Practice Areas

Our attorneys provide comprehensive representation to all parties involved in land use and economic development initiatives, focusing on the needs of developers but also representing end users as well. We specialize in creative, effective strategies and solutions in all types of development efforts, including commercial, retail, office, industrial, and mixed-use development, as well as many single-family and multi-family housing developments.

Throughout our collective careers, we have successfully represented all sides of a real estate development project.

Based in San Antonio, the KGF team brings a long track record of success in the San Antonio and Bexar County communities. But our experience does not stop there. We have worked on a variety of land use issues in surrounding municipalities and counties through South Texas:

  • Alamo Heights
  • Olmos Park
  • Terrell Hills
  • Castle Hills
  • Windcrest
  • Balcones Heights
  • Shavano Park
  • Leon Valley
  • Boerne
  • New Braunfels
  • San Marcos
  • Austin
  • Corpus Christi
  • Garden Ridge
  • Bulverde
  • Cibolo
  • Universal City
  • Converse
  • Hill Country Village
  • Castroville
  • Lytle
  • Somerset
  • Medina County
  • Comal County
  • Guadalupe County
  • Kendall County

At KGF, you can count on our team’s keen experience and vast knowledge to accomplish any and all aspects of the land development permitting process.

Land Use Law

  • Zoning
  • Variances
  • Annexation
  • Vested Rights
  • City and County Code Interpretations
  • Comprehensive Plan Evaluation and Amendments
  • Development Agreements
  • Historic Preservation and Designations
  • Land Development Due Diligence
  • Easements
  • Category Determination and Impervious Cover Negotiations
  • Major Thoroughfare Plan Amendments
  • Neighborhood and Community Plan Evaluation and Amendments
  • Restrictive Covenants/Deed Restrictions
  • Site Development Permit Processing
  • Subdivision Platting Processing
  • Right of way Vacation
  • Dangerous structures determination board
  • Variances
  • Sign/Billboard Issues
  • Non-Conforming Use Rights
  • Non-Annexation Procedures

More often than not, it is the public hearing process that plays a key role in the success of a given project. The KGF team has presented to and worked with Zoning Commissions, Planning Commissions, City Councils, County Commissioners Courts, Municipal Courts, Utility Boards and Commissions – such as SAWS, CPS, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Public Utility Commission – Boards of Adjustment, Community Stakeholder Organizations, Neighborhood and Homeowner Associations, Building Standards Boards and Historic and Design Review Commissions.

Economic Development and Incentives

We recognize the importance of obtaining economic incentives. Through our solid relationships with elected officials, key staff members and stakeholders throughout Texas, our attorneys will assist you in obtaining necessary permits, drafting financial agreements, and meet the necessary statutory requirements to successfully obtain economic incentives. We have the depth and expertise to guide your project to receive the economic incentives that it needs. Because our firm has worked on many unique incentive packages for different clients, we are very skilled in finding the right combination of incentives to seek for each project to make it economically viable.

  • Identifying and securing incentives
  • Creating Special Districts
  • Bond Issuance
  • Building and Impact Fee Waivers
  • Developer Participation Agreements

Government Relations

Real Estate Development is the common point of convergence between the public and private sectors. Maintaining productive, strong relationships with government officials is a specialty at KGF and critical to both real estate development and public policy progress.

Outside of the real estate development sector, KGF also has extensive knowledge of local, state and federal regulations affecting governmental entities and special districts, including compliance with open meetings requirements, personnel issues, election procedures, and taxation matters.

  • High-Profile Contracts
  • Registered Lobbyists
  • Legislation and Public Policy
  • Representation and Consulting