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Howard M. Bookstaff

Howard M. Bookstaff

5051 Westheimer, Suite 1200
Houston, Texas 77056
United States

Telephone: 713-977-8686
Facsimile: 713-977-5395
Firm: Hoover Slovacek Attorneys at Law
Practice Overview:
Commercial litigation and real estate law firm. Legal services include real estate, corporate and business, entertainment law, estate planning and probate, construction, bankruptcy, intellectual property and technology, tax law, employment and family law, advertising and marketing, data security, privacy law, and community association representation.


Professional Profile:
Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law and Residential Real Estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Howard Bookstaff is the head of the multi-family practice at Hoover Slovacek. For over 25 years, he has focused on commercial and residential real estate, landlord/tenant law, condominium law and community association law. Mr. Bookstaff has been honored to serve as general counsel of the Houston Apartment Association since 1995, has authored amicus curia briefs and is actively involved in the apartment industry's legislative efforts, both locally and in Austin. Additionally, he has assisted in the drafting of a number of Houston city ordinances as well as Texas state landlord/tenant laws.

Mr. Bookstaff is a frequent speaker at various landlord/tenant and fair housing seminars and he authors a monthly article in Abode, the Houston Apartment Association magazine. There he writes about a variety of topics of interest to the apartment industry.

Mr. Bookstaff serves a number of clients that own and manage a wide range of real estate concerns. His practice includes representation of clients in the purchase and sale of real estate and litigation matters ranging from premises liability cases in the district and appellate courts to evictions in the justice courts and administrative proceedings under the federal and state fair housing acts.

UndergraduateUniversity of WisconsinBachelor of Business Administration1983
LawUniversity of Houston Law CenterDoctor of Jurisprudence1986
OtherGeorgetown University Law Center1985

Affiliations & Memberships:
State Bar of Texas, Member
Houston Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Texas Inter-Faith Housing Corporation, General Counsel
Houston Apartment Association, General Counsel, 1995
Community Association Institute Legal Committee - Chairman, 1991
American Bar Association Special Committee on Dispute Resolution Law Student Liaison, 1984

Mediator, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, 1992