Sharon J. Smith

Sharon Smith

Sharon Smith practices in the utility, economic development, regulatory, and environmental areas. She specializes in development and financing of water and wastewater, drainage, road, and recreational infrastructure. Her practice also includes special district creation, government economic development incentives, and municipal regulatory matters.

  • Representative Experience
    • Representation of developers in creation of public improvement districts and related finance mechanisms, including bond issuance and other debt structures
    • Representation of purchasers of land in public improvement districts and special districts, and negotiation of acquisition terms relating to the district financing
    • Representation of client in the first public improvement district creation by a Texas county and first PID bond issuance by a Texas county
    • Legal counsel to clients for special district creations, including legislative authorizations and negotiation of consent agreements and development agreements
    • General counsel for municipal utility districts, water control and improvement districts, and other special districts
    • Negotiation of water and wastewater cost reimbursement agreements, and contracts for water and wastewater service
  • Professional/Community Involvement
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Austin Bar Association – Real Estate, Environmental, and Administrative Sections
    • Texas Women in Public Finance
    • All Saints Episcopal Church — Children's Sunday School Teacher
    • Texas Rowing Center