Industries & Practices


“I wholeheartedly recommend the law firm of Coats Rose. As the Chief Legal Officer of the University Health System, I have had extensive experience working with Richard Reed, Adam Richie and other attorneys in both their San Antonio and other offices. Perhaps the greatest demonstration of the success of Coats Rose's work on the CIP relates to a construction failure. A portion of a 10 story garage under construction at the Medical Center site collapsed. Thankfully there were no fatalities or serious injuries; however, that portion of the work was a multi-million dollar loss. Coats Rose was immediately available to assist us as we employed a forensic engineer and undertook an extensive investigation into the collapse. Due to the structure of the insurance program, and the strength of the protections built into our contracts, no litigation ensued over the collapse."
-Michael Hernandez,
Chief Legal Officer
University Health System
- San Antonio

"The attorneys at Coats Rose possess a unique understanding of complex construction law combined with rare deep understanding of how commercial construction goes together in the real world. Those skills taken in combination have deftly served Dyad to avoid many common pitfalls of our competitors."
- Rick Trask Owner Dyad Construction, L.P

"Coats Rose attorneys have always handled our account as if we were their only client; and their wisdom, candor and availability makes the Coats Rose team our first choice when legal matters arise."
- Gregory Smith, PE Executive Vice President, Partner Jamail & Smith Construction

"Coats Rose and I have worked together on many matters, and they have always been very thorough, efficient and readily available to provide legal services… I appreciate the expertise Coats Rose provides in construction and business related matters, and their ability to provide and convey that knowledge quickly and efficiently."
- Donald R. Boehm

"Thank you (Timothy Green, Director, Public Finance Law) for all your hard work to help us bring together two municipalities that were long overdue in becoming one. We are blessed as a commUNITY to embark on a "new journey" as one political subdivision serving its citizens and business owners." -Carrie F. Gordon, Ph.D.
Mayor of Balch Springs, TX

Affordable Housing Law

The firm’s Affordable Housing Group showcases our attorneys’ extensive experience in affordable and public housing acquisition, rehabilitation and development. In fact, Coats Rose has one of the largest groups of lawyers dedicated to affordable housing in the state of Texas as well as throughout the Southwest region, representing both for-profit and non-profit developers.

We also represent public housing authorities in the development, redevelopment and renovation of housing. Our attorneys have closed transactions using a variety of financing techniques, including HOPE VI financing, low income housing tax credits, private activity tax-exempt bonds, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt bonds, investment syndications and conventional financing.

We’ve enjoyed particular success with specialized financing through low income housing tax credits and tax exempt municipal bonds.

Our work on high profile, potentially controversial projects has made us a leader in identifying responsive, creative solutions to problems which may arise in the transaction.

Areas of Practice:

  • Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Tax Exempt Financing
  • HUD Insured Multifamily Financing
  • Public Housing Development (including HOPE VI, Capital Funds & Replacement Housing Factor Funds)
  • Public/Private Partnerships with Housing Authorities and For Profit Developers
  • HUD 202 and 811 Financing
  • HUD Regulatory Compliance
  • HOME and CDBG
  • Community Housing Development Organizations – CHDO
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones
  • Tax Abatements
  • Governmental and Community Relations
  • New Market Tax Credits
  • Historic Tax Credits