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

Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Coats Rose Dispute Resolution practice is an example of our commitment to addressing business issues in a customized and efficient manner. Our practice focuses on custom, creative, and successful solutions.

At Coats Rose we have an active Dispute Resolution practice area, because we recognize the potential importance of Mediation and Arbitration in resolving disputes between parties. Mediation and Arbitration are a vital component of any litigation practice.


Our Alternative Dispute Resolution attorneys appreciate the practical realities of mediation and the enormous potential to provide custom mediated answers.

Our business-focused priorities allow us to bring the skills needed to effectively manage Alternative Dispute Resolution across a wide variety of industries, and vertically through our other practice areas. Our Coats Rose Alternative Dispute Resolution attorneys have participated in mediation involving construction litigation, environmental, real estate, defamation, condominium transition, insurance coverage, matrimonial and a wide range of general commercial matters.

Banking Practice Area:

The Coats Rose banking practice groups represent a wide variety of lending institutions. Our clients include several of the world’s largest banks, numerous medium-size banks, small community banks, finance and mortgage companies, retailers, credit unions and thrift institutions.

Our clients include several of the world’s largest banks. We invite you to join their ranks.

Our practice groups fall into five distinct, but complementary, categories:

  • Commercial Lending and Real Estate
  • Credit Enhancement
  • Bank Regulatory Matters
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Payment Products and Systems

Coats Rose lawyers from all of our banking practice groups work together to meet our banking clients’ legal needs. Representative of the types of commercial credit transactions we regularly handle include syndicated bank credits, asset-based lending transactions, real estate lending and REITs, agribusiness lending, debtor-in-possession financing, asset securitizations, and letters of credit and other credit enhancement transactions.

Coats Rose ADR attorneys also represent banks and other financial institutions with respect to a broad spectrum of consumer-related financial products and services, cash management, payment systems and technology, bank mergers and acquisitions, and all types of bank regulatory and compliance activities.

Coats Rose attorneys are named in the 2013 Best Lawyers list for their work in arbitration, mediation, and collaborative law.