescent, Fergus Falls, Park Rapids, Staples, Hinckley, Mora, Monticello and Winona.  In annexation matters that have been tried to conclusion, Flaherty & Hood, P.A. has represented or currently represents cities in contested case annexation proceedings, including the cities of Pine River, Rushford, Chisago City (2 contested matters), Winona and Forest Lake
  • Representation before district and appellate courts in annexation matters for the cities of Perham, Chisago City, Forest Lake, La Crescent and Waite Park
  • Representation in negotiation and drafting of orderly annexation agreements and annexation ordinances for the cities of Alexandria, Bemidji, Benson, Chisago City, Fergus Falls, Glenwood, Hinckley, International Falls, Janesville, La Crescent, Luverne, Mankato, Marshall, Montevideo, Moorhead, Northfield, Park Rapids, Perham, Rochester, St. Charles, St. Cloud, Sauk Centre and Winona

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