Chairman’s Letter


We kicked off the year with a very successful Real Estate Forum attended by more than 150 business leaders and real estate professionals. We heard about exciting changes under way marked by advances in technology and evolving consumer behaviors. If you are interested in the real estate insights shared by our knowledgeable panel, we invite you to view the “2019 Houston Commercial Real Estate Market Trends” eBook that captures the highlights from the discussion.

We were also busy in January as a sponsor of the ULI Houston 2019 Development of Distinction Awards that recognize developments and open spaces for their best practices in design, construction, economic viability, healthy places, marketing and management. Shareholder Hilary Tyson served as co-chair of the event. Our recent Real Estate Breakfast Forum panelist, and Houston District Council Board Chair, Abbey Roberson said “These projects show that Houston is on the leading edge of national building trends.” Congratulations to the winners.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that the January issue of Houstonia Magazine named 12 BoyarMiller attorneys to their 2018 Top Lawyers in Houston list. We are very proud of them for the recognition because it is based on professional peer reviews. It is quite a compliment to be on that list.

The Association of Corporate Growth, the ACG, is the global community for middle market M&A dealmakers and business leaders. Its high-profile Deal of the Year event on February 5th showcased business deals that mark Houston as a great city to drive middle market business growth. Shareholder Steve Kesten chaired the event and two of our client transactions were finalists for the prestigious award. They are: the sale of Smith & Co. and Pavers Supply to Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC; and the Restructuring and Refinancing of Genco Energy Services.

As I look back on the first two months of the year, we were busy with client deals, litigation matters, sponsorships and community activities.  These are evidence of how we demonstrate our mission and goals by working collaboratively each and every day – and that’s what makes me so proud.


Chris Hanslik