Lateral Attorneys

Real Estate/Real Estate Development/Public Finance Associate

Coats Rose is a mid-sized transaction and litigation firm focused on development: the development of real estate, affordable housing, and the utilization of special purpose districts to finance development.  For over 30 years, the firm has provided legal counsel to individuals, businesses, governmental entities, corporate and high-net worth clients across the U.S. and internationally. The firm was recently named to the 2020 Best Law Firms list by Best Lawyers and US News & World Report and was named as a Leading Law Firm by Chambers USA.

Our rapidly growing real estate/real estate development and public finance practice group is currently seeking one (1) candidate for an Associate position.  This position is located in our Dallas office.

Responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Representation of land owner/developers in the creation of special purpose districts (“Districts”) and public improvement districts (“PIDs”);
  • Representation of landowner/developers in front of cities, counties, administrative agencies, legislative bodies, and other relevant entities;
  • Representation of municipal utility and other special purpose Districts as general counsel and/or bond counsel;
  • Administration of Districts to include:
    • Drafting of documents pertinent to the organization and management of such Districts;
    • Attending District Board of Directors (“Board”) meetings;
    • Ensuring proper legal procedures are followed at Board meetings;
    • Advising Boards of updates to relevant rules administrative and legislation.

Job Requirements:

  • J.D. from ABA accredited law school;
  • Currently licensed to practice law in Texas;
  • Minimum of 2 years of substantive legal experience in the areas of real estate development and/or land use;
  • Experience with Districts, PIDS, land use, TIRZ and 380 economic incentives.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Please email cover letter and resume to and reference “Public Finance/MUD Associate” in the subject line.



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