Vice President Personnel
An attorney specializing in real estate transactions prior to joining Coates in 1991, Andy was initially employed as a Right-Of-Way Agent for a pipeline project.
In addition to his background in real estate law, Andy is experienced in all phases of acquisition, including title search and curative, easement preparation, negotiation, acquisition, damage settlement, condemnation and relocation.
Andy is responsible for employment law compliance including DOL and EEOC audits, discrimination issues, employment policies and procedures and wage and hour compliance. He serves as Coates' Safety Director, implementing a written and web-based safety and health program to assure safety commitments to Coates' clients.
Andy screens, interviews and hires new employees and coordinates Coates' supervisor training program. He also trains employees in title and negotiations.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Potsdam, Andy received his law degree from Syracuse University and M.B.A. from Oklahoma City University. He is a member of the New York, Oklahoma County and Oklahoma Bar Associations and the International Right of Way Association.