Governmental

OVERVIEW

Strasburger’s experience and knowledge in governmental law enables our attorneys to advise various governmental entities, including school districtshousing authorities and pension and public employee retirement systems regarding routine and challenging legal issues. The firm regularly provides educational and training services to ensure governmental clients are aware of risks facing their institutions and are armed to develop policies and procedures that will reduce their liability risks in the future.

Executives and entrepreneurs alike understand that governmental law directly impacts their businesses. However, the complexities of governmental operations can leave business owners uncertain of how to interpret policies and navigate frameworks established at the local, state, and federal levels. Our attorneys advise on all types infrastructure and land use matters and keep private enterprise clients abreast of legislation that may affect their businesses’ bottom line. Our goal is to counsel clients to make informed decisions that poise them for success.

In addition to representing clients with governmental questions and concerns, many Strasburger attorneys sit on governing boards throughout Texas, further complementing the practice unit’s depth of experience and knowledge. Strasburger’s governmental law team has proficiency in a wide array of areas including school law, housing authorities, pension and employee retirement, cities, counties, and special districts, zoning and land use, governmental relations, and lobbying.

The firm’s industry leaders are available to answer any questions about Strasburger’s capabilities. To learn more about our experience in this industry, please contact Katie Anderson.

EXPERIENCE

Strasburger’s governmental attorneys have a wide array of experience in the following areas:

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Avoid the Fine; Submit your Report: Looming Deadline for Entities with the Power of Eminent Domain

Written by Kim Murphy on January 25, 2016

The 84th Legislature enacted SB 1812, the Eminent Domain Transparency bill, which requires public and private entities with eminent domain authority to report specific information to the Comptroller each year. Those entities that have been in existence for at least 180 days on September 1, 2015, must submit an initial report no later than February Read More…


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Raising Revenue through Raffles – a Back-to-School Primer on the Raffle Act

Written by Katy David on August 24, 2015

Here in Texas, the “back-to-school” mentality is a triumph of imagination over experience. Clothing catalogs suggest that an autumn wardrobe includes corduroy pants and sensible sweaters, while our temperatures hover in the 90s into October.  Nevertheless, educators, students, and parents approach the return to campus with energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to academics and extracurricular activities.  Read More…


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Texas Supreme Court Determines Private Entities that Contract with Government are Not Subject to the Texas Public Information Act

Written by Gary Lawson and Amanda Costello on July 24, 2015

In a recent six to three decision, the Texas Supreme Court overturned a long-standing Texas Attorney General and lower court position that chambers of commerce and certain other private entities were subject to the Texas Public Information Act. Greater Houston P’ship v. Paxton, No. 13-0745, 2015 Tex. LEXIS 614 (Tex. June 26, 2015). At stake Read More…


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Texas Supreme Court Allows Private Party To Challenge Release of Sensitive Information

Written by Gary Lawson and Chase Potter on June 24, 2015

The Texas Public Information Act (the “PIA”) “guarantees access to public information, subject to certain exceptions.” Tex. Dep’t of Pub. Safety v. Cox Tex. Newspapers, L.P., 343 S.W.3d 112, 114 (Tex. 2011).  Public information includes information that is collected, assembled, or maintained by or for a governmental body. Tex. Gov’t Code § 552.002(a).  Such information Read More…


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#Epic Fail: How to Avoid Social Media Disasters in the Hiring Process

Written by Chase Potter and Amanda Costello on April 6, 2015

No longer are social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter the domain of only the young. Most of us—children, teenagers, adults, teachers, administrators, and even Chase’s 92-year-old grandfather—use some type of social media. In fact, according to an ongoing study by the Pew Research Center (2014), 74% of adults who are online use some type Read More…


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HONORS

Strasburger’s experience and knowledge in governmental law enables our attorneys to advise various governmental entities, including school districtshousing authorities and pension and public employee retirement systems regarding routine and challenging legal issues. The firm regularly provides educational and training services to ensure governmental clients are aware of risks facing their institutions and are armed to develop policies and procedures that will reduce their liability risks in the future.

Executives and entrepreneurs alike understand that governmental law directly impacts their businesses. However, the complexities of governmental operations can leave business owners uncertain of how to interpret policies and navigate frameworks established at the local, state, and federal levels. Our attorneys advise on all types infrastructure and land use matters and keep private enterprise clients abreast of legislation that may affect their businesses’ bottom line. Our goal is to counsel clients to make informed decisions that poise them for success.

In addition to representing clients with governmental questions and concerns, many Strasburger attorneys sit on governing boards throughout Texas, further complementing the practice unit’s depth of experience and knowledge. Strasburger’s governmental law team has proficiency in a wide array of areas including school law, housing authorities, pension and employee retirement, cities, counties, and special districts, zoning and land use, governmental relations, and lobbying.

The firm’s industry leaders are available to answer any questions about Strasburger’s capabilities. To learn more about our experience in this industry, please contact Katie Anderson.

EXPERIENCE

Strasburger’s governmental attorneys have a wide array of experience in the following areas:

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