Chairman’s Letter

Letter from Our Chairman


Cheers to our World Series Champion Houston Astros! They brought much excitement and national attention to H-Town, and we are so proud. Of course, we all know that Houston is a winning city. We may have our share of challenges and market volatility but, just like the Astros, we are resilient, determined, and hard-working. And the market responds.

We are no longer on the sidelines as more real estate professionals view Houston as a market to watch. A new survey from the Urban Land Institute and PwC ranks the Bayou City No. 14 out of 80 cities examined on the top real estate markets list. Interestingly, Texas cities have a big presence near the top of the list — Dallas-Fort Worth came in at #2, Austin at #4 and San Antonio at #12. The report is called Emerging Trends in Real Estate in 2023 and our city is up 10 spots from last year’s list.

While Houston is ranked behind other major cities in Texas, the report cites that we are most likely to benefit from the passage of two recent government acts – the bipartisan infrastructure law and the Inflation Reduction Act. Both are expected to spur construction of several large-scale projects in Houston as the city continues to draw national attention for a number of investments in life sciences – such as the Texas Medical Center adding a fourth campus called the TMC BioPort to its impressive lineup. That’s a home run as we approach the end of 2022.

I am always proud to share that our firm has been recognized by our legal peers in the 2023 Best Law Firms ranking conducted annually by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. We ranked in several practice areas, and it is an honor to be recognized for our achievements.

Also, for the third time, BoyarMiller has been named to Houston Business Journal’s list of Best Places to Work in Houston for 2022. The award recognizes companies that demonstrate a positive company culture and employee appreciation, ranked by the results of employee surveys conducted by an independent third party.

This month we welcomed Rebecca Bombard  to the firm as an Associate in our Corporate M&A Group. We also hosted Crystal and Ryan Waugh of Waugh Family Wines as guests on our podcast, Building Texas Business. They shared the motivation behind starting their own private-label wine and the business lessons they learned. We invite you to listen to the lively discussion.

I encourage you to take a few moments this month to recognize the many blessings in your lives. We remain thankful for our valuable relationships with our clients, friends, and each other. Thank you and be safe.



Chris Hanslik


Chris Hanslik

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“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