Letter from Our Chairman
Let me share some positive economic indicators for Houston that were reported in the October issue of “Economy at a Glance” by the Greater Houston Partnership. The city experienced a 2.7 percent increase in the number of metro Houston jobs created in the 12 months ending in August. If this growth continues to follow historic patterns, Houston will top 3.2 million jobs by the end of the year – that’s great news for our community.
In addition, Houston’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in August, down from 4.4 percent the same time last year. Year-to-date single-family home sales are also on pace for a new high this year.
These positive numbers are signs of an active business environment, and I know that has been the case at BoyarMiller.
Last month we hosted our Capital Markets Breakfast Forum and heard there is an abundant amount of capital available to be deployed. Good advice was shared by our three financial experts, and I encourage you to download our eBook that summarizes their invaluable perspectives. Business owners were encouraged to contact their banker because they should raise capital when it is available at attractive terms, not just when it is needed..
Last month Andrew Pearce and I delivered a CLE presentation to the ACC Chapter members titled, “Pick Your Headache: Non-Competes, Marijuana, or Interoffice Romances.” We are thankful for the partnership with ACC and for the opportunity to lead the conversation on how to mitigate risk and protect employers from today’s ever-evolving employee challenges.
We also enjoyed ACG Houston’s Energy Uncorked Private Equity Marketplace. It was an exceptional networking opportunity with professionals from both the energy and industrial finance sector who are actively involved in M&A, fundraising, corporate growth and strategic development. Cheers!
To get the holiday season in full swing, we hosted our annual BoyarMiller Family Pumpkin Carving in Levy Park. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to carve their favorite design into a pumpkin surrounded by coworkers and their families. We enjoyed an afternoon of beautiful weather, outdoor play, and Halloween fun.
Contact us if we can help move your business plans forward. We are here for you.
“If you want a law firm that’s passionate about being the best lawyers that they can be, building relationships that are long-lasting, and making a meaningful difference in people’s lives, then BoyarMiller is the firm for you.”
Chris Hanslik, Firm Chairman