HOUSTON – Jan. 17, 2017 – Coats Rose, P.C., a leading business transaction and litigation law firm, is proud to announce that director Richard L. (Rick) Reed received board-certification in the area of construction law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS).
“This program is important for the public and for attorneys in our state,” said David Dickson, chairman of the TBLS Board of Directors. “We’re focused on enhancing the quality of legal representation in an increasingly competitive marketplace. I’ve been involved with this program for more than 30 years and I am continually impressed with TBLS members’ accomplishments.”
Board certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 22 specific areas of law. In fact, less than eight percent of all attorneys licensed to practice in the State of Texas are Board Certified. Board-certified attorneys must be licensed for at least five years, devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years, attend continuing education seminars, pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges, and pass a six-hour written examination. This was the first year the Construction Law Board Certification exam was offered and Coats Rose was among the very first group of attorneys to take the exam.
About Coats Rose, P.C.
Coats Rose is a transactional and litigation law firm focused on development: the development of real estate, affordable housing, special purpose districts, business and private wealth. We provide legal counsel to businesses, governmental entities corporate and high-net worth clients across the U.S. and internationally. For over 30 years, the firm has leveraged its vast legal experience to fulfill clients’ needs spanning real estate law, affordable housing and community development, public finance, construction and surety law, commercial litigation, government relations, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, tax, wealth planning and preservation. In addition to its headquarters in Houston, Coats Rose has offices in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, New Orleans and Cincinnati. Learn more at www.coatsrose.com.