Mattye Gouldsby Jones will moderate the panel, “RAD Evolution – Tools for an Easier, Faster and Better RAD transaction,” at the 2019 Texas Housing Conference in Austin, Texas. Experts will discuss RAD evolution from the perspective of those who approve and finance RAD transactions. Attendees will learn from industry leaders about ways to realize an easier, faster, and better RAD deal. Topics include efficiencies in development; underwriting from debt and equity partners; application of HUD tools; and pitfalls to avoid.
Bill Walter will be a panelist, discussing “Whose House is it Anyway? Property Tax Issues Related to Affordable Housing” at the 2019 Texas Housing Conference, produced by the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers (TAAHP). The panel will discuss tried and true deal structures to achieve property tax exemptions, as well as state law and other guidance that affects the valuation of affordable housing developments. Panelists will bring a wide range of perspectives on this important area of law that greatly affects ongoing property operations, and will cover legislative efforts undertaken to bring greater clarity and consistency to property valuation.
Barry J. Palmer will serve as moderator of the panel, “RAD Conversion Workshop for Housing Authorities & Cities,” at the 2019 Texas Housing Conference with panelists Gerald Chicon with Housing Authority of the City of El Paso, Ann Gass with Austin Affordable Housing Corporation, Mary-Margaret Lemons with Fort Worth Housing Solutions, and Antonio Williams, Housing Authority of Texarkana. The panel will present case studies of how RAD transactions have been financed and the key challenges encountered in combining the RAD program with HUD and the Tax Credit Program with TDHCA.
Kelly Longwell is a panelist on the “Leveraging Low Income Housing Tax Credits” panel, along with Holly Knight with BCG Advantage, LLC and moderator Dannie Walker. on Monday, June 24, 2019.
Elizabeth Haecker Ryan will moderate the panel “Ensuring That #METOO is Not You Too: Defending a #MeToo Claim, Including Practical Tips for Clients.”
The legal industry is not immune to the #MeToo movement as the country witnessed in last year’s Supreme Court hearings. This panel will discuss ways to prepare a defense of a #MeToo claim against a lawyer including how to approach a claimant as well as how to present a defense to a jury. The panel will also discuss practical ways law firms and lawyers can establish standards and policies to prevent #MeToo claims in the future but do not limit women and men from working together.
Moderator: Elizabeth Haecker Ryan, Coats Rose, New Orleans, LA
Speakers: Cynthia A. Carter, Berkley Select, Chicago, IL; Lisa Lupion, Orrick, New York, NY; Peter J. Woo, Goldberg Segalla, Los Angeles, CA
Mattye Gouldsby Jones will serve as a panelist on the “Anatomy of a Legal Opinion and the Ethical Implications Involved,” panel at the ABA Forum.
The panelists will present a breakdown of the typical topics addressed in a legal opinions and, for each section, as deals become increasingly more complex, the considerations and best practices for complying with ABA Model Rules 1.1, 1.7, 3.1, and 4.1; AICPA SSTS No. 1(5)(a) and No. 7; Circular 230 Section 10.34 and 10.37 and ABA Formal Opinion Number 314.
Coats Rose is an exhibitor at the 2019 Spring Ohio Housing Authorities Conference.
Coats Rose is proud to sponsor the Girls Inc. of Greater Houston 2019 Strong, Smart and Bold Celebration Breakfast.
Coats Rose Director, Kelly Longwell, will be a feature panel moderator at the Texas Real Estate Opportunity Zones presentedby RED News. The “Legal and Accounting Considerations” panel will explore:
- What is the timing involved in an Opportunity Zone deal?
- How does this compare to 1031
- Can I still do a 1031 exchange?
- 70/30 “substantially all” test
- Governing documents of Opportunity Fund
- Risk Factors to consider
- Opportunity Zone Due Diligence and Representations
- Legal timeline and Exit Strategies
Kelly Longwell served as panel moderator, “How Being Engaged Contributes to Your Career,” where she and the panelists shared how being involved in their community, professional organizations, and within the workplace has contributed to their success.
Coats Rose is a proud sponsor of the 3rd Annual Chef Fest, a Harvest Green event.
Coats Rose is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the “Housing + Equitable Communities: Building with Purpose” program, hosted by Housing Works Austin and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Coats Rose is proud to sponsor the San Antonio Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) General Membership and Installation of Directors Luncheon on Monday, January 14, 2019 at San Antonio Zoo in “The Beastro.”
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
3903 N. St. Mary’s St.
Barry Palmer will speak on “Adding LIHTC to the RAD Process/Financing Your RAD Development.” About half of RAD conversions are financed through low-income housing tax credit equity and this panel explains how you can use credits. Learn the benefits and hurdles involved in using LIHTCs and best practices for PHAs that do so.
Kelly Longwell will speak on “Opportunity Zones & RAD Conversions.” The opportunity zones (OZ) incentive was part of tax reform at the end of 2017 and provides another tool to help RAD conversions located in OZs. Hear how the incentive works and how it can help fund your conversion.
The conference will be held on January 10-11, 2019 in Miami, Beach, Florida. For more information: http://bit.ly/2QmJEjh
Coats Rose is proud to sponsor the 2018 Tavola Reindeer Run benefitting the New Caney ISD Education Foundation
Coats Rose is proud to be working with the Alexandria Housing Authority as developer counsel on the enhancement and new construction of 384 units at Royal Cambridge Homes, the largest affordable housing rehabilitation ever for the housing authority.
A ground breaking ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 29 at 10:30 AM at 2555 Loblolly Lane, Alexandria, LA.
Roger Scales will present “Cessation of Production,” at the November 13 Permian Basin Landmen’s Association (“PBLA”) lunch meeting.
Coats Rose is a sponsor and exhibitor at this affordable housing finance conference. The conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois at the Hyatt Regency, November 12-14, 2018
For more information: http://bit.ly/AHF-Live-2018
Ben Aderholt will speak “Proving Damages by Expert in Construction Cases” at the 4th Annual Southeast Construction Defect & Dispute Conference to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana at Loyola University College of Law on Friday, October 12, 2018.
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