With high-level experience in these practice areas, the attorneys at Liles Parker are committed to getting the job done right.
City officials and employees care about public service and work hard to provide basic services that are taken for granted, such as water, sewer, police and fire protection, road maintenance and trash pick-up.
Leonard Schneider has been awarded a "Merit Certification in Municipal Law" by the Texas City Attorneys Association. He currently serves as City Attorney for several cities in Texas and he understands the difficulties that local governments and elected officials face in understanding and complying with the various laws they are required to follow. It is vitally important for a city and its officials to receive proactive legal advice to assist in preventing and mitigating potential issues that may arise in the application of and compliance with laws such as the Open Meetings Act and the Public Information Act.
Leonard has the experience to advise and help resolve issues that arise in compliance with the numerous state and federal laws, including, but not limited to the laws that govern competitive bidding, conflict of interest, condemnation, taxes, zoning, elections, code enforcement, employment, economic development, and hotel occupancy taxes. He assists and guides city officials and employees in preparation of ordinances, resolutions, and other actions that are taken to implement policy and procedure at a local level.
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Recent Matters Handled Include:
- Successfully defended the city of Rosenberg in an inverse condemnation case brought by private property owner. State v Bhalesha, 273 S.W.3d 694 (Tex.App.-Houston [14th Dist.] 2008, no writ)
- Tried a case to the jury in and obtained a judgment against a non-profit for breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract in the management and administration of Hotel Occupancy Tax Funds.
- Negotiated and guided a Type A City in the sale of a natural gas system.
- Obtained summary judgment against Plaintiff for a 4B economic development corporation on breach of contract case regarding letter of intent to purchase real property.