BiographySusan Mead focuses her practice on the representation of clients in the areas of zoning, planning and entitlements law, including implementation of tax increment financing districts and other economic development incentives. Her practice includes representation before city councils, city planning commissions, board of adjustment, urban renewal boards, review boards and landmark committees throughout the nation.
Ms. Mead is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects. She has been active in neighborhood preservation, redevelopment of cities, and art organizations for most of her career.
Ms. Mead is Executive Committee Chairman and a board member of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the Dallas Regional Chamber Headquarters Recruitment Committee. She is a past chair of the Dallas Coalition for the Arts, the Downtown Dallas Association (formerly Central Dallas Association), the Shakespeare Festival, and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Dallas Museum of Art, Executive Committee for the Dallas Theater Center, the Dallas Arboretum, the Downtown Partnership, Inc., and the Architectural Forum, Inc.
Attorney Profile: Susan Mead — Building consensus, envisioning success
Ms. Mead was listed in D Magazine as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2014. In 2010 and 2013, D Magazine also named Ms. Mead one of the "Best Women Lawyers in Dallas." Ms. Mead was named a "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in 2015. She was also named a "Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters (2003-2004). Ms. Mead is listed in the 2007-2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America under Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law and in the 2012-2015 editions under Litigation – Land Use & Zoning.
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Ms. Mead frequently speaks on public and private partnerships and urban redevelopment issues.
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