Municipal Law

Birdsong & Armstrong recognizes the unique nature of municipal government representation.  Whenever we represent public sector clients, we are mindful of our role as an extension of the elected and appointed leadership of the municipality.  We are sensitive to the fact that public sector entities operate under close public and media scrutiny.  Our clients trust our advice and counsel because they respect our integrity and discretion, and know that our interactions with all parties will always reflect positively on their behalf.

Because of our wide variety of experience, Birdsong & Armstrong attorneys have practical knowledge in virtually every legal issue that could be faced by a municipality.  Areas of competence and past legal matters include:

  • open meetings compliance
  • open records compliance
  • annexation and extraterritorial jurisdiction
  • public contracting
  • public bidding compliance and litigation
  • franchise negotiations and documentation
  • local, county and state building code compliance
  • election code compliance
  • advocacy before Councils, Commissions and Boards
  • land use matters and litigation
  • zoning
  • permits, licenses and regulatory approvals
  • Texas Administrative procedures and reviews
  • defense of labor/employment claims before administrative agencies
  • government tort claims practice
  • public financing and investment compliance
  • legislation/ordinances drafting and advocacy
  • administrative law litigation
  • advocacy at public meetings and proceedings