Myron D. Dornic
BiographyMyron D. Dornic focuses his practice on land use and economic development issues. He represents owners, developers, municipalities, and associations concerning both residential and commercial properties. Mr. Dornic's experience includes obtaining zoning and subdivision approvals and variances; implementing mixed-use neo-traditional and new urbanist planning concepts; drafting special district ordinances and comprehensive zoning codes; obtaining special use permits, flood plain fill permits, landscape and tree preservation special exceptions, sign variances, special parking approvals and variances, amendments to comprehensive plans and thoroughfare plans; and counseling clients regarding takings, development impact fees and other development exactions.
Regarding economic development, Mr. Dornic represents developers and municipalities concerning the establishment and operation of tax increment financing districts, enterprise zones and other reinvestment zones; the approval of tax abatement and infrastructure cost participation agreements; the negotiation and documentation of economic development grants and loans, the approval of historic preservation tax exemption and tax credit agreements; the establishment and operation of public improvement districts and other local special districts; and the provision of advice an counsel on special legislation and other economic development programs.
Mr. Dornic is a member of the American Planning Association, the American Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the Congress for new Urbanism and the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Mr. Dornic is a former Board member of the Dallas City Center Association, Friends of the KATY Trail, the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas and the Gay and Lesbian Leadership Outreach Project.
Speeches / Publications
Mr. Dornic's speeches include Subdivision regulation in Texas at the Conference on Planning and Zoning for Public Officials and Attorneys; Economic Development incentives for Historic Preservation at the national Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Conference; and Land Use Decision-Making Functions at the Conference on Land Use Planning Law. His "Physical Planning and Land Use Regulation Issues" speech was made at the conference on Legal and Financial Aspects of Architectural Conservation in Central Europe, co-sponsored by the Academia Istropolitana (Bratislava, Slovakia) and US/ICOMOS (Smolenice Castle, Slovakia). Mr. Dornic was a faculty member at the Major Land Use Laws in Texas seminar sponsored by National Business Institute, Inc. in 2002 and 1994. He was also a guest lecturer on Land Use Law at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University in 1995 and 1996.
Links to Publications
B.A., summa cum laude, Oral Roberts University (OK)
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning, University of Virginia School of Architecture