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Rodrigo Figueroa Member

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2004

Education

The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2004

Baylor University, B.A., Psychology, 2001

Rodrigo Figueroa advises many of the firm’s public law department clients on state and local government matters, regulatory and public utility administrative law and real estate matters. Mr. Figueroa also assists companies in acquiring gasoline stations. His experience includes counseling public entities, private businesses and individual clients on transparency/open government laws, and drafting and negotiating franchise agreements, leases, power purchase agreements and asset purchase agreements. Mr. Figueroa is fluent in Spanish.

Experience

  • Regularly advises governmental entities and private companies on transparency/open government laws including the Texas Public Information Act and the Texas Open Meetings Act
  • Negotiated and drafted solar power purchase agreements for community solar program and distributed generation rooftop solar program for nation's largest electric and gas municipally owned utility
  • Obtained numerous favorable Open Records Decisions from the Texas Attorney General protecting competitively sensitive documents of public and private companies
  • Assisted major oil company in conducting real estate due diligence on an oil refinery and network of over 800 gas stations, in negotiating and drafting closing documents conveying such assets, and in addressing post-closing issues relating to such acquired assets
  • Regularly counsels major oil companies on various real estate matters, including negotiating and drafting leases for retail service stations, and negotiating and drafting Purchase and Sale Agreements for acquisition/disposition of retail service stations
  • Regularly assists municipally owned utilities and electric cooperatives in drafting, negotiating and interpreting utility easements and electric and gas franchise agreements
  • Assisted large electric cooperative in connection with a comprehensive internal investigation by a national consultant, involving coordination with legislators, auditors, regulators, prosecutors, litigation counsel and regulatory authorities
  • Assisted in representation of large municipally owned utility in a contested evidentiary hearing before the State Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Represented large asphalt company in obtaining and upholding a Flood Plain Development Permit for quarrying operations before the Kerr County Commissioners Court
  • Assisted in representation of transit authority in connection with election to create an advanced transportation district
  • Served as counsel to trade association comprised of electric cooperatives and municipally owned utilities

Memberships & Involvement

  • Cox Smith Recruiting Committee, Member 2008-2013, Co-Chairman 2010-2013
  • Cox Smith Associates’ Committee, Member, 2005-2009, Chairman, 2008-2009

Community/Civic Activities

  • Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio, Board Member, 2007-present
  • VISION-SA, Board Member, Founding Member, 2004-2008
  • North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lab, Alumnus, Class of 2008
  • Junior Achievement, Participant 2006
  • Habitat for Humanity, Participant 2006
  • Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for Real Estate, 2012-2017
  • Scene in S.A., "San Antonio's Rising Stars," 2008, 2011-2012, 2014 
  • Scene in S.A., "San Antonio's Best Lawyers," 2011, 2013-2014, 2016