Schwartz, Page & Harding

Scope of Practice

The attorneys at Schwartz, Page & Harding serve as bond counsel, general counsel and special counsel for Texas municipal utility districts, water control and improvement districts, levee improvement districts, road utility districts, municipal management districts, river authorities, regional water authorities and other special purpose districts. We also represent landowners, homebuilders, financial institutions and individuals affected by special districts, including public improvement districts and tax increment reinvestment zones, with respect to government law and finance matters.

Because our firm has such a depth of experience and strong focus in this practice area, our attorneys can anticipate and efficiently address legal issues that arise in the initial creation of districts and as they reach key milestones during their development.

The types of districts we represent include:

  • Municipal Utility Districts
  • Water Control and Improvement Districts
  • Levee Improvement Districts
  • River Authorities
  • Road Utility Districts
  • Municipal Management Districts
  • Regional Water Authorities
  • Special Districts

The legal services we provide for districts include:

District Formation

  • Legislative and administrative creation
  • Organization and confirmation

Bond Counsel

  • Issuance of tax and bond opinions
  • Preparation of required documentation for regulatory approval and the issuance of bonds

General Counsel

  • Real estate transactions
  • Elections
  • General contract negotiation
  • Construction contract negotiation and administration
  • Representation before various federal, state and local administrative agencies, including
    • U.S. Department of Justice
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    • Texas Water Development Board
    • Attorney General of the State of Texas
    • Texas Legislature
    • Counties and cities and their internal departments