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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.
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.
Coats Rose Achieves National and Metropolitan Rankings in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” Survey by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
HOUSTON – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
Smokable Hemp Ban in Texas, Temporary Injunction Granted – Win for Texas Manufacturers, Processors & Retailers
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.
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.
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.
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).
Last Friday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (the “DEA”) published a rule regarding the scheduling of hemp and marijuana, effective immediately (the “Rule”). The cannabis community swiftly reacted with an interpretation that this Rule outlawed Delta-8 THC, the hemp industry’s new favorite cannabinoid.
On August 19, 2020, a hearing was held in a lawsuit filed by several manufacturers and retailers of smokable hemp products in Texas to prevent the State from enforcing its new rule banning the processing, manufacture, distribution, and retail sale of smokable hemp.
Houston – August 20, 2020 – Coats Rose, P.C. is pleased to announce that 13 lawyers have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and eight Coats Rose lawyers have been included in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
Andrea Steel will be a panelist speaking on “USDA versus State Rules,” Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 12:15-1:15PM PST at the 2020 Cannabis Law Institute hosted by the International Cannabis Bar Association.
Coats Rose Represents Residential Developer in the Creation of a Public Improvement District in Collin County, Texas
DALLAS – July 14, 2020 – Coats Rose attorney Tim Green represented the developer in the creation of a 178-acre public improvement district (“PID”) in Princeton, Texas and the subsequent issuance of $4,905,000 Special Assessment Revenue Bonds to fund the water, sewer, drainage and roads to serve the first two phases of such development.
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