Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff LLP is to go on to supply law companies for the metropolis of New Albany subsequent the retirement of Mitch Banchefsky last year.
Town Council May possibly 17 agreed to hire the organization, which provided solutions on an interim foundation right until a new law director was picked out.
A slate of 4 corporations utilized.
Specifically, Ben Albrecht, a lover in the organization, was undertaking the responsibilities of law director soon after Banchefsky retired.
Banchefsky manufactured $148,255 in 2021. Albrecht’s company was paid $10,000 for each month on an interim foundation and is to be compensated $12,000 a thirty day period beginning June 1. That equates to $144,000 annually the deal runs by means of the conclusion of 2023.
“Ben has labored with the city on different authorized troubles through the previous 10 years, like labor negotiations,” Metropolis Supervisor Joe Stefanov stated. “His counsel has been incredibly effectively acquired, and he also carried out the capabilities of metropolis attorney at a large amount on an interim basis.
“Feedback on his work effectiveness between senior team was really large,” Stefanov explained. “Additionally, his company is positioned in New Albany. All of the legislation companies we interviewed ended up extremely capable, but Ben has verified himself to be an asset to our group.”
Banchefsky experienced claimed the job “is in no way dull,” a thing with which Albrecht agrees.
“The ‘challenge’ arises in the large array of inquiries that come up on a fairly recurrent foundation from throughout all departments in the city,” Albrecht said.
“However, the ‘challenge’ of assisting city staff to help fulfill their targets, no matter of the make a difference, is what makes the option pleasurable and exciting.”
David Moser, an affiliate at Fishel Downey Albrecht & Riepenhoff, is to fill in and aid as required. Moser already prosecutes conditions on behalf of the town
City officers had explained they deemed employing a complete-time metropolis legal professional on workers but thought the contracted authorized support was the most value-efficient and efficient approach at the time.