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

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Susan Mead

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5926

James M. Nias
James M. Nias

Partner, Austin
512.236.2350

Gaby Rawlings
Gaby Rawlings

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5924

D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas 2021 (May 2021)

April 28, 2021
Attorney News

‘D Magazine’ Names 23 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2021

Jackson Walker congratulates the 23 attorneys recognized among D Magazine’s list of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2021.

Jackson Walker U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings

November 6, 2020
Spotlight

Jackson Walker Named One of Three Firms Headquartered in Texas to Earn Over 25 National and 100 Regional “Best Law Firms” Rankings

This year, Jackson Walker saw notable improvements in the national rankings, with the private funds/hedge funds practice advancing to Tier 2, and the addition of the appellate practice to the national rankings roster.

November 2, 2020
Insights

‘Opportunity Zone’ Program Would Survive But Be Changed Under Biden | Texas Lawyer

The “qualified opportunity zone,” or QOZ program, was approved by Congress at the end of 2017 to provide federal tax incentives for certain investments in designated low-income areas. Should Joe Biden be elected president, the program may survive his administration—but in what form?

Texas Super Lawyers 2020 with Jackson Walker logo

October 19, 2020
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 54 “Texas Super Lawyers” of 2020

Spanning five offices, 19 practice areas, and experience ranging from 12 to 52 years, Jackson Walker’s 2020 “Texas Super Lawyers” have been nominated by peers within and outside the Firm.

Best Lawyers in America 2021 Edition - Jackson Walker

August 20, 2020
Attorney News

‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 164 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2021 Edition, Including 9 “Lawyers of the Year” and 25 “Ones to Watch”

Jackson Walker congratulates the 164 attorneys who were selected by their peers as Best Lawyers, including 9 Lawyers of the Year and 25 Ones to Watch, across 6 offices and 66 specialty practice areas.

San Antonio Scene Best SA Lawyers 2020

July 30, 2020
Attorney News

‘Scene in S.A.’ Recognizes 40 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2020 “Best S.A. Lawyers” and “Rising Star Lawyers” Lists

In its 16th 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.

April 24, 2020
Attorney News

‘D Magazine’ Lists 20 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among Best Lawyers in Dallas 2020

Twenty Jackson Walker attorneys were recognized in the “Best Lawyers in Dallas 2020” list by D Magazine, one of the premier publications in the city of Dallas. To be recognized in the list, attorneys must be nominated by their peers on the basis that they offer unmatched counsel in one of 40 categories.

April 23, 2020
Spotlight

Chambers and Partners Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys and Practices in 2020 USA and Global Guides

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has selected 30 attorneys and nine practice areas for inclusion in the 2020 edition of the Global and USA guides.

Luke Franz and Shannon Field Quine

April 7, 2020
Insights

How DFW Planning Departments Are Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic

As North Texas counties issue “shelter-in-place” orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, cities are currently updating their procedures for development and zoning to shift most or all of their functions to be operational online.

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