Wealth Preservation Planning

    Our Wealth Preservation Planning lawyers focus on the preservation of private wealth for individuals and their related entities, both in and outside of the United States. We advise on preservation techniques that result in a lower incidence of US income and estate taxation and protect private wealth from third party claimants.

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      Wealth Transfer Planning

      Offering clients a full range of estate planning and estate administration legal services from relatively simple wills to the most expansive planning for large estates, the lawyers in our Wealth Transfer Planning group have extensive estate planning experience and knowledge in the context of traditional family planning situations as well as in family situations involving multiple marriages, children by different marriages, and same-sex marriages.

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        Tax

        The lawyers in our Tax group each have a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation and work with clients to creatively design and implement structures for effecting business or family planning transactions with an emphasis on minimizing the incidence of income, estate and gift taxation.

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          Title Insurance

          We have operated an office of Chicago Title Insurance Company at the Firm since 1991. We have several licensed escrow officers and handle all types of commercial and residential transactions, including purchases, sales, refinances (including home equity and cash out financings), single family home developments and new construction.

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            Securities

            Our lawyers have experience in representing public corporations and other publically registered entities, as well as directors of public corporations. Our securities practice includes 1933 Act work (public and private offerings) and 1934 Act filings (e.g. annual and quarterly reports, proxy statements, 8K and 13D filings).

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              Mergers and Acquistions

              We have extensive experience in handling mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, consolidations, corporate reorganizations, reverse triangular mergers and similar transactions with public and private corporations. These transactions have been in multiple industries and business sectors through the years and have encompassed buyouts of sellers, and structures involving sellers receiving and retaining public and private equity shares, continuing employment with the buyers, or exiting the businesses and entering into non-competition agreements.

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                Finance

                Our lawyers have experience in dealing with financial institutions from both sides of the table, lenders, and borrowers. We offer counsel in all levels of borrowing and lending from financial institutions and banks, beginning with negotiating the loan commitment, preparing loan documentation, producing and reviewing due diligence information, meeting lending requirements, providing opinion letters and closing the financing transaction.

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                  Corporate and Business Law

                  Entities and Structuring

                  We offer a full spectrum of business legal services for those individuals or companies investing in real estate and other commercial businesses. We counsel on organizational structuring, including the recommended form of entity, (e.g. corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, trusts and other entities).

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                    Intellectual Property

                    Many entrepreneurs find that the most valuable assets of their business have not been adequately protected from potential third party competition and/or infringement. We prepare trademark and copyright applications and seek federal and state registrations of trademarks, service marks and copyrights.

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                      Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring

                      Distressed situations and business reorganizations require lawyers with knowledge and experience to handle the tough issues that will arise and find real solutions. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing clients (both individuals and entities) in reorganization proceedings and informal debt restructurings across a wide range of industries, including real estate, manufacturing, oil and gas, retail, wholesale, construction, technology, telecommunication, healthcare and transportation.

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                        Products Liability

                        Coats Rose lawyers litigate a range of product liability claims, including those involving auto defects and product defects.  Under product liability law, product defects can include design defects that result from flaws in the design of a product, manufacturing defects that occur during the fabrication of a product, and marketing defects that happen when a product is made available to consumers.

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                          Oil, Gas and Energy

                          Coats Rose energy practice attorneys handle a broad range of matters involving oil, gas, and alternative energy, providing clients with expertise in both transactional matters and litigation.

                          In the oil and gas industry, there simply isn’t room for amateurs.

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                            Commercial Litigation

                            When a client is facing complex commercial litigation issues that affect stock price, reputation or future profitability it is important to choose the right legal team to stand behind you. In our role as legal counsel, we take pride in developing a deep understanding of our client’s unique business and legal objectives.

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                              Alternative Dispute Resolution

                              Our Dispute Resolution practice group is comprised of lawyers skilled in providing mediation and arbitration services in a customized and efficient manner.

                              We provide experienced mediators and arbitrators that are trained and certified for alternative dispute resolution, to assist in resolving construction, business, personal injury, real estate and insurance coverage disputes throughout Texas and Louisiana.

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                                Public Finance

                                 

                                The engines of growth are always turning, building our society, our cities and our economies. The public sector enables and supports that growth, and that’s why Coats Rose has made the public sector a specialty of our practice. 

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                                  Real Estate

                                   

                                  Our Real Estate lawyers know that real estate is about more than just location. Serving Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and New Orleans with a diverse expertise, our attorneys have handled every type of project, from office buildings, hotels, shopping centers and mixed-use developments to energy plants, industrial and research complexes, warehouses, senior housing facilities, planned communities, and multi-family residential projects.

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                                    Litigation

                                    Our clients’ goals and needs are paramount. In our role as legal counsel, we take pride in developing a deep understanding of our client’s unique business and legal objectives. In the event litigation becomes necessary to reach those objectives, we are at the ready.

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                                      Insurance

                                      In today’s complicated business environment complex issues are continually raised regarding the application of insurance policies to the unique claims presented against insureds.

                                      Coats Rose believes its long history of litigating and arbitrating these issues on behalf of insureds and insurance companies brings a unique history of knowledge and experience to its clients.

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                                        Government Relations

                                         

                                        Our Government Relations practice group is well-versed in virtually all aspects of state and local lobbying for real estate development, including particularly, the creation of special purpose districts and the enhancement of their powers. We protect our client’s business interests and promote their concerns before legislative and regulatory decision makers.

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                                          Construction and Surety

                                          In the construction industry, thorough planning is a key component of success. But even the best laid plans can be delayed by unforeseen obstacles or frustrated by disagreements, leading to a failure to meet the parties’ financial and schedule expectations.

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                                          Locations

                                          Houston

                                          9 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 1000
                                          Houston, Texas 77046
                                          Phone: 713.651.0111
                                          Fax: 713.651.0220
                                          Toll Free: 800.535.2701

                                          Dallas

                                          14755 Preston Road
                                          Suite 600
                                          Dallas, Texas 75254
                                          Phone: 972.788.1600
                                          Fax: 972.702.0662

                                          Austin

                                          901 South Mopac Expressway
                                          Bldg. 1, Ste. 500
                                          Austin, Texas 78746
                                          Phone: 512.469.7987
                                          Fax: 512.469.9408
                                          Toll Free: 855.679.6763

                                           

                                          San Antonio

                                          1020 Northeast Loop 410, Ste. 800
                                          San Antonio, Texas 78209
                                          Phone: 210.224.7098
                                          Fax: 210.212.5698
                                          Toll Free: 800.862.5079

                                          New Orleans

                                          365 Canal Street, Ste. 800
                                          New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
                                          Phone: 504.299.3070
                                          Fax: 504.299.3071
                                          Toll Free: 888.435.8214

                                          Cincinnati

                                          PNC Center
                                          201 E. 5th Street, Suite 1810
                                          Cincinnati, OH 45202
                                          Phone: 513.830.0261
                                          Fax: 513.672.0381