About Us


Bates & Coleman, P.C. is a boutique law firm that maintains a sophisticated practice in the areas of Public Finance; Civil Litigation; Business Law; Real Estate Development; Probate; Criminal Law and Family Law

Bates & Coleman, P.C. is a nationally recognized bond counsel firm currently listed in The Bond Buyer's Municipal MarketPlace (the "Red Book").

The attorneys at the Firm are also committed to community stewardship and they offer their time, resources and professional services to many civic and charitable endeavors.  These include, youth organizations, educational initiatives and church-sponsored community services.

Bates & Coleman, P.C. is certified by the State of Texas as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB); the City of Houston as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE); Metro Small Business Program and the Port of Houston Authority as a Small Business Enterprise,

The firm is trilingual with employees who speak English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Our Clients


We represent a myriad of clients including national and regional investment banking firms; publicly and privately owned medical facilities; municipalities; school districts; and various other state and local governmental entities in new issuances, restructurings, and current and advance refundings

Clients we have represented include:

  • Harris County
  • Jefferson County
  • Tarrant County
  • Fort Bend County
  • The City of Houston
  • The State of Texas
  • Houston Department of Higher Education
  • Fort Bend Independent School District
  • Spring Independent School District
  • Katy Independent School District
  • Klien Independent School District
  • Tyler  Independent School District
  • Dallas County Community College
  • Conroe Independent School District
  • Houston Higher Education Financial Cp
  • Texas Southern University
  • Texarkana Independent School District
  • Pasadena Independent School District
  • Crawford Education Facs Corp
  • Cameron Education Corp.
  • Brazos Independent School District
  • Houston Community college
  • Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
  • Health and Educational Facilities Authority of the State of Missouri
  • Lamarque Independent School District
  • Rice University
  • Texas Transportation Commission
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Texas Veterans Land Board



  • Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs
  • Southwest Houston Redevelopment Authority
  • Midtown Redevelopment Authority
  • Coastal Water Authority
  • Harris County Flood Control District
  • Texas Public Finance Authority
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • J P Morgan Securities Inc
  • UBS Securities LLC
  • Morgan Keegan & Co Inc
  • First Southwest Company
  • Loop Capital Markets
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Ramirez & Co Inc
  • Southwest Securities
  • Merrill Lynch & Co
  • Siebert Brandford Shank & Co
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Citi
  • Coastal Securities
  • Piper Jaffray & Co
  • SBK-Brooks Investment Corp
  • Griffin Kubik Stephens & Thompson
  • Bear Stearns & Co
  • Estrada Hinojosa and Company, Inc.
  • Goldman, Sachs & Company
  • Cabrera Capital Markets
  • Banc of America Securities LLC
  • A.G. Edwards and Sons, Inc.
  • Samco Capital Markets
  • Citigroup Global Markets Inc
  • RBC Dain Rauscher Inc.


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