Olson & Olson, LLP congratulates City of Spring Valley’s City Administrator Julie Robinson for having received the 2018 Mentoring Award by the Texas City Managers Association.
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Thank you for joining us on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at the Stafford Center.
In spite of weather challenges, we hosted clients and friends from near and far, learned new facts, and enjoyed the opportunity to network with leaders in local government.
Here are a few photos:
Art Pertile: There’s always time for a quick consult.
Eileen C. Begle, Assistant Harris County Attorney, Office of Vince Ryan
Paul Christ, TML-IRP,Law Enforcement Training Coordinator/Specialist
Loren Smith and Rob Hauck, City of Tomball Assistant City Manager
Managing Partner Brian Begle addressing the crowd.
See you on January 31, 2019
15th Annual Local Government Seminar
The Stafford Centre
10505 Cash Road
It’s almost here!
Olson & Olson, LLP’s 14th Annual Local Government Seminar will be held at The Stafford Centre on Thursday, January 18, 2018.
Registration is available online here via Constant Contact.
Many topics of interest to city attorneys, police and fire personnel, human resource professionals, tax valuation leaders, and elected officials to name a few. We will welcome Harris County Judge Ed Emmett as our keynote speaker.
See you there.
Olson & Olson, LLP municipal lawyers, Leah Hayes and Akilah Mance, presented at the Salt Grass Chapter of the Texas Municipal Clerks Association’s Sixteenth Annual Public Information Act Seminar held on Wednesday, September 13, at the Stafford Centre.
Public Information Act topics included Cost Estimates, Social Media, Law Enforcement and Corrections, and Prosecutorial Information. The workshop closed with a panel discussion on legislation regarding recent legislative changes. Approximately 140 municipal clerks and emergency first responders participated.
It is impossible to put into words the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and the impact it has had on our communities and families. We hope that this email finds you and your family safe and your community well on its way to recovery. Many in our firm, just like many in your city, sustained damage from the hurricane force winds, rain, tornados and flood waters. We are grateful to report that our lawyers and staff are safe.
Hurricane Harvey caused extensive damage to our offices located at 2727 Allen Parkway. At this time, we do not know when we will be able to return to that location. The uncertainty of the firm’s return to the Allen Parkway offices required the firm to initiate its Continuity of Operations plan (COOP plan). The COOP plan allows the firm to continue to service our clients at the high level we are known for with as little interruption of service as possible. The firm’s COOP plan entails, among other things, the consolidation of offices and a temporary phone number. The firm will consolidate our offices to the two locations below:
The temporary telephone number for the firm is: (281) 574-4540.
You may contact any Olson & Olson employee at that number. Many of you have cell phone numbers for attorneys at the firm; please continue to use the cell phone number that you have to contact the attorney with whom you wish to speak.
If Olson & Olson can provide legal assistance in your community’s recovery from this unprecedented disaster, please let us know. We will update you on a prospective date of return to the Allen Parkway location soon. Please check the Olson & Olson website (www.olsonllp.com) for details.
Art Pertile, III
OLSON & OLSON, L.L.P.
On April 28, 2017, the Texas Supreme Court issued its opinion in ETC Marketing LTD, v. Harris County Appraisal District, affirming a judgment in favor of the Harris County Appraisal District on the taxability of petroleum products stored in Harris County. The principle issue in the case was whether the constitutional limits on a state’s right to tax interstate commerce “bar property taxes levied on natural gas stored in Texas while awaiting future resale and shipment to out-of-state consumers.” The Court agreed with the Harris County Appraisal that the stored gas was taxable in Harris County. Mario L. Dell’Osso and Eric Farrar represented the District in this important local taxation case.