The Town of Blackstone Massachusetts, acting through its Board of Selectmen, seeks to appoint a highly qualified attorney or law firm as Town Counsel effective July 1, 2021. The successful appointee should meet or exceed the qualifications stated in the RFP, in general, should be readily accessible to authorized public officials, exceptionally experienced in municipal law, meticulous in adhering to required standards of professional conduct and ethics, and committed to rendering sound legal advice with suitable objectivity and professional detachment.
The appointee and all those who serve as back-up to the appointee (see below) must be a member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar and of the Federal Bar for the District of Massachusetts. Town Counsel must have Professional Liability Insurance in the amount of at least $2,000,000 and will need to produce a certificate of insurance upon appointment.
The appointee must represent or have represented as town counsel (or functional equivalent) a minimum of three Massachusetts municipalities for no less than four years each or represented other Massachusetts municipalities in specific areas of municipal law or possess equivalent experience. References for all municipalities currently represented or represented in the past ten years by the appointee must be furnished.
Qualified attorneys or law firms interested in submitting an RFP should request a complete copy of the RFP and attach copies of all documents requested therein. Kindly return the same in a sealed envelope labeled “Town Counsel RFP” to Greg Balukonis, Acting Town Administrator, who also will be available to respond to questions at:
Greg Balukonis, Acting Town Administrator
Town of Blackstone
Blackstone Town Hall
15 St. Paul Street
Blackstone, MA 01504
Please provide six (6) hard copies of the RFP response and all associated documentation on 8 ½ x 11 paper, along with one digital copy in Adobe pdf format at the address above.
All responses to this RFP must be received at the above address no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, May 28, 2021. Electronic submissions are allowed as long as they are received prior to this deadline.