Coats Rose Elevates Two Attorneys to Director

F. Christopher WoottenHOUSTON – January 30, 2020 – Coats Rose, P.C., a transactional and litigation law firm focused on development, announces the promotions of two lawyers to director, S. Shannon Davis Hunter and F. Christopher Wootten, from the firm’s Houston and New Orleans office, respectively.  Both Hunter and Wootten are in the firm’s Affordable Housing and Community Development practice, one of the largest legal practices in the country focused on the affordable housing industry.

“We congratulate these accomplished lawyers on their exceptional client service professional growth,” said Richard L. Rose, Managing Director and President of the firm.  “These promotions are further evidence of our commitment to growth in our key areas of strength.”

Hunter, a member of the Affordable Housing and Community Development practice 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.

Wootten, a member of the Affordable Housing and Community Development practice in New Orleans, represents commercial lenders, SBA licensed Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs), Community Development Entities (CDEs), tax credit investors, non-profit corporations, business owners and developers on various transactions involving commercial finance, government incentives, public private partnerships and real estate development.

 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



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