Texas Land Use Expert Terry Morgan Joins Messer Fort & McDonald

Messer, Fort & McDonald, PLLC

(Frisco, Texas, August 29, 2019)…The partners of North Texas-based Messer, Fort & McDonald, PLLC are proud to announce the association of veteran Texas land use attorney, Terry Morgan, as counsel to the firm. Morgan brings over three decades of expertise to assist the firm in helping municipal clients respond to the significant impact of the 86th Texas Legislative Session.
“Since joining us, Terry has been heavily engaged in assisting the firm’s clients with the development of strategies and ordinances for addressing the numerous 2019 bills that affect many aspects of zoning, subdivision and building code regulations,” said Andy Messer. “Terry’s deep experience in land use law adds to our firm’s ability to provide the best service to our municipal clients in this challenging environment.” 
“For the last 35 years, Morgan has advised cities on compliance with the never-ending invasions of municipal authority by the Texas Legislature,” added Julie Fort. “His expertise is already proving to be incredibly valuable as we assist our clients.”
Morgan has also successfully defended Texas municipalities against claims involving civil rights, regulatory takings, vested rights, fair housing, annexation and a variety of other alleged statutory violations in Texas trial and appellate courts. He is a recognized expert in land use law and litigation.
With offices in North Texas, Austin and Abilene, Messer, Fort & McDonald’s representation spans the state of Texas with a team of over a dozen attorneys, paralegals and support staff offering 350 years of combined experience with expertise in all legal matters related to the delivery of governmental services.

“Local city officials and staff face a long list of challenges that is even greater following this past legislative session,” said Brenda McDonald. “We’re dedicated to ensuring the expertise and passion to provide a positive outcome, whether we are serving as general counsel or special counsel.”

To learn more, visit www.txmunicipallaw.com for details on the firm’s attorneys, practice areas, publications and significant cases. You may also contact the firm toll-free at 855-668-6400.