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

Real Estate Law

The attorneys of Coats Rose know Real Estate is about more than just location. Serving Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and New Orleans with a diverse expertise, our attorneys have handled every type of project, from office buildings, hotels, shopping centers and mixed-use developments to energy plants, industrial and research complexes, warehouses, senior housing facilities, planned communities, and multi-family residential projects.

Developments Begin With Our Real Estate Lawyers

Our objective is to help our clients navigate the complexities of evaluating acquisition or disposal of facilities, leasing space for headquarters or other operations, and financing.

We are proud to count among our clients: local, national and international developers, institutional lenders and investors, REIT developers, homebuilders, corporations, property management companies, mortgage firms and other traditional and non-traditional sponsors of real estate interests in both the public and private sector.

Areas of Practice

  • Environmental Law
  • Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Development
  • Financing
  • Leasing
  • Brokerage
  • Lending

Recent Accomplishments:
Represented a client in the acquisition of the 2,000 acre Camp Strake property in Montgomery County, Texas, including performing due diligence on the property and helping the client resolve several key title issues.

Represented ExxonMobil in the acquisition of new 385 acre campus in the Houston area.

Worked on numerous large acreage sales and purchases in the greater Houston area, including negotiating numerous development agreements as well as guiding clients through various permit and approval processes.

Represent numerous master-planned communities on an on-going basis, including the development of single-family residential tracts as well as the sale and leasing of various commercial properties.