Larry Collister
  Of Counsel

Larry has over 25 years of experience in real estate transactions and document preparation, zoning, land use and development, construction contracts, procurement, and public utilities. For the last seven years Larry served as the Deputy City Attorney and First Assistant City Attorney for the City of Denton. Larry’s primary areas of practice are in public utilities, real estate (including eminent domain), land use and development, economic development, and procurement and public contracting. He also serves as city attorney for the city of Annetta North.

Before working primarily on the city side of municipal law, Larry was in private practice representing clients, including local governments, in real estate transactions and disputes (including development, zoning and land use, purchase and sale, and financing); workouts and bankruptcy; construction contracts; commercial leasing; oil and gas leasing and surface use; entity formation, maintenance, and dissolution; and general corporate, employment, and business work. Larry has represented local and out-of-state financial institutions in commercial real estate secured transactions and financing, foreclosures, workouts, and bankruptcy.

Practice Areas

Representation of Municipalities
Real Estate
Eminent Domain
Land Use, including Zoning, Platting, and Development
Public Utilities (Electric, Water, Wastewater, Solid Waste, Drainage)
Economic Development
Procurement and Public Contracting


University of Oklahoma, BA., Political Science and Government 1985
University of Oklahoma, M.P.A., Public Administration, Management 1989
University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D. 1991

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

State of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
State Bar of Texas
Texas City Attorney Association
Texas Coalition of Cities for Utility Issues (Board member)
International Municipal Lawyers Association
National Association of Parliamentarians
Commercial Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Residential Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Merit Certification of Municipal Law, Texas City Attorney Association

Awards, Publications & Presentations

• Eagle Scout
• Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
• Award of Merit Winner for Outstanding Bar Association, 1999-2000, State Bar of Texas (as President of Denton County Bar Association)