R. Richard Coston

Of Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 713 651 5553
United States
T:+1 713 651 5553
R. Richard Coston

R. Richard Coston


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A partner in the Houston office since 1978, Richard Coston concentrates his legal practice on tax matters, emphasizing partnerships, oil and gas and project finance transactions.

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JD, cum laude, University of Houston, 1970
BBA, magna cum laude, Baylor University, 1967

Mr. Coston was admitted to practice law in Texas in 1970.

  • Texas State Bar

Richard's broad range of experience extends to advising and counseling clients:

  • In tax benefit monetization transactions involving the oil and gas and coal industries
  • With tax and other matters involving the construction, operation and financing of projects and facilities
  • In acquisitions and dispositions of energy related entities, assets and operations
  • In the formation of limited partnerships, LLCs, joint ventures and other tax beneficial structures that focus on raising capital from public and private investors to engage in energy related investments and activities
  • In IRS audits involving oil and gas and other related tax matters
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2012 - 2014
  • Member: Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas and Houston Bar Association
  • Member: Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Speaker and Panelist: Numerous conferences and seminars, including those sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, Tax Executives Institute, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the University of Texas School of Law
  • Recognized: For outstanding service and achievement in oil and gas taxation by the University of Texas School of Law (2011)