Our Firm

The legal team at Brown & Ortiz, P.C. pairs extensive experience with principled representation. Shareholders Ken Brown and Daniel Ortiz focused their academic pursuits and practical legal experience in urban development, land use planning, and zoning, and have since built their practice with the personnel, knowledge and tools to guide development projects across San Antonio and South Texas.

Our team has a substantial, comprehensive understanding of City, County, and land development matters.

With a strong core of San Antonio and South Texas natives, we provide institutional knowledge and are uniquely prepared to represent you and your project before city or county planning commissions or zoning boards, as well as City Council and County Commissioners Court not just in San Antonio, but throughout South Texas and along the I-35 Corridor.

Our team has handled every type of land use and municipal law scenario.

With over 30 years of land use and public law experience, our team has handled subdivision and annexation issues, historic preservation projects, contract preparation and analysis, land acquisitions, zoning and permitting, and public/private partnership incentives including tax increment financing, special improvement districts, special exceptions and variances, environmental compliance and large-scale incentive packages.

At Brown & Ortiz, P.C., our clients are our top priority.

Whether it is solving a small-scale entitlement matter, cultivating a master planned community, or attaining economic development incentives, we are here to guide, implement, and achieve.


Our team has over three decades of land use and municipal law experience.

We are here to guide, implement, and achieve.

Land Entitlements

We provide personal and comprehensive legal counsel to individuals and companies involved in mixed-use projects.


We will be present every step of the way no matter what sort of development permit you need. 

Development Incentives

We have the depth and expertise to guide your project to receive the economic incentives that it needs.

Historic Compliance

We can help acquire approval for the rights to develop property, which consistently involve historic compliance.

Design Compliance

We bring extensive experience and institutional knowledge to the table as we guide clients throughout the design process.

Environmental Compliance

We are well versed in all current environmental laws and regulations and will ensure your project meets the government standards.