Land Use and Real Estate

Our Land Use and Real Estate practice group is an interdisciplinary practice group well-versed in virtually all aspects of real estate transactions. Our attorneys represent owners and/or developers of shopping and retail centers, apartment projects, mixed-use developments, condominiums, hotels, industrial and manufacturing facilities, hospitals and other medical facilities, nursing homes, office buildings, residential developments, resort properties, restaurants, unimproved land, MUDs, lenders, and lending institutions.

We develop strategies for clients dealing with master planning, zoning, subdivisions, site plans, development permits, condemnation, environmental matters, water and wastewater regulations, annexation and traffic issues. We are registered lobbyists with the City of Austin (and other cities).  We have represented owners and developers of real property in front of city, county, and state authorities. We create and revise city and county ordinances, creating and dissolving MUDs and road districts, and regulations affecting the development of real property.

We work with platting, master planning, zoning, variances, waivers, annexation, economic development incentives, development agreements, utility commitments, association formation and representation and legal tract determinations. Our attorneys frequently negotiate Chapter 245 “vested rights” determinations, condemnation, “due diligence” development and yield analyses, state and local lobbying, and drafting city and county ordinances, and the rules and regulations affecting the development of real property.

We assist clients with multiple land use issues including:

  • Zoning
  • Subdivision
  • Site Plans & Development Permits
  • Local Governmental Regulation
  • Lobbying
  • Traffic Issues
  • Transportation
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Environmental
  • Condemnation
  • Annexation
  • Banking
  • Leasing & Operation
  • Purchasing & Selling
  • Construction Contracts
  • Borrowing & Lending


9 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 1000
Houston, Texas 77046
Phone: 713.651.0111
Fax: 713.651.0220


16000 North Dallas Parkway
Suite 350
Dallas, Texas 75248
Phone: 972.788.1600
Fax: 972.702.0662


Terrace 2
2700 Via Fortuna, Suite 350
Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: 512.469.7987
Fax: 512.469.9408


PNC Center
201 E. 5th Street, Suite 1810
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513.830.0261
Fax: 513.672.0381