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Tommy Mann is a shareholder in Winstead's Zoning & Land Use and Real Estate Development & Investments practices.

He represents developers and land owners in securing zoning and related entitlements and incentives for new development from municipalities and other governmental entities. Additionally, he regularly advises lenders and equity investors on entitlements.

Tommy is known for his ability to lead teams of developers, architects, engineers, and design professionals through complex political and legal issues. He forms coalitions of support for projects first and foremost, and he is regularly commended by elected officials and clients for his skill in overcoming substantial political opposition through oral advocacy at public hearings.

He has extensive experience across the full spectrum of development types in both urban infill locations and north Texas’ rapidly growing suburban cities.

He regularly speaks to clients, real estate and design professionals, and other lawyers on the legal ramifications of emerging trends in urban planning, sustainable development practices, municipal regulations, and economic incentive structures.

Representative Experience

  • Rezoning requests, economic incentive requests and agreements, board of adjustment variance and special exception appeals, easement and right-of-way abandonments, alcohol regulations, tree mitigation and preservation regulations, and other land use regulations
  • Municipal transportation licensing and regulations
  • Condemnation, vested rights, rough proportionality, inverse condemnation/regulatory takings, and exactions
  • Negotiation and documentation of easements, development agreements, impact and development fee adjustments, and related agreements with municipalities and governmental entities
  • Platting and subdivision 

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