HOUSTON – March 2, 2020 – Coats Rose, P.C., a transactional and litigation law firm focused on development, is pleased to announce the addition of five attorneys in its Houston, Austin, Dallas and New Orleans offices, bolstering the firm’s real estate, public finance, and affordable housing and community development practices. Brandon Collins and Taheera Randolph join the Houston office as associates in the real estate and affordable housing and community development practice groups, respectively, in the Houston office. Evan Janc joins the firm’s Dallas office as an associate in the public finance practice, Melanie Cogburn joins the Austin office as an of counsel in the real estate practice, and Sarah Yednock joins the New Orleans office as an associate in the real estate and affordable housing and community development practice group.
“Brandon, Taheera, Evan, Melanie, and Sarah are outstanding additions to our firm,” said Richard L. Rose, managing partner. “They each add to the firm’s breadth and strength, which allows us to provide more resources to our clients and expand our service offerings.”
Cogburn is of counsel in the Austin office. Her practice is focused on general business and real estate litigation, including disputes related to real property and real estate transactions, “business divorce,” agent/broker liability, commercial leasing, construction defects, land use, code enforcement, breach of contract, insurance bad faith, DTPA, breach of fiduciary duty, copyright and trademark infringement, theft of trade secrets, and representation of creditors in bankruptcy. She also serves as outside general counsel to clients, negotiating agreements and providing risk management.
Collins is an associate whose practice focuses on commercial and residential real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, and leases, and real estate development, including restrictive covenant declarations and easement creation, interpretation and enforcement. He has both a lender and borrower’s perspective on performing and managing commercial and residential real estate transactions. He regularly advises clients on contractual matters, financing, leasing, title, 1031 tax-free exchanges, mortgage licensing requirements, mortgage servicing compliance, and restrictive covenant issues affecting real estate
Janc has a practice focused on public finance and real estate law, including the creation and administration of special purpose districts throughout Texas, particularly in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He represents clients before various governmental entities, including the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, cities, counties, and various regional service providers.
Randolph has a practice focused on affordable housing, and her experience includes drafting high-stakes legislation for state legislators involving the regulation of real estate transactions, agencies, and personnel; the production and regulation of hemp; banking and finance regulation; corporate governance; state and local government contracting and procurement; data privacy and cybersecurity; state and local pension systems; and state water regulation, including the creation of various types of water districts.
Yednock is an associate with a practice centered on general corporate matters, commercial finance and real estate finance. She has experience with a variety of government financing incentives used in commercial transactions, including opportunity zones, state and federal new markets tax credits, state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits and low-income housing tax credits.
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.