Drayovitch P.C.

Drayovitch P.C.

With more than thirty years of experience serving as City Attorney or Deputy City Attorney for numerous municipalities, Debra Drayovitch has proven expertise in providing counsel to governmental bodies and local officials alike.

Firm Overview

FORT WORTH MUNICIPAL LAW ATTORNEYS

From her Denton law office, Texas attorney Debra A. Drayovitch represents city governments, businesses, and individuals throughout Denton, Collin, Dallas, Tarrant, and Wise counties in governmental law, land use and zoning issues, real estate, and economic development matters.

With more than thirty years of experience serving as City Attorney or Deputy City Attorney for numerous municipalities, Debra Drayovitch has proven expertise in providing counsel to governmental bodies and local officials alike. Ms. Drayovitch has represented municipalities ranging in size from cities with a population of more than 200,000 to villages of 1,000. She has an in-depth understanding of the daily requirements of operating a government, and assists clients in finding the solutions that are most beneficial and practical for their particular needs.
Ms. Drayovitch also advises individual and business clients on a variety of real estate and land use matters, providing assistance in transactions such as leases, contracts for the sale of real property, and easements, as well as zoning issues. In the area of economic development, Ms. Drayovitch has worked closely with local governments and developers to craft public-private partnerships for the benefit of all stakeholders in the local economy.

From negotiating and drafting complex development contracts to answering the day-to-day questions that arise in operating a local government, Debra Drayovitch has the background and expertise to provide valuable legal counsel in even the most complex legal matters. Because experience matters, because personal service matters, Contact Drayovitch P.C. for your legal needs.
Main Office
Main Office
620 West Hickory St.
Denton  TX  76201
Phone
  • 940-898-8016
Websites
Real Estate
Helping clients achieve their goals through prompt, personal attention and knowledgeable assistance gained from over 30 years in the practice of public and municipal law in Fort Worth and the surrounding areas.
Drayovitch P.C. provides knowledgeable counsel on real estate transactions, including negotiating, drafting, and reviewing contracts of sale, office and commercial leases, and development agreements. The firm is experienced in a wide range of real property transactions, from right of way dedications, easements, and license agreements to cellular tower site leases. Ms. Drayovitch has represented governmental entities and property owners in the acquisition of utility easements and right-of-way As an experienced attorney who has handled a wide variety of real estate transactions, Debra Drayovitch understands that the client's goals in a particular transaction may involve more than monetary consideration. In such instances, Ms. Drayovitch works to realize those goals and make sure the client's interests are effectively represented and reflected in the final agreement.

Debra Drayovitch

Debra A. Drayovitch is the founder and principal attorney of Drayovitch P.C., a Denton-based law firm serving North and Central Texas in the areas of local government and municipal law, land use and zoning, real estate, and economic development.

A native of Denton, Ms. Drayovitch attended the University of Texas at Austin and Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, gaining admission to the Texas Bar in 1978. From 1979 to 1982, Ms. Drayovitch served as City Attorney for the City of Greenville. She went on to represent the City of Arlington as Deputy City Attorney from 1982-1985 before returning home to Denton, where she served as City Attorney from 1985 to 1995. In addition to representing private clients, Ms. Drayovitch serves as City Attorney for the City of Corinth, general counsel for the Denton County Emergency Services District No. One, and serves as special counsel to other governmental entities.

Ms. Drayovitch is a former Associate Municipal Judge and has been a certified mediator since 2008. She is the author of Texas Municipal Law, Second Edition and is a Past Chair of the Municipal Contracts, Franchises and Technology Section of the National Institute of Municipal Legal Officers. Ms. Drayovitch frequently offers presentations on training in land use regulations, economic development incentives, human resource issues, and purchasing procedures.

Education:
-J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law (1978)
-B.A., with Honors, University of Texas at Austin

Admissions:
-Texas State Courts (1978)

Professional Associations/Memberships:
-State Bar of Texas (Member, Labor and Employment Law section; Former Member, Committee for Local Bar Leaders)
-Denton County Bar Association (Past President and Director)
-Tarrant County Bar Association
-Texas City Attorneys Association (Past President and Director)
-Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)
-International Municipal Lawyers Association (Member)
Education
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law
    J.D.
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