Clark Lord has a wide-range of experience in the public sector and in private practice. He serves special districts and governmental clients, many of which he created through the legislative or regulatory process, in a variety of areas ranging from their day-to-day affairs, to bond issuances. Clark frequently represents developer clients on special land development issues involving governmental regulations and bureaucracy. His experience with economic development matters has enabled him to create economic development programs for a variety of governmental units. He also represents many private developers and businesses in a variety of economic development transactions. Additionally, Clark drafts and lobbies for legislation involving special districts and economic development clients and industry. He often serves on special legislative working groups and committees in this area.
Clark is a frequent lecturer on economic development, special districts, and real estate development at various industry conferences and educational forums. Prior to entering private practice, he spent five years in the Houston City Attorney's Office managing economic development, special finance and land use matters.
Recent Notable Matters
Harris County Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation — bond counsel in connection with the issuance of $52.39 million Revenue Refunding Bonds (Texas Medical Center) Series 2019A and $39.11 million Taxable Revenue Refunding Bonds (Texas Medical Center) Series 2019B
Developers and cities — creation of special districts used for financing public infrastructure
Governmental agency — design, procurement, and construction of signature pedestrian bridge
Publications and Speeches
“The Growing Role of Municipal Management Districts in Planning,” American Planning Association, Texas Chapter Conference, 2013.
"Use of Special Districts in Land Development," Lorman Education, National Webinar, 2013.
"A Guide to Governmental Incentives for Economic Development in Texas," Bond Buyer Conference, Public Finance Spotlight Series, 2013.
“Water Infrastructure Financing Tools,” Bond Buyer Utilities and Infrastructure Conference, 2013.