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Mattye G. Jones

Director


Mattye is a Director with Coats Rose, where she assists developers with tax credits and bond financing, community development, and legislative matters in Texas, Louisiana,  Mississippi, Arkansas, California, Oklahoma, Kansas and U.S. Virgin Islands.  She has supervised the handling of diverse legal matters before federal and state courts in the areas of fair housing, tax matters, insurance, landlord/tenant issues and civil rights discrimination and construction issues. She has also handled the oversight of employment issues, procurement, compliance and other public housing matters.

Mattye has closed transactions financed by 9% tax credits, as well as mixed finance transactions utilizing 4% tax credits plus bonds including rebuilding of the Gulf Coast utilizing Go Zone financing after the 2005 and 2007 hurricanes and assists clients with developments that utilize disaster relief funds. She has experience in the U.S. Department of Treasury’s New Market Tax Credit program, Community Development Entities (CDE), commercial and community development, legislation and governmental affairs.  In response to a ruling by the Texas Attorney General that Public Housing Authorities did not have explicit authority to issue debt, Mattye was the primary drafter of the Public Facility Corporation Act, a statute that has been extensively utilized to facilitate and foster public-private partnerships for housing and community development.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mattye served as Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and as General Counsel of the Dallas Housing Authority (DHA). During this time, she managed the initiatives to leverage millions of dollars to revitalize distressed sectors of Dallas, Texas. She also coordinated efforts to ensure redevelopment through the management of tax credit awards, coordination of public meetings and supervision of historical clearance issues and other regulatory compliance issues.  Ms. Jones has supervised the handling of diverse legal matters before federal and state courts in the areas of fair housing, tax matters, insurance, landlord/tenant issues and civil rights discrimination and construction issues.

Mattye formerly served as Trustee of the Texas Political Subdivisions Insurance Pool Fund and is a former Chair of the Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. She currently serves as the President of the Housing and Development Law Institute (HDLI), a national non-profit comprised of industry leaders focused on legal education.  Her current community activities include service to Jack & Jill of America, the Dallas Assembly, The Real Estate Council, City of Dallas Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee and the UT Longhorn Alumni Band.

Education
  • B.A., 1984, University of Texas
  • J.D., 1988, University of Texas School of Law
Admitted
  • Texas, 1989
  • Mississippi, 2013
  • U.S District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Affiliations
  • American Bar Association (Past Governing Committee Chair, ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development)
  • Housing & Development Law Institute (President of the Board)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Dallas Bar Association (Corporate Counsel and Real Estate Sections)
  • The Dallas Assembly
  • The Real Estate Council (TREC), Former Board Member; Board Member of TREC Community Fund
  • Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee for the City of Dallas Planning Commission
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)
  • Louisiana Association of Affordable Housing Providers
  • Texas Association of Affordable Housing Providers  (TAAHP)
  • Dallas Historical Society (Board Member, 2016-Present)
Honors

Mattye was named a “Changemaker” by the Dallas Business Journal in its annual Women in Business Awards. As a winner, Mattye joined an elite group of dedicated, driven and successful Dallas women that have a positive and lasting impact on the community in which they live and work. Dallas Business Journal editors selected the honorees from a pool of more than 300 nominations.

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Speaking Engagements
  • “Ask the Lawyers,” Panelist, Public Housing Authorities Directors Association(PHADA), 2017 Commissioners’ Conference (January 9, 2017)
  • Texas Housing Association Conference, Featured Speaker, August 26, 2013, Corpus Christi
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Locations

Houston

9 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 1100
Houston, Texas 77046
Phone: 713.651.0111
Fax: 713.651.0220
Toll Free: 800.535.2701

Dallas - Preston

14755 Preston Road
Suite 600
Dallas, Texas 75254
Phone: 972.788.1600
Fax: 972.702.0662

Austin

901 South Mopac Expressway
Bldg. 1, Ste. 500
Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: 512.469.7987
Fax: 512.469.9408
Toll Free: 855.679.6763

 

San Antonio

1020 Northeast Loop 410, Ste. 800
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Phone: 210.224.7098
Fax: 210.212.5698
Toll Free: 800.862.5079

New Orleans

365 Canal Street, Ste. 800
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Phone: 504.299.3070
Fax: 504.299.3071
Toll Free: 888.435.8214

Cincinnati

PNC Center
201 E. 5th Street
Suite 1810
Cincinnati, OH 45202