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Coats Rose Elevates Two Attorneys to Director

F. Christopher WoottenHOUSTON – January 30, 2020 – Coats Rose, P.C., a transactional and litigation law firm focused on development, announces the promotions of two lawyers to director, S. Shannon Davis Hunter and F. Christopher Wootten, from the firm’s Houston and New Orleans office, respectively. 

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Three Coats Rose Attorneys Named to the 2020 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists Published by Thomson Reuters

F. Christopher WoottenMegan C. RiessHOUSTON – Dec. 26, 2019 – Coats Rose, P.C., a leading business transaction and litigation law firm, is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Haecker Ryan* was selected to the 2020 Louisiana Super Lawyers® list in the area of Class Action/Mass Torts.

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Austin Office New Location – Effective December 9, 2019

AUSTIN – December 9, 2019 – Effective today, our Austin office has moved to a new location. All correspondence should be addressed to the new address: Terrace 2, 2700 Via Fortuna, Suite 350, Austin, Texas 78746.  Directions to the office and to visitor parking for the building are included below:

DIRECTIONS TO THE AUSTIN OFFICE

Traveling Southbound on MoPac (Loop 1):

Exit Capital of Texas Highway 360 North
Stay in left lane on frontage road and take MoPac (North Loop 1) turn-around before intersection/stoplight at 360
After turn-around, travel north on frontage road and move over quickly to right lane
Turn right at Tuscan Terrace, which is the first entrance into The Terrace Complex
Make a left turn onto Via Fortuna
Make your second left turn into the Terrace 2 parking lot/garage
Coats Rose is located in the Terrace 2 Building, Suite 350

Traveling Northbound on MoPac (Loop 1):

Exit Capital of Texas Highway 360
Proceed through stop light at 360 and move to farthest right lane of frontage road
Turn right at Tuscan Terrace, which is the first entrance into The Terrace
Turn right at Tuscan Terrace, which is the first entrance into The Terrace Complex
Make a left turn onto Via Fortuna
Make your second left turn into the Terrace 2 parking lot/garage
Coats Rose is located in the Terrace 2 Building, Suite 350

Traveling Eastbound on Capital of Texas Highway 360 from Barton Creek Mall:

At stoplight on far side of MoPac (Loop 1), turn left onto frontage road
Travel north on MoPac frontage road and move over quickly to right lane
Turn right at Tuscan Terrace, which is the first entrance into The Terrace Complex
Make a left turn onto Via Fortuna
Make your second left turn into the Terrace 2 parking lot/garage
Coats Rose is located in the Terrace 2 Building, Suite 350

Traveling Westbound on Capital of Texas Highway 360 from US 290/Ben White Blvd:

Turn right onto MoPac (Loop 1) northbound frontage road and stay in right lane.

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Keith Short Recognized as 2019 Pathlighter Award Honoree by Houston Achievement Place

December 6, 2019 – HOUSTON – Coats Rose of counsel Keith Short was honored by the Houston Achievement Place (HAP) as the 2019 Pathlighter Award Honoree in recognition for his generosity and service in leadership to the Houston community.

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Coats Rose Supports Annual Houston Young Lawyers Foundation’s Adopt an Angel Program

Coats Rose Supports Annual HYLA Adopt an Angel ProgramHOUSTON – December 4, 2019 – Coats Rose attorneys and staff fulfilled wish lists of Houston-area children in need this year by donating toys, bikes, clothes and books for the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation’s (HYLF) annual Adopt an Angel program.

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Coats Rose Represents Residential Developer in the Creation of a Public Improvement District in Tomball, Texas

HOUSTON – NOVEMBER 26, 2019 – Coats Rose attorney Tim Green represented the developer in the creation of a 107-acre public improvement district (“PID”) in Tomball, Texas. The PID was created for the purpose of financing public infrastructure to a serve single-family residential development.

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Coats Rose Affordable Housing Group Serves as Lead Counsel to Navigate the Revitalization of the Historic Hotel Grim in a Groundbreaking Adaptive Reuse Transaction Utilizing a Combination of State and Federal Historic Tax Credits, City Funds, State Multifamily Direct Loan, and LIHTC

HOUSTON – November 13, 2019 – Coats Rose Affordable Housing and Community Development attorneys represented the Housing Authority of the City of Texarkana, Texas (“HATT”) as Mattye Gouldsby Jones, Kelly Longwell, and Paige Mebane on the partnership and Bill Walter and Ron Bell as bond counselpartnership and bond counsel on the closing of a transaction which will revitalize and redevelop the historic Hotel Grim in downtown Texarkana, Texas. 

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Coats Rose Achieves National and Metorpolitan Rankings in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” Survey by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®

HOUSTON – Nov. 1, 2019 – Coats Rose, P.C., a business transaction and litigation law firm headquartered in Houston, has been recognized in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” survey by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for national and metropolitan rankings across its offices in Houston, Cincinnati, San Antonio, Austin, and New Orleans.

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Texas Medical Marijuana: “Incurable Neurodegenerative Disease”

Author: Andrea Steel

There is still time to submit written comments to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to designate “Incurable Neurodegenerative Diseases” which will qualify for medical marijuana in Texas.

The 2019 Texas Legislature, through H.B.

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TX Health Dept. Holds Public Hearing on Consumable Hemp Products

Author: Andrea Steel

In preparation of the formal rule-making process implementing HB 1325 which will begin soon, the Texas Department of State Health Services (the “Department”) held a public hearing yesterday to take comments relating to consumable hemp products (a video of the full hearing can be found here).

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Dispensary License in Texas

Author: Andrea Steel

******UPDATE******

10/10/2019

In an unanticipated turn of events, yesterday DPS abruptly suspended the application period for dispensing organizations, providing only a generic email stating “[t]he department will review the program and the need for any additional licenses again in the coming months.”  It also took down from its site any indications that the acceptance period had ever opened.  

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Aderholt Pens Construction Law Update Stemming from the 86th Texas Legislative Session for Texas Bar Journal

September 16, 2019 – HOUSTON – Coats Rose of counsel Ben Aderholt penned the construction law update published in the September 2019 issue of the Texas Bar Journal.  This issue provided updates covering a number of areas of the law based on the developments from the 86th Texas Legislature. 

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Six Coats Rose Attorneys Named to 2019 Texas Super Lawyers List

HOUSTON – September 3, 2019 – Coats Rose, P.C., a leading business transaction and litigation law firm, is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers© list.

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Coats Rose Director Elected a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Commercial Transportation Litigation General Committee for 2019-2020

NEW ORLEANS – August 30, 2019 – Coats Rose, P.C., a leading business transaction and litigation law firm, is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Haecker Ryan has been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Commercial Transportation Litigation General Committee, for the 2019-2020 term.

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Two Coats Rose Lawyers Named the Best Lawyers 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati and San Antonio

Houston – August 15, 2019 – Best Lawyers, published by Woodward/White, Inc., has named two Coats Rose, P.C. lawyers to its 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” report.  Director Alysse E. Hollis was named a 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati in the area of public finance law, and Director Rick Reed was named a 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in San Antonio in the area of construction law.

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14 Coats Rose Lawyers Named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America© List Published by Woodward White Inc.

HOUSTON – Aug. 15, 2019 – Coats Rose, P.C., a transaction and litigation law firm focused on development, is pleased to announce that 14 lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© list published by Woodward White Inc. 

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Can Tenants use Property without Paying Rent? – Navigating the Minefield of Eviction Procedures in Texas

August 1, 2019 – In his New York Times bestseller “Evicted” Matthew Desmond, a Pulitzer Prize winner, chronicles the link between poverty in middle America and its correlation to evictions.  Desmond walks the reader through the lives of low-income families across America who have suffered through the eviction process. 

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Coats Rose Attorneys to Speak at the 2019 Texas Housing Conference

AUSTIN – July 17, 2019 – Coats Rose is pleased to have Barry J. Palmer, Mattye Gouldsby Jones, and Bill Walter speak at the 2019 Texas Housing Conference hosted by the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Provides (“TAAHP”) at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin, Texas July 22-24, 2018. 

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Surface Water in Texas

July 15, 2019 – In Texas, water law generally applies to either groundwater or surface water rights.  Surface water is defined in the Texas Water Code Section 11.021 as “water under ordinary flow, underflow and tides of every flowing river, natural stream, lake, bay, arm of the Gulf of Mexico, and stormwater, floodwater or rain water of every river, natural stream, canyon, ravine, depression, and watershed in the state.” Diffused surface water is water on the surface of one’s land that has not yet entered a ‘watercourse’ and that instead is owned by the owner of the land over which it flows.  

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Two Coats Rose Attorneys Honored by the Texas Bar Foundation

HOUSTON – June 27, 2019 – Barry S. Rabon and Richard S. Fulton were honored by the Texas Bar Foundation earlier this year as they each were elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. 

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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

Terrace 2
2700 Via Fortuna, Suite 350
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