Zech, Charles E.

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Charles E. Zech

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Charles E. Zech is a Partner/Shareholder in the Firm and has over 20 years of experience in the representation of various local government entities, including cities, counties, economic development corporations, tax increment reinvestment zones and others. Mr. Zech is Past President of the Board of Directors of the Texas City Attorneys Association (TCAA) and former board member of the Texas Municipal League Board of Directors. He is an International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) Local Government Fellow and previously served as Chair of its Ethics Section. He is a member of the Texas City Managers Association, The Texas City Attorney's Association, has served as Faculty speaker to the Suing and Defending Governmental Entities State Bar Program and as faculty on the University of Texas Land Use Seminar planning committee since 2005. He is the 2011 recipient of State Bar of Texas Governmental Section Outstanding Government Lawyer Award. Mr. Zech is a past Adjunct Professor at Texas State University where he taught Problems in Public Law. In connection with his work on his Masters in Public Administration, Mr. Zech completed an update of Terrell Blodgett's 1994 monograph on Texas Home Rule Charters. That research resulted in a comprehensive review of the content and policies of Home Rule Charters in Texas.

Mr. Zech is a proud veteran and of the U.S. Navy and the Gulf War. During his time of service Mr. Zech earned a Meritorious Unit Accommodation and a National Defense Service Medal among other accolades.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 1998
  • Texas State University
    • Master of Public Administration - 12/2008
  • Southwest Texas State University
    • BBA in Economics 12/1995, BBA in Finance 12/1995 - 12/1995

Representative Clients

  • City of Copperas Cove
  • City of Live Oak
  • City of Buda
  • City of Cibolo
  • City of La Vernia
  • City of Shavano Park
  • City of Natalia
  • La Vernia Municipal Development District
  • City of Cibolo Economic Development Corporation
  • City of San Antonio Ethics Review Board
  • Austin Urban Renewal Agency
  • City South Management Authority
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Problems in Public Law, Texas State University

Honors and Awards

  • 2011 Outstanding Government Lawyer Award, State Bar of Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas City Attorney Association, President, 2010 to 2011
  • Texas City Managers Association
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association, Local Government Fellow
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta International Legal Fraternity
  • College of the State Bar
  • Texas Municipal League Board of Directors, 10/2020 to Present
  • Texas City Attorney Association, Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • City of New Braunfels, City Attorney, 2001 to 2004
  • City of New Braunfels, City Attorney/Deputy City Manager, 2004 to 2006