Coats Rose Expands National Affordable Housing and Community Development Practice

HOUSTON – August 10, 2021 – Coats Rose, P.C., a transactional and litigation law firm focused on development, is pleased to announce the addition of Lane Johnson to its national affordable housing and community development practice.  She joins the Houston office as associate.

“Lane is an outstanding addition to our affordable housing practice and our firm,” said Barry J. Palmer, head of the firm’s affordable housing and community development practice. “She adds to our breadth and strength in affordable housing development, which allows us to provide more resources to our clients across the country.”

Johnson has experience in representing for-profit and non-profit developers in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) transactions with tax-exempt bond financing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) conversions, HUD 221 (D)(3) and (4) loans and HOME financing components. She also has experience in in environmental and energy litigation. Prior to joining Coats Rose, Johnson represented the Sierra Club in Washington, D.C., as outside counsel in administrative and judicial proceedings, including settlement negotiations, primarily in the Southeast. She is licensed to practice in Georgia and Maryland. She is in process to be licensed for Texas.

With 20 lawyers, the firm’s Affordable Housing and Community Development practice group is one of the largest legal practices dedicated specifically to affordable housing development in the country providing in-depth knowledge and experience regarding the legal issues faced by developers, lenders, owners and operators of public and private commercial real estate.  The firm’s affordable housing lawyers provide comprehensive solutions for clients seeking debt and equity financing from federal, state and local governments, federal and state agencies, banks and other lending institutions, the public markets and private investors.

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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