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Amanda Edwards – Bracewell Associate Named as a 2013 Outstanding Young Houstonian

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Associate Amanda K. Edwards has been named as one of the Five Outstanding Young Houstonians by the Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce (Houston Jaycees).

Edwards was recognized by the Houston Jaycees for her many hours of volunteer service and pro bono work in the Houston community. Most recently Edwards served the Houston community through her involvement as: Board President, Project Row Houses Board of Directors; Board Member (Executive Committee Member), Crisis Intervention of Houston; Board Member, One Voice Texas: A Health and Human Services Collaborative; and, Class XXXI Graduate, Leadership Houston.

Through her pro bono work, Edwards has helped form and provide non-profit legal advice to entities such as scholarship foundations, therapy centers, arts based organizations, and a Haitian mission, among others. Edwards has also worked on a variety of initiatives for the Houston Area Urban League and other non-profit endeavors in the Houston community.

For more than 80 years, the Houston Jaycees and the Houston Junior Chamber Foundation have recognized outstanding men and women, between the ages of 21 and 40 years, for their accomplishments and contributions to the Houston community.

Edwards focuses her legal practice on tax-exempt finance, urban development, and tax-exempt organization issues. In her tax-exempt finance practice, Edwards serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel and disclosure counsel in tax-exempt financings involving hospitals, non-profits, industrial entities, ports, municipalities, universities and independent school districts. In her urban development practice, Edwards provides general counsel advice to special governmental districts, including tax increment reinvestment zones, local government corporations and municipal management districts. She also advises non-profit organizations regarding obtaining and maintaining tax exempt status and related tax-exempt organization issues.

Houstonians who have received this recognition include: President George H.W. Bush, Howard Hughes, Dr. Denton Cooley, Lt. Governor William P. Hobby, Jr., and Attorney General Greg Abbott among many others. Recipients of this award are then nominated to the Five Outstanding Young Texans and subsequently Ten Outstanding Young Americans at the national level.