Jonathan focuses his practice on public finance, public law and state legislative matters. He serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and disclosure counsel in public finance transactions for state agencies, cities, counties, school districts, navigation districts, port authorities, economic development corporations, water districts and water authorities. He also represents political subdivisions as general counsel with respect to public law issues. Further, Jonathan assists governmental bodies, nonprofit corporations and other entities with respect to Public Information Act issues and advises entities contracting with governmental bodies.
In addition to his experience in private practice, Jonathan served as Deputy Attorney General for Legal Counsel at the Texas Office of the Attorney General, 2008–2010. In this role, he acted as counsel to the Attorney General and supervised the Office of the Attorney General’s non-litigation civil legal divisions, including the agency’s Public Finance Division, Opinion Committee, General Counsel Division, and Open Records Division. While with the Office of the Attorney General, Jonathan frequently testified before and served as a resource to members and committees of the Texas Legislature on a variety of subjects, including public finance and open government matters.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Jonathan K. Frels