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Government Transactions

Thompson & Knight has represented Texas municipalities and special districts in projects involving hundreds of millions of dollars in mixed public-private investment. We also represent private landowners and developers negotiating long-term development, annexation, and zoning agreements with large and small municipalities.

Overview

Thompson & Knight has represented Texas municipalities and special districts in projects involving hundreds of millions of dollars in mixed public-private investment. We also represent private landowners and developers negotiating long-term development, annexation, and zoning agreements with large and small municipalities.

Doing business with the government requires attorneys who are familiar with a different set of constitutional, statutory, charter, and code provisions as well as sensitive to budgetary, political, and ethical constraints quite different from those governing arms-length contracts among private entities. We have represented Texas municipalities and special districts in projects involving hundreds of millions of dollars in mixed public-private investment.  We also represent private landowners and developers negotiating long-term development, annexation, and zoning agreements with large and small municipalities. Our familiarity with these agreements from both sides of the table enhances the value we bring to our clients.

Experience

  • Represented a major Texas municipality on a multiyear redevelopment of a 700-acre airport into a mixed-use, new urbanism development with an estimated $1 billion of future vertical improvements and infrastructure
  • Represented a major Texas municipality and its public facilities corporation in an innovative public-private development of an 800-room convention center hotel funded with tax-exempt bonds
  • Represented the largest public power agency and river authority in Texas in the acquisition of natural gas reserves for long-term system supply
  • Represented a major Texas municipality on multi-block downtown revitalization agreements with one of America’s leading technology companies
  • Represented major extractive industries in negotiating annexation and development agreements with a central Texas municipality
  • Represented a nationwide vacation and second home developer in negotiating utility, development, and annexation agreements with three Texas municipalities
  • Represented a Dallas hospital in developing a planned development district to govern long-term expansion plans