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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.

Martye M. Kendrick

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Ms. Kendrick heads the firm’s Real Estate Group with an emphasis on finance and lending. Ms. Kendrick focuses her practice on corporate and real estate lending, representing developer borrowers in senior and permanent loan transactions secured by real estate and other collateral. Ms. Kendrick, in addition to structured finance transactions, represents municipal utility districts and other water districts, water supply corporations, public utilities and cities in the firm’s Public Law and Public Finance Group. Ms. Kendrick advises her public law and city clients at the board and city council level, and serves as bond counsel and special tax counsel for their tax exempt bond financings. Ms. Kendrick also acts for the firm’s public law and city clients on the full range of real estate matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, easement and right-of-way acquisitions, land use, annexation and condemnation. Ms. Kendrick was formerly an associate attorney with Riggs Abney Neal Turpin Orbison & Lewis where she practiced in the firm's Real Estate Group. Ms. Kendrick’s practice involved all aspects of commercial and residential real estate matters, including financing, development, acquisition, disposition, leasing and operation of improved real estate property, and foreclosures and related remedial matters. Ms. Kendrick’s practice in the firm's Tax Group involved advising individual and corporate clients on business and transactional compliance and controversy tax matters. Ms. Kendrick, prior to joining Riggs Abney, was an associate attorney with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck where she practiced in the firm's Real Estate and Finance & Lending Group concentrating on corporate and real estate lending, representing institutional investors, insurance companies and borrowers in senior, mezzanine, permanent and floating loan transactions secured by real estate and other collateral.

Jimmy Lee Solomon

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Mr. Solomon has been involved in real estate acquisition and development, general business and corporate representation, legislative and governmental affairs, along with sports law and administration for more than thirty years. He served as DC general and legislative counsel to the Hyatt Hotels Corporation, the National Bank of Washington, the DC Medical Society, the Soap & Detergent Association, the Aluminum Association and the National Capitol Reciprocal Insurance Company, among others. Mr. Solomon also served as Executive Director of Minor League Baseball Operations and as Senior Vice-President of MLB Operations and then as Executive Vice-President of MLB Operations and Development. As such, Mr. Solomon oversaw Major League Operations, Minor League Operations, International Operations, Security and Facility Management, On-Field Discipline, the Umpires, the Scouting Bureau and the Arizona Fall League. He created and presided over the annual MLB Futures Game, Civil Rights Game and the MLB Urban Youth Academies. Mr. Solomon received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree from Harvard Law School.

Zach 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.

Tyler Scully

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Mr. Scully was raised in Houston, Texas and focuses his practice on public finance, local government and administrative law with an emphasis on representing municipal utility districts and other special districts as general and bond counsel. He also assists with real estate acquisitions and development and represents real estate developers in the formation of special districts and in matters coming before special districts. Mr. Scully brings previous experience handling a variety of energy transactions, as well as complex acquisitions. Prior to joining Johnson Petrov LLP, Mr. Scully was an associate for a Houston area firm that represented numerous exploration and production companies in a variety of transactional matters.