Austin Public Entity Attorney
Understand How the Rules for Public Entity Affect Your Business
At The Jones Law Firm PC, we understand that the rules for a public entity differ significantly from the rules for business entities. Whether it be compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act or responding to public information and open records requests pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, our Austin public entity lawyer has the expertise to serve as outside general counsel for your public entity.
Our Austin public entity attorneys have experience working with the following and more:
- Municipal Utility Districts
- Water Control and Improvement Districts
- Special Utility Districts
- Water Supply Corporations
If you represent such an entity, we can act as the custodian of your public records and advise you on regulatory compliance under the Texas Government Code, the Texas Local Government Code, industry-specific statutes, and state regulations. Reach out to our public entity representation attorneys in Austin to learn more about our services.
What The Jones Law Firm PC Can Do for Your Organization
The Austin public entity lawyers at The Jones Law Firm PC has experience in these areas:
- Public-Private Partnership (“P3”) development and management
- Counsel to public entities
- Acquisition of rights-of-way, easements, and other real property by condemnation using eminent domain authority and other acceptable means;
- Infrastructure funding, development, operations, and management
- Management of utilities and non-utilities
- Open Meetings Act compliance
- Public Information Act compliance
- Regulatory filings and compliance at both the federal and state levels
- Representation before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Public Utility Commission of Texas
- Creation of a water supply corporation or other special districts to convey and manage the development of a water system, including procurement, treatment, and delivery
Counsel for Open Meeting or Public Information Acts Compliance
As Austin public entity attorneys, our experience includes helping agencies and organizations navigate compliance with the Open Meeting Act or the Public Information Act. What agenda points constitute “common interest”? How do public entities do their jobs as expediently as possible while dealing with constant requests for information? Our counsel ensures public entities can make high-stakes decisions with clarity and confidence.
Our litigation experience also makes us the ideal partner for public entities who are facing accusations of violating these two acts. The Jones Law Firm, PC can provide any public agency or body with the protection they need so those bodies can focus on the crucial tasks required of them.
Helping Public Entities Fund Infrastructure Development
Texas’ rapid growth has brought the question of water availability to the forefront of leading utilities organizations in the state. Local entities (like water service providers or city governments) have been encouraged to design, build, and maintain water projects that address as many residents as possible. These projects can be vital sources of income, but how can you ensure your city or organization gets the funding it needs from SWIFT or similar funding sources?
Our Austin public entity lawyers can ensure your proposal for infrastructure development meets the highest expectations of state officials. Doing so makes it likelier that your project will receive top priority, making funding approval smoother and faster. The internal factors for what makes an infrastructure project “high priority” are dynamic, but our firm is well-equipped to understand exactly what your proposal needs.
Get in touch with the Jones Law Firm PC today by contacting us online or by calling (512) 394-4289 with our public entity lawyers in Austin, TX. When you do, ask about scheduling a free initial consultation.
The team at The Jones Law Firm PC has served as outside legal counsel to a public-private partnership for water infrastructure development. The public entity representation attorneys in Austin at The Jones Law Firm PC have managed the complex regulatory and contractual compliance involved with developing large-scale water infrastructure to serve the growing demand for water in Texas using large investment funds as a source of capital and structuring that P3 as a tax-exempt entity.
Schedule a free consultation with us today to learn more about our services. Get in touch with our legal team by connecting with us online!
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