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Micah’s insightful analysis and strategy development were critical in successfully guiding our firm through a complex local government procurement process. He was able to champion our project and draw resources and specialized expertise from Husch Blackwell that maximized the value of our engagement.”

Andrew Bosinger, VP, Strategic Accounts and Partnerships, Synagro

Overview

Micah advocates for clients regarding local government, real estate and construction needs.

He is passionate about the built environment and physical world, and enjoys having a connection to growing the community. His practice focuses on land use and real estate development, as well as governmental affairs, including:

  • Zoning and permitting
  • Land-use planning
  • Variances, including board of adjustment matters
  • Subdivision platting and replatting
  • City contracts
  • Land development code
  • CodeNEXT
  • Minority- and woman-owned business enterprise certification
  • SMART (safe, mixed-income, accessible, reasonably priced, transit-oriented) housing
  • Affordable/low-income housing developments
  • Tax opportunity zones

Micah regularly represents clients before city councils, boards, planning and zoning commissions, and other governmental bodies. As a former Assistant City Attorney for the City of Austin, Micah has built relationships and gained valuable experience dealing with politically sensitive issues. He applies this knowledge to design creative solutions to benefit client interests.

Micah’s insightful analysis and strategy development were critical in successfully guiding our firm through a complex local government procurement process. He was able to champion our project and draw resources and specialized expertise from Husch Blackwell that maximized the value of our engagement.”

Andrew Bosinger, VP, Strategic Accounts and Partnerships, Synagro


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Education

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
    • cum laude

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin LGBT Bar Association
  • The Lloyd Lochridge American Inn of Court, Team Leader, 2019-present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association 
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Languages

  • French, conversant
Experience
  • Advised on $30 million Water Control Improvement District project.
  • Guided client through year-long political process to secure $3 million contract for wastewater treatment services.
  • Advised on development of high-density, low-income residential housing project (300+ units). Helped client with low-income housing tax credits.
  • Secured approval for pedestrian bridge connecting Austin Convention Center and Hilton Hotel.
  • Secured variances for construction of new boutique hotel in Austin.
  • Represented clients with city permitting issues to resolve compliance cases.
  • Drafted ordinances related to city regulations of transportation network companies.
  • Drafted numerous pieces of legislation that are now law.
  • Helped obtain entitlements for numerous development projects.
  • Counseled elected officials on land use, real estate and budgetary concerns.
  • Lobbied at local and state level on behalf of real estate clients with development needs.
  • Helped clients navigate the minority-/woman-owned business certification process.
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Outside the Office

Micah’s appreciation of the physical world extends to his free time.

A dedicated organic gardener, Micah studies permaculture techniques that mimic natural growing patterns and help sustainably produce herbs and vegetables. He is also a seasoned beekeeper, and has trained friends to care for hives of around 60,000 bees each!

Community Leadership
  • Anti-Defamation League, Glass Leadership Institute, 2017
  • The Hill Country Conservancy’s Emerging Professionals in Conservation
  • Pease Park Conservancy
  • Vortex Theater
  • Austin Habitat for Humanity