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Municipal and Bond Counsel


With the increased burdens of shifting resource allocations and responsibilities to local and county governments, local elected officials, administrators and managers are looking for innovative and timely solutions to assist them in meeting their responsibilities.  Dodaro, Matta & Cambest, PC has led those efforts for decades.


Our attorneys – many former and current government officials – have a strong reputation for bringing results to local agencies and governments.  We have represented municipalities – townships, boroughs and cities – as well as elected officials in capacities as solicitors and counsel.  We work to assist our clients with public meetings and hearings, develop and draft policies, regulations and ordinances, and provide legal counsel in the performance of government functions.


Local Issues


With decades of experience in government positions and as attorneys for governments, we just plain know "the ins and outs" of Municipal Law.


Our team has witnessed firsthand the development and importance of making the right decisions and forging the best plans and strategies for local, county, state and federal governments, enabling them to efficiently utilize taxpayer resources.  Areas of practice include, but are not limited to:


  • Land use, planning and zoning;

  • Labor and employment matters;

  • Contract awards, bidding and procurement;

  • Taxation and collection;

  • Economic development, urban renewal and blight;

  • Environmental compliance and remediation;

  • Law enforcement policy, liability reduction and management,

  • Open records, Sunshine and Right to Know matters;


Dodaro, Matta & Cambest, PC knows how to best assist local leaders in obtaining results for their communities.  Our professionals have crafted and administered policies and guidelines to support government units on the best ways to benefit constituents.


Bond Counsel


Our firm has experience in serving as Bond Counsel for the issuance of bonds and public finance, and has served as Counsel to underwriters in municipal bond transactions.


For the last thirty (30) years our firm has been involved extensively in the public financing of projects for school district, municipal and authority clients. Our firm has acted as local counsel to our clients, underwriters counsel for underwriting firms and bond counsel for both our clients and other school districts, municipalities and authorities. John F. Cambest, a Partner at our firm, is currently registered as a Bond Counsel on both the national and local level. 


Our team can meet your needs in all areas of municipal representation.

Municipalities and Related Boards We Currently Represent:

Allegheny County Council

Borough of Belle Vernon

Borough of Blawnox

Borough of Dormont - Planning

Borough of Millvale

Borough of Port Vue Zoning Hearing Board

Borough of Versailles

Borough of West Newton

Borough of Whitaker

Borough of West Mifflin – Planning Commission

Borough of West Mifflin – Zoning Hearing Board

Borough of White Oak

Borough of White Oak – Planning

Canonsburg-Houston Joint Sanitary Authority

City of Monessen

City of Washington

City of Washington – Planning Commission

Clairton Municipal Authority

Clearfield County

Copper & Glass Federal Credit Union

Derry Borough Municipal Authority

Elizabeth Township Authority

Greene County

Huntington County

Indiana County Housing Authority  

North Versailles Township Sanitary Authority

Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals

Pennsylvania School Board Association – School Claims Service, LLC

Ross Township BOCA Review Board

Scott Township Civil Service Commission

Southwest Regional Police Department

Township of Derry

Township of Robinson

Township of Robinson – Planning Commission

Township of Robinson (Washington County) Special Counsel to Zoning

            Hearing Board

Township of South Strabane 

Township of Stowe

Tri-Valley Federal Credit Union

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