Previous Events

Wolffest 2017 – Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at The University of Houston

Start date: April 4, 2017

End date: April 6, 2017

Location: University of Houston

Coats Rose is a sponsor of this event.


IADC and FDCC Joint Law Firm Management Conference

Date: April 7, 2017

Location: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

“The 22nd Century Law Firm – Closer Than We Think?” co-presented by Elizabeth Hacker Ryan, panelist

As we peer into the future, with technology advancing faster than our firms can keep up with, what will be some of the issues and challenges that face our firms in the near and not so near future? This panel will address the following issues that are already confronting us and will take on greater importance and relevance in the  months and years ahead.

  • Advances  in  technology  which  will  cause  law  firms  to  transfer  more  of their  work  to  counsel  abroad  (such  as  India  or  China)  or  to  non-lawyers  or computers.
  • How third party vendors, such as Legal Zoom and other inexpensive legal providers, will cause firms to redefine themselves and their practice.
  • The use of artificial intelligence to develop case strategy, write briefs, and prepare for trial.
  • The advent of virtual law firms where in the interest of saving money for rent and related fees, more and more, attorneys will be working from home or at their local Starbucks.
  • The role paralegals, legal assistants, and law clerks will play in the firm of the future.


2017 Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH) Annual Conference

Start date: April 18, 2017

End date: April 20, 2017

Location: Hyatt Regency Dallas

Coats Rose is a sponsor of the conference.


2017 ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Annual Meeting

Date: May 25, 2017

Location: Washington, D.C.

Scott Marks spoke on “Traps for the Unwary: Challenges and Solutions in LIHTC Transactions.”


CREW Houston – June 7th luncheon

Date: June 7, 2017

Location: Houston, Texas

Stephanie Harrison will present on the panel, “Anatomy of a Deal 2017.

The San Antonio Chapter of the Associated General Contractors – Outstanding Construction Awards Luncheon

Date: June 12, 2017

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Coats Rose is a sponsor of this event.

International Association of Defense Council (IADC) Annual Meeting

Date: July 12, 2017

Location: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Elizabeth H. Ryan will present on the International Committee Panel, “Legal Earthquake in France: The Incorporation of the “Imprevision” Doctrine in the French Civil Code and a Reason to Revisit the Worldwide Concept of “Hardship””

2017 Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers (TAAHP) Annual Conference

Start date: July 24, 2017

End date: July 26, 2017

Location: Austin, Texas

“Expanding Public & Private Partnerships Critical Information on Resources available to PHA’s, PFC’s, HFC’s and Developers,” Barry J. Palmer, Moderator.

“Fair Housing,” Scott A. Marks, Panelist

AIA/AGC San Antonio Joint Membership Luncheon

Date: August 28, 2017

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Coats Rose is proud to sponsor this membership luncheon.

Austin Professional Landmen’s Association (APLA)

Date: September 8, 2017

Location: Austin, Texas

September APLA Luncheon

County Line BBQ on The Hill
6500 W. Bee Cave Rd., Austin, Texas 78746

Roger Scales will present “Lien Foreclosure and Oil and Gas Leases: The New Law in Texas.”

24th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Conference Co-Hosted by Leo Dauwer and Housing and Development Law Institute (HDLI)

Start date: September 14, 2017

End date: September 15, 2017

Location: New York

Mattye Gouldsby Jones will present on two topics “Lessons Learned From Today’s Headlines” and “2017 Commissioners Conference Ethics Scenarios.”

Mediation Arbitration Professional Systems, Inc.

Date: September 14, 2017

Location: Metarie, Louisiana

Metairie Full Day CE/CLE


Elizabeth H. Ryan will present on “Ethics.”


A Family Wealth Strategies Event

Date: September 27, 2017

Location: Gleneagles Country Club - Plano, Texas

Sol Reifer will present at “A Family Wealth Strategies Event,” a complimentary dinner and workshop to discuss how to build wealth, the protecting of wealth and the transferring of wealth.

Register and More Info: Kirsten Kownslar, 972.208.5688 (office) or

2017 LAAHP (Louisiana Association of Affordable Housing Providers) Annual Conference

Date: October 4, 2017

Location: Hilton Garden Inn - New Orleans, LA

Coats Rose is a Gold sponsor of the conference.

Novogradac 2017 Credit and Bond Financing for Affordable Housing Conference

Date: October 6, 2017

Location: New Orleans

Kelly Longwell will be a panelist speaking on “Responding to Natural Disasters.”  This will include will information on IRS provisions to allow LIHTC and tax-exempt bond-financed housing to be used to provide housing in disaster areas, as well as carryover allocations and recapture relief in affected areas. Hear affordable housing lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy and others and how to advocate for effective responses to such tragedies, including recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as ideas to help when the next disaster hits.

Alysse Hollis will be a panelist discussing “Bond Closings.”  This will touch on how to succeed in recording the bond proceeds, establishing the required trust accounts and see to the capitalization of interest expense and income in arriving at a successful finish.

HDLI Fall Legal Conference

Date: October 28, 2017

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

“Stay Out of Hot Water! – Key Strategies for Commissioners and Executive Directors to Avoid Personal Liability,” Mattye Gouldsby Jones, Panelist.

Mediation Arbitration Professional Systems, Inc. (MAPS)

Date: November 9, 2017

Location: Metarie, Louisiana

Elizabeth Hacker Ryan will present on ethics.

One 2nd Floor Conference Room
3900 N. Causeway Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002

AHF Live! The Affordable Housing Developers Summit

Start date: November 14, 2017

End date: November 16, 2017

Location: Hyatt Regency - Chicago, IL

Coats Rose is a sponsor of the conference.

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