The Town of Southold is a municipal corporation. Like any other corporation, it needs an attorney to handle its legal affairs The town attorney represents the town in all legal matters.
Among other things, the town attorney handles the town's litigation, contracts, and administrative hearings. The town attorney drafts town laws and provides advice to all town departments. The town attorney works closely with the Town Board, Planning Board, Zoning Board and Trustees. The town attorney also acts as prosecutor of criminal violations of the Town Code.