Rene Ruiz

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San Antonio
112 E. Pecan Street
Suite 1800
San Antonio, Texas 78205
210-554-5328 tel
210-226-8395 fax
Austin
111 Congress Avenue
Suite 1800
Austin, Texas 78701
512-703-6300 tel
512-703-6399 fax

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Rene practices water law, helping clients on projects involving water rights and permits, permit transfers and amendments, water supply projects, retail water service, impoundments and reservoirs, and water reuse.
 
He also represents clients before state and local governmental agencies in permitting, rulemaking, and enforcement proceedings, including contested case hearings before the State Office of Administrative Hearings and judicial review of agency actions.
 
Rene advises clients on the public laws that apply to governmental entities involved in transactions or disputes with private parties, including economic development projects and public-private partnerships.   
  
Rene has significant experience working on major multi-year, multi-discipline projects.
 
His clients include land owners, for-profit businesses, cities, counties, water and electric utilities, water speculators, real estate developers, and oil and gas companies.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
  • Chair, Water Committee, Section of Public Utilities, Communications and Transportation Law, ABA, 2010-present.
  • Editor, Water Report, Recent Developments in Public Utilities, Communications and Transportation, ABA, 2010-present.
  • Council Member, Section of Public Utilities, Communications and Transportation Law, ABA, 2011-2012.
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
  • Scene in SA, “San Antonio’s Best Lawyers,” 2008, 2013
  • Selected for inclusion as a "Texas Rising Star," Law and Politics Magazine, 2005
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Certifications
Board Certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Clerkships
Education
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999
  • University of Houston, B.S., 1992
Languages
Spanish
Admitted to Practice
  • Texas, 1999