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Kirk Williams


Kirk Williams focuses his practice on representation of landowners and developers in complex and politically controversial zoning and related land use applications.

Representative Experience

  • General Services: Compliance activities and obtaining certifications with governmental agencies; evaluating the effect of regulations on development alternatives; processing development applications; representing clients' requests or interests at governmental hearings; coordinating client and consultant activities; and negotiating, mediating and arbitrating issues, economic development agreements and government contracts
  • Litigation Services: Land use; inverse condemnation/eminent domain; vested rights and zoning; utility, subdivision and exactions; property tax protests; annexation; and expert witness testimony
  • Environmental Services: SMART Growth issues; open space dedications; tree preservation issues; flood plain and FEMA issues
  • Zoning and Land Use Services: Comprehensive planning and zoning; annexation; subdivision and building permits; utility construction agreements; and thoroughfare plan revisions
  • Land Development Services: Zoning; construction codes; and platting


  • Representation of Lincoln Property Company and Raymond D. Nasher in the successful rezoning of ±30 acres at the southeast corner of North Cental Expressway/US 75 and Northwest Highway/Loop 12 in Dallas, Texas to provide for a mixed use development of retail, residential, office, hotel and retirement housing uses. The development was the subject of numerous zoning requests over 25 years and was originally opposed by eleven homeowners associations.
  • Representation of Hall Financial Group in a lawsuit against the City of Plano, Texas involving the denial of a rezoning request, a takings claim, and violation of due process.
  • Representation of U.S. Home Corp. in the development of a large retirement community and golf course in Fairview, Texas. Said representation included annexation, utility, infrastructure agreements, zoning and related development issues.
  • Representation of J. Baxter Brinkmann, owner of ±6,000 acres in Collin County, Texas involving land acquisition, zoning, condemnation, thoroughfares, utilities and related matters.
  • Representation of an oil and gas company in the acquisition of almost 100 service station sites in Austin, San Antonio and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and related land use issues involving site plan and platting approvals.
  • Representation of U-Haul International in zoning and related land use issues in Texas, Florida, Virginia, California, Illinois and Missouri.
  • Representation of numerous residential developments, including Centex Homes, D.R. Horton Custom Homes, U.S. Home Corp., Kaufman & Broad, Woodhaven Homes, Toll Brothers, Pasquinelli Portrait Homes, Inc., Camden Property Trust, Lincoln Property Company, Norstar and Trammell Crow Residential in acquisition, annexation, zoning, subdivision, permitting, infrastructure and related development matters.
  • Representation of owners in the retrofitting to two regional malls in Dallas, Texas--the North Town Mall and Prestonwood Mall. The North Town Mall was redeveloped for a call center and offices with the creation of new retail pad sites. Prestonwood Mall is being converted to one million square feet of telecommunication hotel and related internet uses with 40 acres available for mixed uses.
  • Representation of Olympus Real Estate in negotiating a $25 million economic development agreement and processing land use entitlements for a 200 acre mixed use development.