Coats Rose Attorneys Close Deal on 375 Million Dollar Harris County Toll Road Authority Refunding

Houston, TX November 7, 2012 – Dwight Jefferson and Timothy G. Green of Coats Rose law firm represented the underwriters in a transaction for the Harris County Toll Road Authority to refinance $375,000,000 of Toll Road Revenue Bonds.

“The financing allows the Authority to take advantage of the current low interest rates to reduce its long term borrowing costs, saving taxpayer dollars,” says attorney Tim Green.

Tim Green specializes in the creation of special purpose districts throughout Texas, particularly in the Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth areas.  He has been involved in the development of thousands of acres of land for residential and commercial purposes, and the issuance of over $5.0 billion of tax-exempt bonds for the financing of public infrastructure.  In addition to his representation of special purpose districts, Green represents land developers, land-owners, and homebuilders.

Judge Dwight Jefferson is Of Counsel with Coats Rose and a retired State District Judge (215th District Court of Harris County, Texas).  He has over 25 years of litigation experience, beginning as an in-house counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.  Judge Jefferson has been a certified mediator since 1997, and an American Arbitration Association approved arbitrator since 2006.  The Judge currently holds an AV Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  This is his second tenure with Coats Rose, having been a litigation associate and Director from 1988, until his appointment to the bench by then Governor George W. Bush in 1995.

Coats Rose is a business transaction and litigation law firm based in Houston, Texas. For more than 25 years, Coats Rose attorneys have worked with clients in construction/surety law, real estate law, commercial litigation of all types, municipal law, public finance, affordable housing, insurance law, labor and employment law, and governmental relations. Coats Rose is comprised of over 90 attorneys, with offices in Houston, Clear Lake, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and New Orleans.

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