The relationships we build and maintain with our clients are a critical measure of our success. We work hard to understand each client’s business, mission and strategies in order to be successful partners with them and contribute productively to helping them reach their desired goals. The result is longstanding relationships built on trust, communication and respect, all of which are critical to an effective professional relationship.
BoyarMiller has been our legal partner (transaction and litigation) since the inception of Sunland Capital. My historical personal friendship with Chris Hanslik has flourished over the years into a much broader professional relationship . . each based on certain core values and a foundation of high integrity. Chris is always exceptionally responsive and has guided us through numerous complex legal matters. On the transaction support side, Gus Bourgeois has worked with us on every one of our acquisitions. Gus brings to our team a powerful combination of strong legal counsel coupled with a practical business perspective . . somewhat unusual in today’s legal community. Needless to say, we value our strong relationship with BoyarMiller quite highly.
Adam C. Zylman
Bill Boyar has been a strong voice of reason through the somewhat tumultuous and precipitous growth of our firm. While BoyarMiller's senior partners have provided us with uncommon insight for developing and achieving our vision, their dedicated partners and associates have labored tirelessly to help guide our organization towards that goal. They are much more than a law firm.
BoyarMiller served as counsel to TCP Holdings, LLC and its affiliates on over 40 acquisitions and financings totaling over $240MM in asset value and have provided corporate, real estate, capital formation, strategic planning, litigation and creditors' rights services.
David A. Thomas
Principal and CIO
I was referred to Chris Hanslik by a friend of mine, who was a partner at one of the larger law firms in Houston. My friend held him in high esteem and after working with Chris for a number of months, I understood why. Chris is one of those rare individuals who, though very detail-oriented, doesn't lose sight of the forest for the trees. My case was a very difficult case. Chris was quickly able to dissect it and present it in a way that anyone could easily understand. To do this took thoroughness, insightfulness and finesse, and Chris demonstrated all of the above. During the process of the case, I found Chris to be a very bright and capable attorney, who exercised excellent judgment and never lost sight of reality. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
BoyarMiller represented Bradmark Technologies, Inc. in a lawsuit against three of its former officers. The claims asserted by Bradmark in the lawsuit include breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy to breach fiduciary duties and fraud.
President and CEO
We first considered BoyarMiller when we decided to find a new firm locally to support our M&A and contract negotiation work. I have worked with BoyarMiller for over a year and they have far exceeded my expectations. We had wanted a firm that really was willing to drive true partnership and would not only provide advice but really help drive our business forward with providing solutions to problems that arose with deals and the customer contracts process. As we have discovered the BoyarMiller team has been nothing short of incredible.
Chief Financial Officer
Valley Baptist Health System began working with Bill Boyar and his team in 2004. The very first project involved a $70MM acquisition of a hospital that closed within 90 days. What a great first impression! Bill and the entire team have provided our system with invaluable legal and business advice in an extremely efficient and responsive manner.
BoyarMiller represents Valley Baptist Health System and its affiliates in connection with corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, finance, real estate, antitrust, employment and employment litigation.
Senior Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer
I look for outside counsel who are not only skilled trial attorneys and effective mediators, but also have business savvy and instill a sense of trust. I have worked with BoyarMiller for over a year and they check all the boxes. As a manufacturing company with distribution around the world, we frequently face complex disputes and claims that potentially have significant impact to the company. Chris Hanslik and his excellent colleagues, Andrew Pearce and Chris James, have taken the time to fully understand our business as well as the industry in which we compete. I have found them to be nimble and able to devote the resources needed to get the job done in a timely fashion. They have been able to distill complex litigation to the essential issues and provided clarity of thought in their analysis of the merits of the cases and their potential impact on the company. It is this combination of trial skills and business acumen that separates them from other firms. I highly recommend the team at BoyarMiller.
Jason L. Rumsey
We are extremely grateful for the relationship that we have with Bill Boyar. We came to Bill a little over a year ago as a small company with a successful track record and a strong desire to grow. He helped us to define our goals and then formulate the details of a strategic plan to accomplish our vision. He and his team of professionals have provided exemplary service at all times, but there is much more to the relationship. Bill has become a trusted friend, advisor and business partner who continually displays great enthusiasm for the journey.
BoyarMiller has provided corporate, real estate leasing, employment, strategic planning and capital formation services to Freebirds.
Former President / COO
The knowledge and experience Steve Kesten brings to my business has been a key competitive advantage over the last fifteen years. Moreover, his wisdom with regards to focus and prioritizing issues has been a key to our success. Steve in an indispensable part of my team.
Cody W. Johnson
The team assembled by BoyarMiller and led by Chris Hanslik correctly identified the critical issues relevant to the dispute; determined the appropriate application of the law to support our position; protected our legal position throughout the case; and seamlessly executed the strategy for the case. BoyarMiller's representation won a favorable judgment from the jury on all elements of the case. During the course of the litigation, all team members at BoyarMiller successfully argued before the court and substantially contributed to the prosecution of the case which demonstrated to us the depth of the talent at the firm. At the conclusion of the trial, Chris delivered the most compelling closing argument I could imagine.
BoyarMiller successfully represented Jeff Houston and David Grossman in a Contract and Non-Compete Case in their separation from their former accounting firm.
We often times have a hard time understanding business issues in legal terms and BoyarMiller has made the understanding of legal jargon a breeze. Steve Kesten and his incredible colleagues, Lyndsay Fincher, Taylor Lamb and Corinne Sullins have really become a part of our team and how our business runs.
Chief Financial Officer
Legal counsel, the saying goes, promises process, but not product. My experiences with BoyarMiller, however, confirm to me they are product-orientated. They are not oriented to the process of papering the deal. It’s the deal, stupid. That operating premise distinguishes BoyarMiller. They are true counsel that seeks best in breed lawyers to paper the deal only after BoyarMiller has first come to understand the product.
Chairman and President
Recently a very important client of mine needed legal representation in Texas. I interviewed quite a number of very good lawyers and settled on Andrew Pearce and Whitney Brieck with BoyarMiller in Houston. I needed an attorney to jump in immediately on behalf of my client as the matter was highly time sensitive. They wasted no time taking control of the litigation matter and saw it to a very successful conclusion. My client could not have been happier with me for finding BoyarMiller and recommending them. They made me look great! The quality of their work is absolutely of the highest order. Moreover, they’re great communicators. Calls and emails are answered or returned very promptly. I found Andrew and Whitney to be extremely tenacious yet professional in every way; as well as experienced, knowledgeable, and courteous at all times. They delivered outstanding results in a timely manner at a very fair price. I can't recommend them more highly.
As a practicing trial lawyer for 13 years, it was difficult deciding which of the excellent Harris County trial lawyers to hire to represent my company in its first District Court dispute. However, Chris Hanslik was at the top of a short list of competent and exceptional lawyers that I entrusted with managing my company’s legal and litigation issues. Chris and his team were quick to grasp complex and intricate issues related to our case and have handled them with the utmost professionalism and care. Chris and his team at BoyarMiller have met and exceeded our expectations.
Hugh Jones Plummer, Jr.
Founder & CEO
Steve Kesten and Gary Miller have provided our firm with high quality legal and business advice for numerous complex private equity transactions. Their support and hard work has proved invaluable. We also rely on BoyarMiller as legal counsel to our management company. We moved our corporate work to BoyarMiller from a much larger international law firm. We haven’t been disappointed. The firm's guidance has been timely, well considered and cost effective in all cases.
I value working with Larry Wilson for his legal acumen, but more importantly for his calm, considered advice when generating and contemplating a wide range of issues that we encounter in our private equity investment business. He is responsive and insightful and I enjoy his pleasant demeanor – a true gentleman!
I choose to work with Chris Hanslik and his litigation team not only because they are extremely skilled in litigation, but because I know that Chris' ethics, morals and devotion to quality service will make the experience (win or lose) as positive for our company as possible. I trust Chris - as Counsel, as a business leader and as a person. His advice is always rock solid.
Larry Wilson has represented my company in a wide variety of business law matters. What makes Larry so valuable is that in addition to bringing a keen and broad legal mind, he is uniquely understanding and aware of the business consequences of legal issues and actions. This perspective and judgement is extremely helpful in finding the best overall solution to the problem.
Gary Miller and his team of talented attorneys worked tirelessly for us during the most critical stage of our recapitalization. Their unique combination of experience, wisdom, negotiating ability and sheer determination was the major factor that allowed us to achieve a successful closing within 60 days of signing our LOI.”
BoyarMiller worked with Contract Land Staff and its shareholders on a recapitalization project. Knowing that they viewed this transaction as a once in a lifetime opportunity gave us the chance to fulfill an important part of our mission by “making a difference in people’s lives.”
Larry Wilson represented my company in an acquisition, on short notice with a short time line and he executed it perfectly. Larry understood our need to preserve certain marketing rights in the contract negotiations and was a quick effective study and helped make our transaction a success. Larry's experience helped protect our company from many situations we had frankly never considered.
President and Owner
After managing outside counsel for more than 10 years, I can say that Chris Hanslik is not only one of the finest litigators with whom I've worked, he's also a great business partner – possessing the perfect balance of practical and passionate. He gives us the same amount of dedication and attention in all matters – large or small, simple or complex-while remaining cognizant of the company's budget and best interests. Chris made it a point to know our business and our team, which makes him a great advocate both in and out of the courtroom.
BoyarMiller represents Lasco Enterprises, owners of The Tasting Room and Max's Wine Dive, in litigation matters in Texas.
Vice President and General Counsel
Bill Boyar and the attorneys of BoyarMiller deliver timely, reliable legal services, but more importantly have become a valuable business partner who brings ideas, solutions and perspective while, at the same time, helping to develop positive interpersonal relationships. They have provided real value beyond traditional legal services to the growth of our business over the years.
BoyarMiller has represented TIMCO Aviation Services and its predecessors from initial acquisition of the Eastern Airlines spare parts inventory through its IPO. During the process, we provided corporate, finance, real estate, and litigation and bankruptcy services.
Former Chairman and CEO
It is hard to find a firm that understands business and provides timely legal counsel that is also fee sensitive. I have found that BoyarMiller has all three of these components. Led by Chris Hanslik, our team at BoyarMiller has demonstrated that they are not afraid of the big law firms and can represent us in any transaction or lawsuit, big or small. When it comes to matters in the courthouse, opposing counsels, be aware, Q'Max is in good hands here. Only with a firm like BoyarMiller supporting us in our transactional and litigation matters will we be able to take our company to the next level.
Vice President of Administration
BoyarMiller has been with us side-by-side to close deals, negotiate with customers and in no small part has made our deal closing process faster and more complete than we ever thought possible. They have always gone above and beyond and are always available to deal with our issues and challenges.
Chief Financial Officer
Weaver has been working with BoyarMiller for the past three years with great success. Andrew Pearce has been our main contact and has helped us resolve several disputes that could have resulted in litigation. Steve Kesten has handled our corporate needs and helped us work through several successful M&A deals. Andrew, Steve and their associates are extremely responsive and detail oriented. They resolve disputes and close transactions as efficiently as possible versus dragging out deals to their benefit. Weaver could not be happier with BoyarMiller and looks forward to a long prosperous relationship.
John J. Mackel
When you find yourself in a battle for your livelihood and reputation you better have the right team around you. I certainly had that in Matthew Veech of BoyarMiller. Matt and his team represented us in a way that I always felt very confident that I was getting excellent legal counsel as well as outstanding analysis of our strategy and options. Matt Veech and his team always listened to me and took my concerns and implemented them into our game plan. Matt and his team were sensitive to costs, always working to keep costs down while not cutting corners. Most of all the team at BoyarMiller handled my case with great integrity and I trusted that though we might be doing the hard thing that we were doing the right thing.
Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
I appreciate working with Cyrus Chin and Philip Dunlap, as well as the other professionals at the firm. They continue to provide service to XL Parts at the highest level. The team did a great job working with us to acquire the business of Blues Auto Parts in Louisiana. It was no surprise, as they always deliver.
The onset of litigation is like setting sail into the unknown, seeing the storm, bracing for turbulent seas.
You can trust your ship is in high command. BoyarMiller is an exceptional navigator; leading with great instincts, seasoned knowledge and cool confidence.
At the end of your journey, I am sure, you will call your Captain, friend.
Andrew Pearce has provided litigation services for restaurant concepts Hopdoddy Burger Bar and Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar and Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
Hilary Tyson has been Lovett Commercial’s go-to attorney for complex real estate transactions and partnership and entity formation and governance matters since 2012. I view Hilary as an extension of my team. She is a dedicated partner to Lovett and consistently demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of real estate matters, provides creative solutions to our complex development needs, and meets and often exceeds the timeframes of our demanding deadlines. In short, Hilary gets the job done and is continually looking out for Lovett’s best interests.
Vice President Acquisitions