Shupe Ventura, PLLC

Misty Ventura

Shupe Ventura, PLLC
9406 Biscayne Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75218
(214) 328-1101

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Misty is a third generation Italian American.  She was born in Galveston, but grew up in Columbus, Texas, a small town 90 miles west of Houston.  Misty has taught scuba diving since 1986; between 1988 and 1990, she lived in the Cayman Islands and managed a dive resort.  Misty returned to Dallas in 1990, obtained a B.S. degree in Management from UTD, and a J.D. from SMU Law School.  Shortly after moving to Dallas, she met her husband, David Garderet.  They have a daughter, Ava.

Misty began her legal career in the Real Estate Section of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, but soon moved to Hughes & Luce where she acquired her interest in land-use law. In 2010, with her friend and mentor, Ike Shupe, she started Shupe Ventura, PLLC. As a member of Shupe Ventura, PLLC, Misty focuses her practice on land use entitlements and incentives. She assists clients with obtaining development permissions from local government, with an emphasis on vested rights, exactions, regulatory taking, eminent domain and overcoming regulatory obstacles to using land in the manner planned. Misty's practice includes work on economic development incentives (i.e., “public-private partnerships”), including, public improvement districts, tax increment finance reinvestment zones, venue projects, tax abatements, “4A” and “4B” economic development performance agreements, and “Chapter 380” economic development grants. Misty's practice also includes development through the use of “conservation and reclamation districts” such as Municipal Utility Districts, Fresh Water Supply Districts, Water Control and Improvement Districts, Municipal Management Districts, and special legislative districts. Misty has experience negotiating agreements for development of public infrastructure and municipal services to support planned private development.

Misty is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP), a distinction she earned in 2009 through the Green Building Certification Institute.  Misty was certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Residential Real Estate Law in 2002.

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