Rick is a Director in the Real Estate section of Coats Rose, and also serves as Managing Director and President of the Firm. He has represented numerous real estate developers in the development of all types of commercial and residential projects in Texas and other states for more than twenty-five years.
He graduated from the University of Tennessee, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Delta Phi, and the Order of the Coif. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Tennessee Law Review.
Rick was certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1986 and recertified in 1991, 1996 and 2001.
Rick has particular expertise in the development of master-planned residential communities and, among other projects, has been involved with the Coles Crossing, Silverlake, Sienna Plantation, New Territory, Fall Creek, Seven Meadows, Riverstone, Woodbridge, and The Mews projects in the Houston area, the Stonebriar project in Dallas, and the Towne Lake and Bridgemill projects in Atlanta. He has extensive experience in the representation of commercial real estate developers in connection with acquisitions, sales, leases, construction and permanent financings.