Creative Representation For Governmental Entities

Allison Bastian-Rodriguez

  • Senior Associate Attorney

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Biography

Areas Of Practice

  • Public Entity Real Estate Transactions
  • Economic Development Corporations
  • General Contracting Issues for Governmental Entities
  • City Attorney/General Counsel Practice Area – Open meetings and elections issues
  • City Attorney/General Counsel Practice Area – Ordinance drafting, and public information requests

Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • Juris Doctor - 2007
  • University of Oklahoma
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Major: BFA, Visual Communication

Biography

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 2007

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Council member, Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Real Estate Forms Manual Committee
  • Member, State Bar Advanced Real Estate Strategies Continuing Legal Education course planning committee (2023)

Professional Associations

  • Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas City Attorneys Association
  • Cameron County Bar Association
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association

Papers and Presentations

  • Dealing with Municipalities in Real Property Transactions Advanced Real Estate Drafting (State Bar) (2023)
  • Overview of the Real Estate Forms Manual Real Estate Law 101 (2022, 2023)
  • Letters of Credit: Don’t Forget the Real Estate Forms Manual Advanced Real Estate Drafting (State Bar) (2021)
  • City as Landlord: Leasing Considerations for Municipalities TCAA Fall Conference (2021)
  • Spelling Out Letters of Credit William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute (2021)
  • Real Estate Issues for City Attorneys TCAA Summer Conference (2020)

Past Positions

  • City of Brownsville, Assistant, then Deputy City Attorney, 2009 to 2018

Pro Bono Activities

  • Executive Board, Good Neighbor Settlement House, 2016 to 2018
  • North Brownsville Rotary Club, member and past Board member