Municipal LawSpain & Gillon serves as counsel to various public entities and Alton Parker has served as the City Attorney of Center Point for ten years. Spain & Gillon’s Municipal Law practice is focused on advising cities, counties, governmental agencies and other public corporations. Our attorneys have extensive experience drafting and implementing local ordinances, negotiating contracts on behalf of governmental entities, zoning and land use disputes, compliance with open meetings and open records laws, compliance with state ethics laws, competitive bidding procurement procedures, taxation, and public finance. Based on the firm’s experience in Municipal Law, our attorneys are often retained to assist clients with negotiating contracts with governmental entities, securing governmental approvals, economic development incentives and funding for client projects, and obtaining favorable interpretations of local regulations. Spain & Gillon attorneys have provided advice to numerous clients related to local ad valorem, sales, and license taxes and have navigated clients through the complexity of a variety of local licensing and regulatory issues.