Sarah Scott

Sarah Scott

Coats Rose, P.C.

Recognized since 2021

Austin, Texas

Practice Areas

Government Relations Practice

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Sarah Scott is an Associate in the Affordable Housing and Community Development practice group in the Austin office. Sarah represents non-profit and for-profit developers, public housing authorities, bond issuers, and other entities in transactions for the development of low income housing. Sarah has experience with a variety of financing sources and structures, including the use of 4% and 9% low income housing tax credits, CDBG funds, HOME funds, TCAP funds, conventional construction and permanent financing loans, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans, mixed-finance, private activity bonds, local government grants and loans, and RAD rental assistance.

Prior to joining the firm, Sarah completed a fellowship with the Texas Facilities Commission, where she worked on real estate matters including right-of-way vacation, easement and lease agreements, and the agency’s Public-Private Partnership Guidelines. During law school, Sarah served as a clerk for The University of Texas Legal Services For Students, where she researched and evaluated landlord-tenant claims, and drafted demand letters. She also interned for Judge Barbara Hervey at the Criminal Court of Appeals in Austin, Texas and for Judge Brent Carr of Tarrant County.


  • Terrace Two
    2700 Via Fortuna, Suite 350
    Austin, TX 78746


  • The University of Texas at Austin , J.D., graduated 2015
  • Texas Christian University, B.A. Political Science, graduated 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2015


  • Austin Tenants’ Council - Board Member, May 2017-present
  • State Bar of Texas - Member
  • Texas Association of Affordable Housing Providers - Member
  • Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Authorities - Member

Coats Rose, P.C.
Headquarters: Houston, Texas

11 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

8 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America 2022 for work in:

  • Government Relations Practice


  • Dean’s Achievement Award, Outstanding Student in Real Estate Transactions
  • Presidential Scholarship, The University of Texas School of Law

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