Art Anderson represents landowners, developers and builders in major land use issues with local governmental entities. He also litigates matters before both federal and state courts.
His litigation experience includes trial and appellate victories on vested rights, annexation, impact fee, subdivision approval, eminent domain and other land use matters. He has experience with land valuation methodology and techniques through his eminent domain and inverse condemnation experience. In addition to arguing before the Texas Supreme Court and various courts of appeals, Art is often asked to prepare and file amicus briefs in these courts. He also processes development applications and presents cases before administrative and legislative bodies..
His trial court and appellate cases include the following:
- Preventing an impact fee increase in violation of the Texas Impact Fee Act
- Enforcing a development agreement despite the city’s claim of immunity
- Preventing a city from extending its building code to its ETJ
- Obtaining vested rights determinations
- Securing an $8 million jury verdict for an involuntary downzoning
- Obtaining condemnation awards significantly greater than the government’s original offer
- Obtaining temporary regulatory takings damages due to delay in city building permit approval
- Securing a $33 million jury verdict for a regulatory taking which was the largest jury verdict in the State of Texas in 2020
The author of two published books on Texas land use law, Art Anderson has spoken at over 70 seminars and written eight law review or bar journal articles.