Michigan Township Law

Bauckham, Thall, Seeber, Kaufman & Koches P.C.

Municipal Attorneys

Municipal Attorneys

Bauckham, Thall, Seeber, Kaufman & Koches P.C.

The attorneys at Bauckham Thall have over 100 years of collective knowledge, experience, and expertise representing municipal clients.


About Our Attorneys

Bauckham, Thall, Seeber, Kaufman & Koches, P.C., together with its predecessors, has been engaged in the practice of township law in Michigan for over 100 years. Our clients include townships and villages throughout the State of Michigan, the Michigan Townships Association, and select private individuals and businesses. We represent rural and urban clients in all aspects of township operations and in a multitude of municipal issues. 

Our firm’s dedication to municipal practice over so many years enables us to provide clients with time-tested advice. We are proud of the lengthy history we have with many of our clients, and we continue to bring them knowledgeable, quality representation in a cost-efficient manner. It is not only high quality legal services that keep our relationships strong: our absolute commitment to personal and timely attention means we are not just service providers, but are full partners in meeting our clients’ goals.

Our Professional

Legal Services

Planning and Zoning

We provide assistance related to zoning ordinances, master plans, special land use applications, the Right to Farm Act, and much more.

Ordinance Enforcement

Our attorneys regularly appear in court to prosecute zoning, blight, and other misdemeanors and civil infractions.

Municipal Taxation

We have extensive experience regarding municipal taxation, including appeals to the Michigan Tax Tribunal, as well as other revenue sources such as Special Assessment Districts and Bonds.

Ordinance Drafting & Adoption

We provide a complete range of services on all manner of ordinances, from the initial drafting stages through adoption and enforcement.

Freedom of Information Act

We regularly manage and consult on Freedom of Information Act requests, including those related to police departments and elections.

Constitutional Law

We are frequently called upon to answer challenging constitutional questions, including before the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court.

Other Municipal Services

As a full-service municipal law firm, there is rarely a municipal law question we cannot answer. Click to learn about some of our other services.

Michigan Township Assocation

Our firm has served as general counsel to the Michigan Townships Association since the Association’s inception in 1953.