John is a Director in the Real Estate Section of Coats Rose. He was named one of Houston’s Top Lawyers by H Texas (2006), Best Lawyers in America (2011) and has an AV preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubble.
John’s practice involves the representation of clients in matters related to real estate development, banking, corporate/partnership matters and special purpose districts used to finance development, including municipal utility districts, levee improvement districts, and tax increment financing districts.
He has also represented clients in connection with negotiating Chapter 380 and Chapter 381 development agreements with both cities and counties in the state of Texas.
In addition to John’s representation of special purpose financing districts, 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.
- Swarthmore College (BA, cum laude, 1977)
- Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1981)
- State Bar of Texas
- Houston Bar Association
- American Bar Association