An IMLA Local Government Fellow since 2012, Mack focuses his practice on advising local government entities on land use, annexation, franchises, economic development, nuisance abatement, interlocal agreements, 1st Amendment, contracts, procurement, real property, platting, ordinance drafting, and open government.
Mack previously worked for eight years at the Arlington City Attorneys’ Office where he advised the City Council, P&Z Commission, staff and boards on legal matters related to land use and development. Mack drafted ordinances relating to PIDs, gas drilling, impact fees, zoning, development code, special events, pedicabs, and rights-of-way. He represented the City in over 100 substandard structure hearings and initiated litigation against a motel and a sexually oriented business while he co-chaired the City of Arlington’s Nuisance Abatement Team.
PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Mack graduated from the University of Oklahoma City Law School, summa cum laude, where he served on the Law Review and received awards in employment law, corporations, and income tax. Mack graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Spanish.
SPEAKING AND WRITING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Building Code Enforcement in the ETJ, Summit for Texas Code Enforcement Attorneys, 2015 (Irving)
Legal Aspects of Code Enforcement, Vacant Structures, Nuisance Violations and Right of Entry, 2015 Business Professional Institute (Houston)
Open Meetings, Open Records, and Conflicts of Interest, City of Arlington Boards and Commissions Orientation, Annual Presentation, 2011-2014
Legal Training for New P&Z Commissioners – City of Arlington Planning and Zoning Commission New Commissioner Class, Annual Presentation, 2011-2014
Land Use Legal Overview, Arlington City Attorney’s Office In-House Training, 2013
Legal Aspects of Code Enforcement and Legal Update, 2014 Business Professional Institute (Brownsville and Arlington)
Junked Vehicles and Illegal Dumping, 2012 Business Professional Institute (Houston)
Rights-of-Way Abandonment, Arlington City Attorney’s Office In-House Training, 2011
Legal Aspects of Code Enforcement, 2011 Business Professional Institute (Arlington)
Dangerous and Substandard Structures, Arlington City Attorney’s Office In-House Training, 2010