Special Purpose Districts

Special districts include Improvement Districts, Levee Improvement Districts, Emergency Services Districts, Road Utility Districts, Municipal Management Districts, Water Authorities and Water Districts.


Smith, Murdaugh, Little & Bonham, L.L.P. will provide the necessary legal services for the creation, organization, and confirmation of special districts.  The firm then serves as general counsel and bond counsel and can serve as litigation counsel when needed.  The firm will provide the experienced legal counsel necessary for the construction and operation of a variety of public infrastructure and improvements including roads, bridges, highways, industrial transportation infrastructure, rail facilities, dock facilities, fire protection improvements and equipment, recreational facilities, community amenities, irrigation facilities, water facilities, wastewater facilities, drainage facilities, and such other improvements as may be constructed or financed by special districts. The firm prides itself in maintaining long-term relationships with its clients and has represented numerous fully developed special districts for decades.

As general counsel, Smith, Murdaugh, Little & Bonham, L.L.P.  regularly advises existing special district clients in the following areas:

  • Administrative Law
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Construction Law
  • Real Property Acquisition
  • Election Law
  • Open Meetings Act
  • Public Information Act
  • Taxation
  • Annexation/Deannexation
  • General Contract Negotiation
  • Litigation Matters