OUR ATTORNEYS

Richard L. Muller, Jr.

Richard L. Muller, Jr.

Nancy Kwon Carter

Shima Jalalipour

Shima Jalalipour


Richard L. Muller, Jr.

MEMBER – Rich has been practicing public law for more than 16 years.  He has worked on some of the nation’s premier master-planned communities including Cross Creek Ranch, Edgewater, Riverstone, Sienna Plantation, Telfair, Tuscan Lakes, and Woodforest.  Rich has negotiated major development agreements and other interlocal agreements  among developers, municipalities, counties, and other governmental entities for most of these projects.

Rich also focuses on transportation projects.  He has served as general counsel and bond counsel to the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority since 1998, where he assisted in the development of the Fort Bend Parkway, the Westpark Tollway, and the Grand Parkway, Segment D.   Rich is currently working for the Montgomery County Toll Road Authority on the State Highway 249 toll lanes.

Rich began his career at Vinson & Elkins LLP in 1997, then was an associate, and later a partner, at Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP.  Rich established The Muller Law Group, PLLC in 2014.   He attended Georgetown University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science.  Rich received his J.D. from Louisiana State University in 1997.  Rich is active in the community, volunteering his time with the Fort Bend Youth Sports Association.


Nancy Kwon Carter

MEMBER – Nancy has practiced in the areas of public finance, local government regulation, and state legislative matters for more than 10 years.  She represents special purpose districts, such as municipal utility districts and municipal management districts, as general counsel and bond counsel.  Nancy works with private developers to structure development agreements and utility agreements with cities and other local government entities for public participation in commercial, residential, and mixed-use developments.

In addition, Nancy has worked closely with state legislators and staff members to draft legislation creating or amending the powers of over 150 special purpose districts throughout the state.  She has also worked on omnibus bills affecting the general laws applicable to water districts and has served as an advocate for appropriate reforms affecting landowners' rights in Texas.

Prior to joining The Muller Law Group, PLLC, Nancy began her career at Haynes and Boone LLP in 2003. She was later an associate at Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP from 2004-2014.  Nancy graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts, and received her J.D. from Washington and Lee School of Law in 2003.


Shima Jalalipour

ASSOCIATE – Shima currently represents special purpose districts and other governmental entities as general counsel and bond counsel.  Her experience also includes general real estate and finance matters, as well as the development, leasing, financing, acquisition, and disposition of multifamily, office, retail, industrial, healthcare, and student housing projects.

Prior to joining The Muller Law Group, PLLC, Shima began her career in 2008 in the New York office of Bryan Cave LLP.  She was later an associate in the Houston offices of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft from 2012-2014 and Seyfarth Shaw LLP from 2014-2017.  Shima graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts and received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2008.