Frances serves as general counsel and bond counsel to various special purpose districts that finance and construct water, sewer, drainage, and road facilities.
In these capacities, Frances represents her clients in public law matters, contract negotiations and preparation, the administration of public meetings, and regulatory compliance. Frances also works with cities, counties, and developers in connection with economic development agreements, tax increment reinvestment zones, local government corporations, municipal management districts, and other financing mechanisms used to facilitate urban development and renewal activities and the financing of public works and infrastructure. Frances brings to her practice skills previously learned as a civil litigator and as a former Assistant United States Attorney. After graduating law school, Frances served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Hayden Head, Jr., in the Southern District of Texas. During her third year of law school, Frances was elected by her peers to serve as the permanent class president.