Chairman’s Letter


Summer has been sizzling at BoyarMiller and I’d like to share some of the happenings we are celebrating at our firm involving people and community.

We often say that BoyarMiller is a great place to work because of our core values. We have a unique culture that defines and drives us, so it is vital that those joining our firm embrace our culture as they deliver excellent counsel to our clients.

I am pleased to introduce two attorneys who join the firm this month and there is no doubt they will be vital members of our team. Stop by and meet them when you are in our office.

Stacy Stanley Russell joins us as Of Counsel with more than two decades of experience. She is an excellent lawyer and brings a distinct perspective from her role as in-house managing counsel for litigation and HSE with a major oil and gas services company. Coupled with her previous work in private practice, Stacy offers our clients keen insights, proven experience, and effective counsel.

Marcy Winter Wilkins joins us as an Associate in our Business Group from Waco, Texas, where she was with an independent law firm. A real estate attorney, Marcy handles a variety of commercial real estate and business matters, including contracts and leases for both landlords and tenants.

Community Leadership

While mentioning strong, talented women, I am proud that BoyarMiller has started a new women’s initiative to help promote diversity and inclusion of women in our profession and within our client base. Credit goes to two of our leading associates, Whitney Brieck and Lyndsay Fincher for leading the charge. We recently hosted the first event for networking with other women who work within commercial real estate in Houston and will host more forums and networking events for women to connect and advance their centers of influence.

We are also very proud of Bill Boyar, who serves as Chairman of the Executive Board of KIPP Houston. Bill received the organization’s Extra Mile Award for his leadership and vision. KIPP Houston consists of 28 schools in grades pre-K3 through 12. It serves low-income communities and educates students with the academic and character skills necessary to thrive in college and to lead choice-filled lives.

This month, I am honored to take the post of Chairman of SEARCH Homeless Services. Our firm has had a long association with SEARCH, and we are proud to help the organization achieve its vision of a Houston without homelessness.

Law Firm Rankings

Lastly, BoyarMiller advanced on two law firm rankings conducted by the Houston Business Journal. We are listed as the city’s #4 firm in labor and employment law, and #24 among corporate law firms.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of the summer.

My best,

Chris Hanslik