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Elizabeth Haecker Ryan Featured in Biz New Orleans Column

On February 1, 2021, Coats Rose Director Elizabeth Haecker Ryan was featured a Biz New Orleans column by Keith Twitchell.

The feature article highlights Ryan’s legal career from her start at Tulane Law School, to clerkship for a Federal Judge through to her current legal practice concentrated in general civil litigation, with specialties as varied as maritime, environmental, and pharmaceutical and medical device law.

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Terry A. Douglas

Terry is a Director in the Dallas office. Her practice focuses on real estate, business transactions, ownership and governance of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other entities and business law. She represents clients in buying, financing, developing, owning and selling real property.

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Development Open House Workshop

Development Open House Workshop – Learn About City Tools and Opportunities for Public- Private Partnerships: Revitalization Development

In this workshop, we will discuss public private partnership opportunities with the City of Grand Prairie promoting rehabilitation and redevelopment within the City and will highlight the tools available to revitalize properties and neighborhoods.

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Development Open House Workshop

Development Open House Workshop – Learn About City Tools and Opportunities for Public- Private Partnerships: Revitalization Development

In this workshop, we will discuss public private partnership opportunities with the City of Grand Prairie promoting rehabilitation and redevelopment within the City and will highlight the tools available to revitalize properties and neighborhoods.

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

HOUSTON – January 19, 2021 – Coats Rose attorney Tim Green represented the developer in the creation of a 90.5-acre public improvement district (“PID”) in Tomball, Texas. The PID was created for the purpose of funding certain public infrastructure to serve an approximately 318-lot single family residential development.

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

HOUSTON – January 11, 2021 – Coats Rose attorney Tim Green represented the developer in the creation of a 210-acre public improvement district (“PID”) in Red Oak, Texas.  The PID was created for the purpose of funding certain public infrastructure to serve an approximately 655-lot single family residential development. 

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National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Annual Conference

Coats Rose is a sponsor of the 2020 National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Annual Conference program “HUD Roundtable on Repositioning.” Coats Rose director Mattye Gouldsby Jones will introduce the panel.

In this roundtable session, top HUD officials explain PHA repositioning tools, when each tool is appropriate and how to make the most of each tool.

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Texas Marijuana Policy Conference

Andrea Steel will speak on “What can Texas Learn from other states?” at the Texas Marijuana Policy Conference, on November 21, 2020.

In 1996, California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana. Since then 35 additional states followed suit and 15 states have chosen to repeal marijuana prohibition entirely, legalizing responsible adult use of the plant.Texas is late to the table, but increasingly, lawmakers are considering the prospect of meaningful reform.

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Coats Rose Achieves National and Metropolitan Rankings in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” Survey by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®

2021 Best Law Firms BadgeHOUSTON – November 5, 2020 – Coats Rose, P.C., a business transaction and litigation law firm headquartered in Houston, has been recognized in the 2021 “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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Rick Reed Named One of San Antonio’s Top Attorneys in 2020

SAN ANTONIO – November 3, 2020 – Coats Rose, P.C., a leading business transaction and litigation law firm, is pleased to announce that Rick Reed has been selected by his peers as one of the 2020 San Antonio’s Top Attorneys as published in the November 2020 issue of San Antonio Magazine.

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Coats Rose Represents Developer in Public Improvement District Construction Financing in Tomball, Texas

First Use of PID Financing Vehicle in the Houston Metropolitan Area

HOUSTON – October 20, 2020 – Coats Rose attorney Tim Green represented the developer in the creation of a 105-acre public improvement district (“PID”) in Tomball, Texas, and the issuance of $2,490,000 special assessment bonds to fund the construction of improvements for the first phase of a 362-lot single-family home development.

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Stephen McCallister

Stephen is an associate in the real estate section in the firm’s Houston office.  His practice involves representation of clients in matters related to real estate development, banking and general corporate matters.  He represents lending institutions, institutional investors, real estate developers, homebuilders and others in the commercial real estate and banking industries, in connection with all aspects of real estate acquisition, leasing, financing, preparation and negotiation of ground leases, contracts, development agreements, construction financing and permanent financing documents. 

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Texas Marijuana Policy Conference

Lisa Pittman will speak  on” Texas Hemp: Rules, Regulations, and Rollout,” at the Texas Marijuana Policy Conference, November 20-21, 2020.

In 2019, the legalization of hemp went into effect nationwide. Texas responded by establishing an infrastructure for licensing and regulation through the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).

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Update on Sisley v. DEA Lawsuit in 9th Circuit: Challenge to Marijuana Scheduling

Pending in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is a Petition for Review filed by Dr. Sue Sisley, Scottsdale Research Institute, and several Veterans (Petitioners) to require the DEA to hold a hearing to reconsider the Schedule I status of marijuana on the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). 

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Lisa Pittman Selected as a 2020 Texas Trailblazer by Texas Lawyer

AUSTIN – October 1, 2020 – Coats Rose, P.C., a law firm focused on development, announced today that Lisa Pittman, Co-Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Business Law practice, was selected as a 2020 Texas Trailblazer by Texas Lawyer.  

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Hemp Facts and Fiction: Medicinal and Industry Applications – EarthX Young Professionals

Andrea Steel will speak on a panel regarding “Hemp Facts and Fiction: Medicinal and Industry Applications” at a EarthX Young Professional (YPX) virtual program on September 30, 2020.

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Smokable Hemp Ban in Texas, Temporary Injunction Granted – Win for Texas Manufacturers, Processors & Retailers

By: Lisa L. Pittman and Andrea Steel

On September 17, 2020, Travis County Judge Lora Livingston ruled on a request for temporary injunction in a lawsuit filed by manufacturers and retailers of smokable hemp products in Texas. 

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Planning Sooner…Rather Than Later! – The Impact a Political Shift May Have on Your Personal, Estate and Tax Planning

By: Sol S. Reifer, JD., LL.M-Estate Planning Accredited Estate Planner

With the 2020 Presidential and Congressional elections on the horizon, many clients have asked us about the impact that a possible shift in the political order may have on their personal, estate and tax planning.

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Coats Rose Construction Attorneys Named to the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers© List

HOUSTON – September 4, 2020 – Coats Rose, P.C., a leading business transaction and litigation law firm, is pleased to announce that three construction attorneys in the firm’s Houston and San Antonio offices have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers© list.

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Lisa Pittman Named to National Law Journal’s 2020 Cannabis Law Trailblazers List

AUSTIN – September 1, 2020 – Coats Rose, P.C., a law firm focused on development, announced today that Lisa Pittman, Co-Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Business Law practice, was selected as a 2020 Cannabis Law Trailblazer by The National Law Journal (NLJ).

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