THE LAW OFFICES OF
MARGARITA COALE, PLLC
Margarita Coale is a sole practitioner in Dallas, focused exclusively on the representation of authors, and romance writers in particular (with some podcast and gaming clients and children's authors for a little variety). A love of romance novels is one of the few constants in her well-traveled, adventurous life. Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, she attended law school at the University of Texas (got a couple of other degrees along the way), worked for several years at the white-shoe New York firm representing Enron in its epic bankruptcy filing, and then taught procedure and international law at the Texas Wesleyan School of Law in Fort Worth.
Her current practice grew out of her business-law work and has expanded to include writers worldwide on a host of commercial and intellectual property issues. Margarita has helped many authors successfully negotiate agreements for the reversion of rights. Her practice includes advising client of their intellectual property rights, the creation of literary trusts and the legal day to day operations in the business of being an author.
“Mom” to four children (and wife to one more), she also leads the elementary school parent-teacher group and coordinates volunteers for the junior high and high school. She can often be heard speaking to her clients about their universes, in hopes of mystical babies and plans to climb a Colorado mountain in 2020.
J.D., University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
Transferred from Southern Methodist University at the end of first year
Articles Editor, Texas International Law Journal
Research Assistant, Professor Jay Westbrook
Southern Methodist University Law School, Dallas, Texas
Dean's List, invited to SMU Law Review
Semifinalist, Jackson & Walker Moot Court Competition
M.A. in Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Concentrated in Economics, Government and International Law
Diplomado in International Marketing, Monterrey Technological Institute,
Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
Licenciatura (bachelor’s degree) in International Studies, Universidad de Monterrey, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico
Valedictorian, Dean’s List all semesters.
Chief Justice of the Student Council Supreme Court
One of seven Chamber Presidents at Mexico’s national Model U.N. in 1987 and 1989
Received Mejor Estudiante de Mexico award from the President of Mexico for graduating with one of the nation’s highest GPA’s
Full time teacher at a high school affiliated with the university for three years