ICC News Release
For Immediate Release: Februrary, 9 2023
Contact: Donna Campbell | (734) 660-6518
dcampbell@iccsafe.org | www.iccsafe.org
American Legal Publishing joins the International Code Council’s family of solutions

The acquisition will enhance the Code Council’s codification services and further support its mission 

Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council announced today that it has acquired American Legal Publishing, the largest employee-owned codification firm in the United States. American Legal will expand the Code Council’s offerings through ordinance codification and re-codification, code supplementation, legal reviews and online code publishing solutions to municipalities and counties of all sizes. 

American Legal’s codification experts currently serve over 3,500 municipal clients nationwide, employing staff members with law degrees or paralegal certificates and editors who are dedicated to finding innovative ways to keep municipal codes organized and updated. With the acquisition, American Legal will bring skilled ordinance codification, supplementation, electronic and internet publishing services to the Code Council.  

“There is a reason why American Legal has remained a leader in codification services for more than 80 years. Their team of experts will advance our codification services and further support our mission to provide resources that professionals and the public can rely on,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “We welcome American Legal Publishing to our family of solutions and look forward to the opportunities that will emerge.” 

“American Legal is delighted to become part of the Code Council family of solutions as both organizations have a long history of serving municipal clients with the utmost quality and care,” said Ray Bollhauer, President, American Legal. “The Code Council has proven it recognizes the value of the services codification firms, such as American Legal, provide local governments.  We are happy to be part of their team.” 

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About the International Code Council  
The International Code Council is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions. Code Council codes, standards and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide. 

About American Legal Publishing  
American Legal Publishing’s team of attorneys and editors are codification experts dedicated to providing exceptional quality, service and support. American Legal built a reputation of excellence and innovation in codification services to fit local governments’ needs and can offer advice on the most cost-efficient way to best serve citizens.