Texas Land Use and Planning Lawyers

Professional Legal Counsel in Zoning, Annexation and Other Land Use Issues

The lawyers of Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal Hyde & Zech, P.C., are exclusively dedicated to providing professional, progressive representation and legal guidance to governmental entities. With offices in San Antonio, Harlingen and Austin, our law firm provides special counsel services and general counsel (i.e., city attorney) services to a wide clientele across the state. We also handle state and federal litigation.

Drawing upon extensive experience in governmental law, our attorneys handle a wide variety of land use and planning issues and regularly give continuing legal education presentations at the University of Texas' land use conferences. In addition, we have successfully defended land use cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal Hyde & Zech, P.C., is available to offer counsel and representation in a broad array of land use issues, including:

  • Annexation
  • Land zoning and platting
  • Condemnation and eminent domain
  • Easements and rights of way
  • Historic preservation
  • Regulatory issues
  • Deed restrictions and subdivision controls
  • Impact fee ordinances
  • Municipal powers of exaction
  • Economic development agreements
  • Transit-oriented development
  • Chapter 380 agreements
  • Development agreements in lieu of annexation
  • Texas Local Government Code Chapter 245
  • Environmental impact and natural resources
  • Water regulation

With a strong commitment to integrity and a focus on establishing personal connections with our clients, our law firm represents governmental entity clients before legislative and advisory boards, commissions and councils during the comprehensive planning process and beyond. We understand land use regulatory issues and review standards, and we help clients navigate the complex case law requirements and comply with all statutory requirements.