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Legislation & Legal Counsel Unit

Legislation & Legal Counsel Unit

Attorneys in the Legislation & Legal Counsel Unit enjoy researching and wrestling with legal and policy issues. The unit works with the Mayor’s Office, City Council, and all agencies of the City in drafting, reviewing, and advising on legislation. That includes research regarding issues arising under the state and federal constitution, state preemption, and the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter.

Lawyers in the unit also issue numerous legal opinions—both formal and informal—advising City officials on all manner of legislative interpretation questions. The unit’s Right-to-Know Division advises all City departments regarding public records requests under the Right-to-Know Law and other public disclosure matters and represents the City in connection with appeals filed with the Commonwealth’s Office of Open Records.


Lewis Rosman
Chief Deputy City Solicitor
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Name Job title Phone #
Zoey Chenitz, (she/her/hers) Senior Attorney
Legislation & Legal Counsel Unit
(215) 683-5021
Bryce Davis Legal Assistant
Appeals Unit
(215) 683-5007
Reynelle Staley, (she/her/hers) Senior Attorney
Legislation & Legal Counsel Unit
(215) 683-5013
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