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Government Relations

ABHR lawyers actively work with State and local governments on a variety of matters. Whether it is working with the mayor of a small town or the chairman of a major State agency, our attorneys have the required knowledge, experience, and communication skills.

Local Government Relations

Our lawyers have significant experience working with county and municipal elected officials and staff. Our lawyers effectively advocate for public participation in development or redevelopment projects and other economic development incentives. ABHR lawyers also represent cities in structuring and negotiating economic development programs and public-private partnerships.

ABHR lawyers have represented major companies and public entities in franchise, development, contractual, and regulatory matters with cities.

State Government Relations

ABHR attorneys have extensive experience in drafting legislation and lobbying the Texas Legislature. ABHR clients include local government entities as well as those who seek to create local government entities. For 40 years, our attorneys have been the principal drafters and lobbyists of major laws and regulations affecting water districts, tax increment reinvestment zones, municipal management districts, and other special purpose districts and laws related to the construction of infrastructure and real estate development in Texas.

ABHR attorneys have been involved in the creation of dozens of special districts, including municipal utility districts, municipal management districts, improvement districts and road districts in the Texas Legislature, a process that includes drafting the legislation to create the district and lobbying for its passage.