Land Use

Jackson Walker’s land use and municipal law practice group – the largest in the Southwest – handles transactions from the city to the suburbs and beyond. Whether it’s an urban redevelopment, industrial complex, or a brand-new neighborhood, we assist clients with securing appropriate zoning, addressing thoroughfare and circulation issues, and obtaining necessary approvals. We also help our clients devise and implement the most cost-effective approaches to their projects.

Myron D. Dornic

Myron D. Dornic

Senior Counsel, Dallas
214.953.5946

Luke Franz

Luke Franz

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6063

Katherine Loayza

Katherine Loayza

Land Use Consultant, Austin
512.236.2259

Pamela Madere

Pamela Madere

Partner, Austin
512.236.2048

Victoria Morris

Victoria Morris

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6080

James M. Nias

James M. Nias

Partner, Austin
512.236.2350

Chambers USA 2022 guide attorneys

June 1, 2022
Spotlight

Chambers and Partners Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys and Practices in 2022 USA and Global Guides

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has selected 48 attorneys and 16 departments for inclusion in the 2022 edition of the Global and USA guides.

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May 16, 2022
Insights

Dallas Expands Bonus Options for Developers of Mixed Income and Affordable Housing

By Suzan Kedron & Victoria Morris

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, the Dallas City Council approved three amendments to the Mixed Income Housing Development Bonus (MIHDB) program.

Pam Madere with Jackson Walker logo

May 9, 2022
Attorney News

Pam McClain Madere Honored for Significant Contributions to Legal Profession

Jackson Walker congratulates Pamela Madere on being named the 2022 recipient of the Corporate and Transactional Attorney Award by the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association (TCWLA). The awards ceremony was held on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Jackson Walker - D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas 2022

April 25, 2022
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates 21 Attorneys Named Among 2022 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” List

Jackson Walker congratulates the 21 attorneys recognized among D Magazine’s list of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2022. For recognition in the list, Dallas attorneys must be nominated by their peers on the basis that they offer unmatched counsel in one of 40 categories.

Sang Shin, Gracie Garcia, and Gaby Rawlings with Jackson Walker logo

March 1, 2022
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Selects Sang Shin, Gracie Garcia, and Gaby Rawlings to Participate in Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of Sang Shin, Gracie Garcia, and Gaby Rawlings to participate in two professional development programs offered by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

November 4, 2021
Spotlight

Jackson Walker Earns 25 National and 114 Regional “Best Law Firms” Rankings in 2022 Edition

Jackson Walker proudly announces the Firm’s inclusion in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. Rankings are based on client feedback on several criteria, including its practice groups, responsiveness, understanding of each client’s business, cost-efficiency, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the Firm. The selection process also includes the collection of peer evaluations and a final review by leading attorneys in each field.

August 19, 2021
Attorney News

‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 178 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 Edition, Including 8 “Lawyers of the Year” and 31 “Ones to Watch”

The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 178 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 67 specialty practice areas in its 2022 edition, including 8 Lawyers of the Year and 31 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.

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August 3, 2021
Attorney News

‘Austin Monthly’ Lists 20 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among “Austin’s Top Attorneys” of 2021

Jackson Walker congratulates the 20 attorneys recognized among “Austin’s Top Attorneys” for 2021. For recognition in the list, Austin attorneys must be nominated by their peers on the basis that they offer experienced counsel in one of 43 categories.

San Antonio with Jackson Walker logo

July 14, 2021
Attorney News

‘Scene in S.A.’ Recognizes 38 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2021 “Best S.A. Lawyers” List

In its 17th year, the “Best S.A. Lawyers” list presents attorneys across 80 distinct practice areas who were nominated by fellow licensed, practicing attorneys of Bexar County. The survey takes the voters for each attorney into account, including where the voter works, their practice area, and how many years they have practiced.

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June 29, 2021
Insights

Legislative Update: Impact of New “Constitutional Carry” Law on Commercial Landlords

By Robert Harlow

Among the seven bills signed into law by Governor Abbott on June 17, 2021, is House Bill 1927, named the Firearm Carry Act of 2021. Effective September 1, the law will authorize Texans ages 21 and up, who are not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm, to legally carry a handgun without a license to carry.

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