After serving as partner at Brown McCarroll, Nikelle Meade moved to Husch Blackwell LLP and was elected to serve on the National Executive Board, as well as being reappointed as the Vice Chairman of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority in Travis County, Texas. Now working within the Austin area, Meade specializes in land use law, real estate development and various intragovernmental affairs such as zoning, permitting and land use planning.
Meade has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Land Use and Zoning Law, Austin Texas. Her devotion to underrepresented communities and her motivation to aid in changing the current economic landscape of Austin’s properly market are two major aspects of her success.
“I love seeing the actual development of places for people to live, work, and play in a way that bring economic growth and prosperity to our state. I believe in development that balances protection of the land and character of the surroundings with the need for new places and spaces for people to thrive. Those are the kinds of real estate projects I get excited about and am so happy to be able to be a part of as an attorney.”
“I am fortunate enough to have been able to have many successful outcomes on cases for clients. On all of them, I strive to be a resource to the clients and to step into their shoes as their partner in running their businesses. Doing this helps me anticipate the issues that are critical to them and to address their concerns with the information they find relevant and helpful.”
Meade credits her persistence and multi-tasking skills for pushing through obstacles she encounters, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to impact various aspects of business and the lives of those in her community.
“Persistence to keep my effort going until you get the client what it needs, flexibility to change course on a dime if and when needed, and a drive to solve problems. With all real estate matters, there is a puzzle that must be solved. I see my role as identifying those problems and then mapping out the plan of attack to resolve them within the timeframe the client needs.”
“In a typical day, on a typical project, I juggle 20 totally different project aspects from land acquisition to architectural design to permitting to construction. All of those elements completely rely upon and influence the other and if one ball drops, an entire project could fall apart. My role as the attorney is to keep all the balls in the air through successful project completion.”