Many municipalities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are struggling to reconcile the need to provide public services with the fiscal pressures brought by declining revenues, reduced state support, a restrictive regulatory environment, rising labor and pension costs and other operating expenses, and limited access to capital.

To help municipalities address these challenges, Ballard Spahr has teamed attorneys from its nationally ranked public finance practice with those skilled in labor and employment issues, bankruptcy, real estate, tax, and government relations to form a Municipal Recovery practice.

Members of the Municipal Recovery team will discuss key issues facing municipalities, including recovery strategies for distressed communities, at the Association for Pennsylvania Municipal Management (APMM) and Public Employer Labor Relations Advisory Service (PELRAS) annual fall meetings this month sponsored by the PA League of Cities & Municipalities.

The events, which will be attended by municipal leaders from across the Commonwealth, are dedicated to the subject of municipal distress and recovery. They will be held on October 15 in Greensburg and on October 22 in Lancaster.

Ballard Spahr is uniquely positioned to advise distressed municipalities, as well as those looking to maintain fiscal health. Attorneys in Ballard Spahr's Municipal Recovery practice serve as advisory members of the PA League of Cities & Municipalities' Core Communities in Crisis Task Force, a group formed to develop recommendations for municipal recovery to the Governor and members of the Pennsylvania Legislature.

For more information on the PA League of Cities & Municipalities' fall events or the Municipal Recovery practice at Ballard Spahr, click here.