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Blake G. Powell

Blake G. Powell is the Firm’s founding and managing partner. Mr. Powell represents public school districts and community college districts in all areas of general education law, with a strong emphasis on school construction and business and real estate transactions. He serves as Bond Counsel and Special Counsel to public school districts in public finance transactions. He has significant trial and appellate practice. Mr. Powell is listed in the Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace (Red Book).

bpowell@pyt-law.com

EDUCATION

LICENSES & BAR ACTIVITIES

State Bar of Texas, 1990

Admitted in the Federal District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas; the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; the Supreme Court of the United States

5th Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Supreme Court

MEMBERSHIP & SERVICE

Friends of Texas Public Schools, President

Texas Parent PAC, Board Member

Association of Migrant Educators of Texas (AMET), General Counsel

State Bar of Texas

Construction Law, Litigation, School Law, Administrative Law, Labor and Employment Sections

College of the State Bar of Texas (2014)

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Eanes ISD Bond Proposition 1, 2014, Volunteer

Eanes ISD’s Westlake High School Chap Club, Member

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

A Keynote Speaker to the National Rural Education Association – San Antonio (October 2014)

“Superintendent Contracts,” Presented to Regions 8 and 12 ESC Conferences and Region 6 New Superintendents’ Academy (2014)

“Building Success Stories: A How-To-Guide for Successful School Construction,” Presented to Education Service Center, Region 4’s TACS Construction Conference (2014)

“Construction Proposals: Understanding Delivery Methods,” National Association of Purchasing Management—Rio Grande Valley Affiliate’s Momentum 2003 Conference on South Padre Island (June 19, 2003)

“School Law Seminar,” Presented to Texas A&M Commerce and Region 8 ESC’s Ratliff Executive Academy (July 2002 – 2014)

“Employment Law for Public Educators,” Presented to University of Mary-Hardin Baylor Department of Education doctoral cohorts (2009-2014)