Ronald C. Green

Of Counsel

Ronald Green focuses his practice on a wide variety of matters such as corporate governance, public-private partnerships, government relations, and public, project, and bond financings.

Ronald draws on his unique experience of serving as a member of the Houston city council for six years, followed by six years as the city controller and chief financial officer. Among other major economic initiatives, and in addition to his ongoing oversight responsibilities for the city, he led the issuance and refinancing of more than $15.5 billion in tax-exempt and $2.3 billion in taxable bonds, including more than $3.2 billion in conduit financing. In addition to his experience as an elected official for one of the nation’s largest cities, he has also served an in in-house attorney, a C-suite-level executive, and opened his own firm. He is able to use this experience to provide his clients with a wide array of legal counsel on public-private partnerships, public and project finance, securities, economic development, corporate governance and compliance, infrastructure, debt restructuring, government relations, and similar matters.

Ronald has experience representing clients from almost every sector. This includes publicly traded and privately held corporations in healthcare, energy, hospitality, construction, transportation, banking and finance, and more. In addition, he has also worked with school districts, universities, not-for-profit organizations, and government entities. He also serves as underwriters’ counsel in bond transactions and as bond and disclosure counsel on tax-exempt and taxable financings. Ronald is also a certified mediator.

Previously, Ronald served as regional counsel for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and as district counsel for the Texas Council of Alpha Chapters. He was an adjunct professor of public finance at the Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. He speaks frequently before legal and trade associations and is a go-to commentator on legal issues for media outlets such as Bloomberg News and C-SPAN as well as financial and industry publications.


  • Member, UTHealth Development Board (2019-present)
  • Member, National Black MBA Association (2005—present)
  • Member, National Forum for Black Public Administrators
  • Member, Financial Accounting Foundation, Government Standards Advisory Council (2013-2015)
  • Board of Directors (2013-2015), National League of Cities; Executive Committee; Audit
  • Member, Committee; Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations; Policy and Advocacy Committee
  • Founding Member, CFO Forum
  • Member, Houston Lawyers Association
  • Member, Government Finance Officers Association
  • Member, Government Finance Officers Association of Texas
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, Houston Association of Realtors

Presentations and Publications


  • Speaker, “Understanding the Legislative Process & How It Impacts Your City — Do You Know Your Power?” Texas Municipal League’s 110th Annual Conference (October 6, 2022)
  • Speaker, “Revenue Caps: What This Means for Cities,” Texas Association of Black City Council Members (June 29, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Asset Management: The Next Iteration after an Unprecedented Decade,” National Association of Securities Professionals-Texas, Young Professionals Asset Management Speakers Series (January 25, 2018)


  • Author, “My Never-Ending Learning Journey from Public Service to Big Law,” Bloomberg Law (June 6, 2022)


  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, Texas Real Estate Commission
  • Certified Public Funds Investment Manager, Association of Public Treasurers of the United States