Letter from Our Chairman
For BoyarMiller, 2020 got off to a high-spirited start as we kicked off our thirtieth year in business. Who would have known our celebratory event in February would be our last in-person event of the year.
This year we’ve managed quarantine, work-from-home and new ways of engaging with each other. If 2020 has taught us anything – it’s how to adapt. As a firm who typically holds many in-person events, we moved swiftly to online events to continue to deliver helpful information and provide connectivity. We transitioned seamlessly to new legal procedures, such as virtual depositions, oral arguments and Zoom hearings. Most importantly, we focused on how to advise our clients on the legal ramifications of COVID-19 that might affect their business.
The pandemic has forced our firm to take a long look at how we approach our business, new industries, and probe our rising generation of attorneys to look ahead, as we did recently in our 10 year vision session. Most importantly, even with all the challenges of the year, our entire team is excited about the future.
Happily, there was good news this year. Our firm was named one of Houston’s Best Places to Work by the Houston Business Journal. We were also ranked in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2021 Best Law Firms, and the transaction we led for our client, Welcome Group, LLC, was named Deal of the Year by the Association of Corporate Growth. And we have even added two new people this month with the addition of David Dorris, Litigation Associate and Tina Mason, Litigation Legal Assistant.
In addition, our attorneys were recognized by Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, Best Lawyers in AmericaⓇ, Chambers USA, and most recently Houstonia Magazine’s Top Lawyers List.
As I write this, there’s hopeful news about a COVID vaccine. So, as we head into the holidays and complete our thirtieth-year celebrations virtually, there’s a lot to be grateful for, especially our exceptional clients and hard-working team of lawyers and administrative staff.
From the BoyarMiller family to yours, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
Watch this video from Chairman Chris Hanslik to hear how we adapted in 2020, and how we are looking ahead into 2021. Happy Holidays from BoyarMiller!
“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