Courtney Kuykendall

Of Counsel         

courtney@ektexas.com

PRACTICE AREAS

Municipal Law 
Land Use

PRACTICE DESCRIPTION

Courtney's practice focuses primarily on providing a broad range of legal services to municipal governments. In her practice, Courtney has represented cities, both large and small, economic and community development corporations, school districts, and community colleges on a variety of legal matters, including:

  • Municipal procurement of goods and services

  • Planning, zoning and land use

  • Open meetings

  • Public information

  • Ordinance and contract drafting

  • Elections

  • Alcoholic beverage issues and elections

  • Charter review commissions

  • Right-of-way and easement acquisition

  • Development agreements

  • Negotiations with special districts

  • Constitutional issues, including speech, public forum and SOBs

  • Conflicts of interest and nepotism

  • Code enforcement

  • Regular assistance on police and fire matters

  • Trainings for officials and staff on a variety of issues

  • Drafting manuals for planning and zoning and boards and commissions

  • Assisted in the transition to a new code of ordinances publisher

  • Attendance at planning and zoning and city council meetings

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Regular drafting of ordinances on a variety of legal issues facing general law and home rule municipalities

  • Assisted in the drafting and negotiations of multiple development agreements on behalf of the cities of Frisco and Wylie

  • Assisted in the negotiation and resolution of faulty construction

  • Assisted in the multiple local option elections and also a local option lawsuit 

  • Regular assistance with open meetings questions and public information requests

  • Drafted all resolutions, letters, and various documents required by statute for the acquisition of property to complete multiple roadways in Frisco 

  • Drafted "form" documents to assist cities in the expedited completion of projects

EDUCATION

  • J.D., SMU Dedman School of Law, 2006

  • Austin College, B.A., May 2002

BAR ADMISSION AND AFFILIATIONS

  • State Bar of Texas

  • Texas City Attorney’s Association