Stitzel Page & Fletcher, P.C. was established in 1990 with the “vision” of providing comprehensive legal services to governments, educational institutions, and other public and quasi-public entities throughout Vermont.  In the ensuing 16 years, SP&F has fulfilled that vision, growing from its two-attorney origins to a mid-size firm with a well-earned reputation for providing focused, knowledgeable counsel and advocacy. The scope of our services has evolved as we have grown, and we have put our experience and skills to work for new clients.

SP&F is dedicated to building and maintaining strong, long-term working relationships with our clients. We are available at every step, from planning through implementation, to help them avoid, or minimize, costly and time-consuming problems or litigation. Even the best planning cannot forestall all litigation. When litigation does occur, SP&F lawyers have the training and experience needed to forcefully advocate for your interests in state and federal courts, and before state and federal agencies and tribunals.

As a partial example of its on-going work for clients, SP&F attorneys regularly:

  • Advise public boards and bodies on substantive governance issues and the procedural requirements for binding official action. more in Public Management

  • Assist in the development, drafting, enactment, interpretation and enforcement of municipal ordinances, regulations and by-laws. more in Land Use and Ordinance Adoption

  • Represent our clients in labor relations and labor-management issues and provide advice on drafting and personnel policies and procedures. more in Labor & Relations

  • Investigate and respond to alleged denials of human rights, civil rights, and special education or general education rights, and develop, refine and implement compliance policies and procedures in these areas. more in General Education and Special Education

  • Draft and review real estate and other legal contracts and documents, including (AIA) construction documents, documents for municipal bonding and borrowing, and state and federally funded grant and loan program documents. more in Construction and Real Estate

  • Consult on municipal finance and taxation matters, defend tax appeals and assist with the collection of delinquent taxes. more in Finance

  • Participate in seminars, educational offerings and other speaking engagements and training opportunities consistent with the philosophy and mission of the firm. more in News