Coats Rose Elevates Four Attorneys: Three to Director and One to Of Counsel

HOUSTON – February 5, 2019 – Coats Rose, P.C., a transactional and litigation law firm focused on development, announces the promotions of four lawyers, three to director and one to of counsel, from the firm’s Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio offices.  Molly Durbin, Andrea Hope J. Steel and Matthew R. Talley have been elected as directors, and S. Shannon Davis Hunter has been elected of counsel.  This is the largest attorney class promotion for the firm in four years.

“We congratulate this accomplished, diverse group of lawyers and welcome them as directors and of counsel,” said Richard L. Rose, Managing Director and President of the firm.  “These promotions are a testament to the lawyers’ exceptional client service and professional growth.”

Durbin, a member of the real estate and business practice groups in Dallas, represents clients in the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of real property, entity formations and governance documentation, acquisitions, dispositions, and other contract negotiations. Durbin also represents landlords and tenants in lease preparation and negotiations.

Steel, a member of the Affordable Housing and Community Development practice in Houston, represents public housing authorities and both for-profit and non-profit developers primarily in affordable housing developments utilizing The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (“HUD”) Rental Assistance Demonstration program, the Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Tax Credit Assistance Program and the Exchange program.

Talley, a member of the construction/surety and litigation practice groups located in both Austin and San Antonio, represents public entities and private companies in transactional and litigation matters, including developing and negotiating construction contracts, professional services agreements, subcontracts, purchase orders, and employment agreements and counseling in the areas of contractual insurance requirements and coverage disputes. Talley also works with public and private owners, sureties, engineering firms, general contractors and subcontractors in developing and implementing strategies for managing and resolving complex construction and civil litigation matters in state court and arbitration.

Hunter, a member of the Affordable Housing and Community Development practice group in Houston, represents public housing authorities, housing developers (both for- and non-profit), syndicators, and investors with leveraging various products, including HOPE VI funds, low-income housing tax credits, private activity tax-exempt bonds, investment syndications and conventional loans, to finance their projects.

 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 extensive legal experience of its attorneys to fulfill client needs spanning real estate law, affordable housing and community development, public finance, construction/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.

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