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Smith, Murdaugh, Little & Bonham, L.L.P. is a boutique law firm consisting of eight lawyers. The firm was founded in 1947 as Smith, Kronzer & Minter, and its practice today is concentrated in the areas of public law and public finance, typically with respect to the creation and representation of special districts, generally within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston. The firm also has represented cities, including the City of Houston, school districts, and other entities with respect to tax-exempt financings. We currently represent approximately 100 special districts, with the vast majority of them located in Harris and surrounding counties.

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Practice Areas

Water Districts

Water Districts

Water Control and Improvement Districts, Municipal Utility Districts, Special Districts, and River Authorities

Municipal Utility Districts

Municipal Utility Districts

Water, Conservation, Irrigation, Drainage, Fire Fighting, Solid Waste Collection and Disposal, Wastewater Treatment, and Recreational Facilities

Special Purpose Districts

Special Purpose Districts

Improvement Districts, Levee Improvement Districts, Emergency Services Districts, Road Utility Districts, Municipal Management Districts, and Water Authorities

Public Finance

Public Finance

Nationally Recognized Bond Counsel

Land Development

Land Development

Creation and administration of entities to provide infrastructure necessary to support development throughout the State of Texas

Administrative Law

Administrative Law

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Public Utility Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Texas Water Development Board, and Attorney General of Texas

Public Law Litigation

Public Law Litigation

Condemnation, Contract Disputes, Tort Litigation, Land Use Disputes, Penalty Enforcement, and Other Matters

Landowner Representation

Landowner Representation

Representation of Landowners in Condemnation Proceedings