Practice Areas



The firm has assembled a team of more than twenty highly skilled and experienced lawyers who have a passion for representing public sector clients. Our lawyers routinely provide legal advice in the areas of board governance, real estate and construction, technology, general business, purchasing, open government, elections, bond planning, employment, civil rights, special education, and student discipline. The State Bar of Texas has certified two of the firm’s lawyers as specialists in the areas of labor and employment, and one of the firm’s lawyers as a specialist in appellate law.





Business & Operations

  • Advertising
  • Asbestos Management Plan
  • Cell Tower Leases
  • Child Nutrition/Food Services
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Energy
  • Energy And Utilities Contracts
  • Energy Conservation Programs
  • Equipment Purchasing/Leasing
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Grant Writing
  • Insurance
  • Lease/Sale of Excess Property
  • Licensing of Proprietary Materials
  • Professional Services
  • Public Procurement Compliance
  • Real Estate
  • Student Programs/Activities
  • Technology Services
  • Transportation

Construction
Law

  • Construction Labor Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Mediation and Arbitration
  • Contractor’s Liability
  • Cooperative Purchasing
  • Job Order Contracting
  • Mechanic’s And Materialmen’s Liens
  • Payment/Performance Bonds And Surety Claims
  • Prevailing Wage Laws
  • Procurement

Commercial Transactions


Real Estate Development



Technology

  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Transactional work

  • Acquisition and Sale of Real Estate
  • Adverse Possession
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Commercial Lease Agreements
  • Easements and Licenses
  • Zoning and Development
  • Equipment Leases/Financing
  • E-Rate Compliance
  • Grant Funds
  • Negotiating/Implementing Technology Contracts
  • Procurement
  • Cyber Insurance
  • Website Accessibility
  • Data Privacy and Security




Charter
Schools

  • Agency Investigations and Potential Sanctions
  • Board/Superintendent Relations
  • Charter Adoption, Amendment, and Renewal With TEA
  • Employment
  • Facilities Acquisition and Construction
  • Policy Development
  • Procurement
  • TOMA (Texas Open Meetings Act)
  • TPIA (Texas Public Information Act)

Education
Law

  • Charter School Law
  • Election Law
  • Public and Private Education
  • School Board Liability and Defense
  • School Desegregation
  • School Tenure
  • Special Education
  • Student Discipline
  • Title IX Compliance

Open
Government

  • Advising in Rules and Costs
  • Advising on Applicable Exception to Protected Information
  • Agenda and Minutes Preparation
  • Board Meeting
  • Executive Session
  • Public Participation
  • Seeking an Attorney General’s Ruling on Protected Information
  • Texas Open Meeting Act
  • Texas Public Information Act

Governance


Students


  • Board Member Training
  • Board/Superintendent Goals
  • Board/Superintendent Relations
  • Conflict Of Interest and Nepotism
  • Open Meetings
  • Policy Development and Review
  • Public Information
  • COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule)
  • FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
  • First Amendment Issues
  • Residency Hearings
  • Search and Seizure Issues




Labor &
Employment

  • ACA (Affordable Care Act)
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employer Liability
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment Consulting
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Litigation
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Flsa (Fair Labor Standards Act)
  • Fmla (Family And Medical Leave Act)
  • Harassment
  • Public Official Defenses
  • Teacher Terminations, Non-Renewal and Suspension Hearings

Law
Enforcement

  • Complaints Against Police Officers
  • Disciplining Police Officers
  • Police Officer Training





Litigation

  • Appellate Court Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Trial Practice
  • U.S. Supreme Court Litigation





Special
Education

  • 504 Meetings and Hearings
  • Due Process Hearings
  • IEP Meetings
  • OCR Complaint Investigations
  • Residency Hearings
  • Special Education Mediations
  • Suspension and Expulsion Hearings