Franklin Scott Conway has extensive experience with federal, state and local governments in the area of economic development, government incentives, tax abatements and environmental permitting.  Our clients include some of the most innovative corporations in the world and our relationships are extensive and in certain cases unparalleled.

We specialize in the following sectors:

Pharmaceutical / Biotech / Diagnostics / Research / Medical Device

Diversified Manufacturing

Energy (Including Green Energy)

Examples of Recent Successes

FSC Saves Tesla Over $52 Million.

FSC obtained a Streamlined Expedited Release of Tesla’s electric vehicle manufacturing facility from an existing Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) holder for the purposes of obtaining critical water and sewer services to the property. In addition, FSC obtained an order that Tesla pay nothing on the existing CCN holder’s over $52 million demand for the loss of its CNN use.

FSC Defeats Well-Funded Opposition to Jupiter Brownsville’s Refinery Construction.

In a contested case proceeding before the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) for three major source permits by Jupiter Brownsville, LLC to construct a heavy condensate petroleum refinery on the Brownsville Ship Channel, the Administrative Law Judges recommended the permits issue, despite the opposition of local and national environmental groups with significant financial backing.

Team Members

John Scott, J.D.One of the top lobbyists in Texas, John is the former Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation in Texas (under then-Attorney General now Gov. Greg Abbott), former Chief Operating Officer of Health and Human Services, and current Chairman of the Texas Department of Information Services.

T.W. Baugh III, M.B.A.Business Unit Executive or CEO for multiple corporations including Fisher Scientific (now Thermo Fisher), Nucor Corporation and numerous life science and industrial entities; completed over thirty acquisitions and raised in excess of $2 billion both in the healthcare and industrial markets; led ~$10 billion in greenfield projects with ~$2 billion in economic incentives.

Senator D. Bryan Hughes, J.D.State legislator for twenty years, Chairman of the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs, Chairman of the Committee on Administration; member of the Committees on Education, Criminal Justice, and Natural Resources & Economic Development.

Dennis C. Taylor, M.A., J.D. Former Vice Chancellor for Administration jointly for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and Community and Technical College System, developed and expanded educational programs to better meet businesses’ needs, including leveraging ~$37 million in federal grant monies for that purpose, and has prepared numerous successful grant applications across a spectrum of issues.

Chris Katopis, J.D. Former senior legal advisor in the Office of the General Counsel at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Chris brings a wealth of diverse substantive knowledge and government experience as an attorney, inventor, lobbyist, and engineer.