Partner Terry Welch Appointed as Chair of the City of Dallas Civil Service Board (CSB)

On September 27, 2019, the Dallas City Council appointed Partner Terry Welch as the Chair of the Dallas Civil Service Board. The CSB consists of seven members appointed by the City Council and is responsible for oversight of the City’s civil service system as well as oversight of the Civil Service Department. His appointment is for a two-year term, beginning on October 1, 2019.

Kent Hofmeister receives FBA’s 2017 Kintner Award for Distinguished Service

Kent Hofmeister of Brown & Hofmeister in Dallas, Texas, has been selected by the Federal Bar Association as the 2017 recipient of the Earl W. Kintner Award for Distinguished Service presented as “a lifetime contribution award to an FBA member who has displayed long-term outstanding achievement, distinguished leadership and participation in the activities of the association’s chapters, sections and divisions throughout the nation over a career of service.” The award will be presented at the FBA national convention in Atlanta on September 16. He served as the national president of the FBA in 2002–03, was a member of the FBA National Executive Committee (later the board of directors) for 14 years, and created the FBA’s Sarah T. Hughes Civil Rights Award, which honors that attorney “who promotes the advancement of civil and human rights amongst us, and who exemplifies Judge Hughes’ spirit and legacy of devoted service and leadership in the cause of equality.” Hofmeister earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts in 1973 and his juris doctor from Dedman School of Law in 1976.

Partner Jeff Moore to speak at the 2019 TEDC Economic Development Sales Tax Workshops

The Economic Development Sales Tax Workshops are specifically designed for EDC Board Members and local elected officials. The 2019 workshops include information about economic and community development in general, and a discussion of changes to the Economic Development Sales Tax law that occurred during the 86th session of the Texas Legislature.

Schedule:

EDST – Mesquite
Date: November 22, 2019
Location: Hampton Inn

EDST – Austin
Date: December 13, 2019
Location: Marriott Hotel

Registration Fee: $175 per person

Kent Hofmeister Elected to Serve on the Dallas Committee for a Qualified Judiciary

Partner Kent Hofmeister has been elected to serve on the Dallas Committee for a Qualified Judiciary for 2016. The CQJ is a non-partisan, non-profit, independent organization that was formed in 1982 for the sole purpose of promoting a competent, fair, and impartial judiciary system in Dallas County. The CQJ provides the voters of Dallas with information needed to elect qualified judges in both political primaries, runoffs, and in the general election. The CQJ only endorses candidates determined to be qualified for the judgeship they seek. Its members are attorneys and business and civic leaders from all parts of Dallas County.

Partners Robert Brown and Terry Welch at the 21st Annual UT Land Use Conference in Austin

Partners Robert Brown and Terry Welch were featured speakers at the 21st Annual UT Land Use Conference in Austin on April 6th.  The annual conference addresses real-world problems facing municipalities and discusses practical solutions.  Each conference paper may be viewed by selecting one of the links below.

 

Robert Brown:  Rough Proportionality:  Where to Draw the Line?

Terry Welch:  Land Use Issues in the “Sharing Economy.”

Partners Robert Brown and Terry Welch at the 22nd Annual UT Land Use Conference in Austin

Partners Robert Brown and Terry Welch were featured speakers at the 22nd Annual UT Land Use Conference in Austin on March 22-23.  The annual conference addresses real-world problems facing municipalities and discusses practical solutions.  Each conference paper may be viewed by selecting one of the links below.

 

Robert Brown:  Development Issues Outside Corporate Limits (a City Attorney’s Perspective)

Terry Welch:  Political Political Hot Topics in the Land Use World

Terry Welch was Speaker at the New Directions in Environmental Law Conference at Yale Law School

Firm partner Terry Welch was a guest speaker at the New Directions in Environmental Law Conference at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut on Friday, February 26, 2016.  He was also included as a panelist addressing “Local Governance Perspectives on Hydraulic Fracturing: Unveiling an Online Resource Assisting Decision-Making by Local Practitioners.”