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Funding Essential Services in Times of Austerity, Linebarger Goggan Offers Solutions

By Kathryn Kretschmer-Weyland
January 14, 2013


Funding Essential Services in Times of Austerity,

The slow pace of our economic recovery has forced drastic cuts across all levels of government. Add to that the wave of natural disasters and protests that have struck this year, many cities are now faced with even tougher financial situations. To help make sure that cities are able to continue providing essential public services, many of them are turning to one of the most respected collection firms in the industry, the law firm of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP.

Linebarger Goggan, a Platinum Partner and long-time Business Council Member with The U.S. Conference of Mayors, currently represents more than 500 cities throughout the United States, including some 84 members of the Conference of Mayors. In 2012 alone, 27 cities have joined the firmís client roster.

With over 36 years of success under their belt, and a singular focus on collecting delinquent government receivables, Linebarger Goggan has honed its service offering to meet the unique needs of its more than 2,200-plus government clients. A third of the firmís clients have partnered with them for over 20 years.

Linebarger Goggan recovers approximately a billion dollars in additional revenue for its public sector clientele each year. The firmís business model has already resulted in four Conference of Mayors Public-Private Partnership Awards, including recognition for the firmís work with the Cities of Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Port Arthur. They are the only four-time winner in the 75-year history of the Conference.

For more information on Linebarger Goggan, contact Kathryn Kretschmer Weyland with the Conference of Mayors at 301-460-5251 or kweyland@usmayors.org; or Jeannie Fanning at 240-393-9672 or jfanning@usmayors.org.