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.
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.
HOUSTON – July 1, 2019 – Coats Rose, P.C. announces the addition of six attorneys to the firm’s Houston, Dallas, New Orleans and Austin offices as the firm expanded its affordable housing and community development, public finance, real estate and construction practices.
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.
AUSTIN – June 17, 2019 – Coats Rose attorneys continued their successful track record in passing legislation on behalf of Texas real estate owners/developers during the 86th Texas Legislative Session. Our attorneys’ work resulted in the passing of 21 “local bills,” creating 21 new conservation and reclamations districts, encompassing approximately 10,000 acres in the greater Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and El Paso metropolitan areas.
HOUSTON – June 4 , 2019 – Coats Rose attorney Timothy Green, recently completed the representation of a developer in regards to the creation of 3,200 acre “defined area” inside the boundaries of a larger municipal utility district in Lumberton, Texas.
Megan Riess and Christopher Wootten Join the Largest Legal Practice Focused on Affordable Housing and Community Development in the Southern US
NEW ORLEANS – April 12, 2019 – Coats Rose, P.C, a leading transactional and litigation law firm, has expanded its Affordable Housing and Community Development practice in New Orleans with the addition of Megan Riess, director, and F.
HOUSTON – April 8, 2019 – Coats Rose, P.C., a transactional and litigation law firm focused on development, is pleased to announce that Samuel A. Spiers and Robert “Rob” D. Daake, P.E. have joined its Houston and Dallas offices, respectively, as associates in the Public Finance practice group.
NEW ORLEANS – February 26, 2019 – Coats Rose is pleased to announce that Kelly Longwell and Elizabeth Haecker Ryan have been selected to the 2019 Leadership in Law class by the New Orleans CityBusiness newspaper.
HOUSTON – February 5, 2019 – Coats Rose, P.C., a transactional and litigation law firm focused on development, announces the promotions of four lawyers, three to director and one to of counsel, from the firm’s Houston and Dallas offices.
HOUSTON – January 28, 2019 – Coats Rose attorney Ben Aderholt will serve as an adjunct Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law Houston for the Spring 2019 semester. Ben has taught a construction law course for five years at the South Texas College of Law Houston.
NEW ORLEANS – January 21, 2019 – Coats Rose, P.C. is pleased to announce that Director Elizabeth Haecker Ryan has been appointed Vice-Chair – Membership for the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Cyber Security, Data Privacy and Data Technology Committee for the 2019 term.
NEW ORLEANS – December 28, 2018 – Coats Rose attorneys Kelly Longwell, Benjamin A. Guider III, and Molly Stanga served as development counsel to the Mississippi Housing Authority VI on the redevelopment of Woodcreek Homes Community, an affordable development nestled in a wooded area with 60 units: 36 newly constructed homes and 24 rehabilitated homes that will be available to residents for homeownership.
HOUSTON – Dec. 26, 2018 – Coats Rose, P.C., a leading business transaction and litigation law firm, is excited to announce that one attorney from the New Orleans office made the list for the 2019 Louisiana Super Lawyers®.