Rick is a Director in the Real Estate section of Coats Rose, and also serves as Managing Director and President of the Firm. He has represented numerous real estate developers in the development of all types of commercial and residential projects in Texas and other states for more than thirty-five years.
He graduated from the University of Tennessee, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Delta Phi, and the Order of the Coif. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Tennessee Law Review.
Rick was certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1986 and has been recertified each five year period thereafter.
Rick has particular expertise in the development of master-planned residential communities and, among other projects, has been involved with the Coles Crossing, Silverlake, Sienna Plantation, First Colony, Fall Creek, Cross Creek Ranch, Riverstone and Woodforest projects in the Houston area. He has extensive experience in the representation of commercial real estate developers in connection with acquisitions, sales, leases, construction and permanent financings.
University of Tennessee (B.S., with high honors, 1971; J.D., 1974)