Alia VinsonPartnerAllen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP
Ms. Vinson’s practice focuses on public finance, urban development law, and local government regulation. She works with special purpose districts, such as municipal utility districts (including master planned communities), water authorities, local government corporations, management districts, TIRZs and redevelopment authorities, both in the role of general counsel and bond counsel. She has a particular interest in long term water supply planning, water infrastructure development, water conservation and reuse projects, flood control infrastructure and flood planning, and the development of park and recreational facilities, including the bayou greenways project. Ms. Vinson has also worked on economic development matters (including developing 380 agreements with municipalities) and toll road authorities (on toll roads and other transportation projects).
Education and Professional Background. University of Chicago, The Law School (J.D. 2002); University of Chicago, The College (B.A. 1999). Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Vinson’s practice focused on federal and international tax planning. Admitted to practice: Illinois, 2002; Texas, 2004.
Professional Organizations and Community Involvement. Founding member of Houston Stronger (a coalition of Houston-region stakeholders focused on flood control matters); Vice Chair of the Region 6 San Jacinto Regional Flood Planning Group; serve on the Board of the Texas Water Conservation Association, and serve as a member of its Flood Response Committee, Policy Committee, Surface Water Committee, and Utility Districts Panel; served on the Advisory Board of West Houston Association, and serve as vice chair of its Water Resources Committee and a member of its Governmental Affairs Committee; served on Mayor Annise Parker’s Water Conservation Task Force 2012-2015 and chaired its Infrastructure Subcommittee; member of the Greater Houston Partnership and served on the Water Issues Committee 2014-2015; member of the Gulf Coast Economic Development District’s 2014-2018 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee; chaired the City of Houston’s Water Adjustment Board 2013-2019; served on the Fort Bend County Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census; participated in the Houston Galveston Area Council’s Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (“Our Great Region 2040”); serve on the Board of Directors of the Houston Public Library Foundation; graduate of the Center for Houston’s Future Leadership Forum; member of the Urban Land Institute; member of the Association of Water Board Directors; member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers; and recognized for excellence by Texas Monthly in Bonds/Government Finance Law.