Areas of Practice / Governmental Affairs

Governmental Affairs

We are well-acquainted with the complexities of representing businesses and individuals before governmental bodies, regulatory agencies and local boards and commissions. Our extensive experience in these areas has resulted in a long record of success in achieving our clients’ objectives with the public sector. You can count on our team to effectively communicate on your behalf with elected and appointed officials at all levels of government.

FOCUS AREAS
City of San Antonio and Bexar County
  • Representation before the San Antonio City Council and Bexar County Commissioner's Court
  • Assist with zoning, platting and subdivision
  • Work with City and County Staff to create and revise ordinances, rules and regulations affecting the business community
  • Assist with qualification for and participation in business development and retention incentive programs
  • Prepare and negotiate formal contractual arrangements with governmental entities
  • Represent clients purchasing or leasing property from the City or County, as well as other procurement issues
  • Represent clients to secure water, wastewater and utility service commitments
  • Prepare and negotiate Developer Participation Agreements for public-private infrastructure projects
  • Provide assistance with traffic-related issues and right-of-way access and acquisition
Federal Matters
  • Facilitate communication with local representatives serving in Washington on federal matters affecting individuals, organizations and businesses in San Antonio and South Texas
  • Representation before federal agencies, boards and commissions
  • Assist with federal regulatory compliance of diverse activities and business operations
State of Texas
  • Representation before various Committees of the Texas House and Senate about proposed legislation
  • Facilitate communication with key state legislators about client concerns
  • Draft proposed statutes and regulations, as well as developing and implementing strategies for passage and adoption
  • Assist with matters pending before state agencies, boards and commissions
  • Consult with clients about open meetings and open records
  • Request attorney general opinions on statutory interpretation issues