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City of Rochester

Law Department

T. Andrew Brown, Corporation Counsel 

The Law Department, Corporation Counsel

The Law Department attends to the City's legal business. It provides legal advice to City Council, the Mayor, City departments, boards and agencies. It prepares and interprets contracts and assists in labor negotiations and collective bargaining. It drafts local laws and ordinances. It reviews proposed N.Y. State legislation affecting the City and researches N.Y. State and federal legislation. It handles acquisition, management and disposal of properties and represents the City in civil, criminal and bankruptcy proceedings. It also implements legal remedies to address quality of life and nuisance abatement issues.

The Corporation Counsel is the head of the Law Department. The Department is staffed by a team of highly specialized attorneys and dedicated paralegals and administrative personnel.. 

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General Information: (585) 428-6990  

Claims/Collections: (585) 428-6949

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