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.  We take great pride in the depth and diversity of our practice in public finance.  Our attorneys bring forward momentum to cities and other public entities seeking to expand or improve development or service. We do this by providing counsel across the full range of critical issues, anticipating obstacles, and finding resolution.

Our Public Finance attorneys create and represent special districts used for the financing, construction and operation of public infrastructure to serve land development projects throughout the State of Texas. In fact, the Firm currently represents more than 150 special-purpose districts.

Coats Rose acts as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel for public sector clients on a regular basis.  We are very proud to say that our attorneys have provided the requisite legal opinions for the sale of over $10,000,000,000 in tax-exempt bonds, issued to finance public infrastructure on behalf of our special district clients, cities, sports authorities and toll road authorities.  We have successfully negotiated strategic partnership agreements (SPAs) and multiple other agreements between municipal utility districts and cities and counties throughout the State of Texas.

Our public finance practice includes representation of special-purpose districts, such as municipal utility districts, water control and improvement districts, fresh water supply districts, municipal management districts, public improvement districts, road improvement districts, water supply corporations and tax-increment reinvestment zones.  We represent clients before administrative agencies such as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and the Texas Water Development Board.



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


16000 North Dallas Parkway
Suite 350
Dallas, Texas 75248
Phone: 972.788.1600
Fax: 972.702.0662


Terrace 2
2700 Via Fortuna, Suite 350
Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: 512.469.7987
Fax: 512.469.9408


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