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Andrew P. Johnson, III

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Mr. Johnson has been active in real estate development, public finance and public law for more than 35 years. His special expertise in finance, development, water and housing issues have proven invaluable to clients. In addition to serving as general counsel to numerous utility districts, housing finance corporations, and other governmental entities, Mr. Johnson has acted as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, issuer’s counsel and special counsel on numerous issues of general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, and single and multi-family housing revenue bonds for virtually every type of public issuer in Texas aggregating over $2 billion. Mr. Johnson has served on boards of statewide industry associations in the water and housing industries. Mr. Johnson continues to be an innovative leader in development finance, housing finance, public-private partnerships, and water policy issues.

Alan P. Petrov

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Mr. Petrov’s practice is concentrated in the areas of administrative, utility district, public finance and municipal law. In his role as the Assistant Director of the Legal Division of the Texas Water Commission (now known as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality), Mr. Petrov served as the lead attorney for the state in numerous regulatory proceedings and contested hearings, including matters involving the appeal of municipal water rates and wholesale rate contracts. Mr. Petrov has also actively participated in the creation of numerous utility districts throughout the state, as well as the development of legislation and administrative rules regulating the organization, operation and financing of such districts. As President of the Board of Directors of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District, Mr. Petrov is a leader in water policy for the region. Currently Mr. Petrov represents a number of utility districts as general counsel, bond counsel, disclosure counsel and several cities as city attorney, special counsel and bond counsel. Mr. Petrov has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the North Channel Water Authority and as an Advisory Council member for the Association of Water Board Directors of Texas.

Zachary A. Petrov

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Mr. Petrov concentrates his practice in administrative, special district, public finance, public and municipal law. He represents special districts as general counsel and bond counsel as well as cities as assistant city attorney and assists with real estate transactions for special districts, cities, housing finance corporations and commercial real estate ventures. In addition, Mr. Petrov advises clients on aspects of public law including open government, financing and construction of public projects, franchise agreements, and land use and zoning regulations and has also participated in the creation of special districts.


Laura A. McKenery

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Ms. McKenery’s practice focuses on municipal law, special districts, public finance and real estate development. She serves as general counsel and bond counsel to numerous districts in Texas. Prior to joining Johnson Petrov, she mainly practiced civil litigation. Ms. McKenery started her career in Dallas after graduating from SMU Law. She is currently involved with several community initiatives in the Houston area as an active member of the Junior League and member of the Executive Committee for Arrow Child & Family Ministries Young Professionals.