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Joseph O. Slovacek

Joseph O. Slovacek

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:
Joe Slovacek has been with the firm since his graduation from the University of Houston Law School in 1976. For over 35 years, he has engaged in a general business practice encompassing real estate, corporate law and commercial litigation representing a variety of clients principally involved in all facets of real estate. A number of the clients he represents include brokers, developers, owners, lenders and property managers of multi-family, commercial, retail and industrial properties.

He presently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and, since 1983, has been General Counsel of Houston Office Leasing Brokers Association, Inc. (HOLBA).

Mr. Slovacek is frequently a guest speaker at local seminars, including the "2010 Harris County Eminent Domain Conference" discussing current topics correlating to real estate law and complex commercial litigation issues, including condemnation issues, conflicts or lawsuits involving governmental or quasi-governmental agencies.

Mr. Slovacek is an exemplary civic leader, performing many roles over the years that have been beneficial to the community, serving positions such as Trustee to the Houston Realty Business Coalition since 2001 and member of the "C" Club PAC since 1989, PAC Treasurer for 18 years.

UndergraduateUniversity of HoustonBachelor of Business Administration1972
LawUniversity of Houston Law CenterTexas, Doctor of Jurisprudence1976

Affiliations & Memberships:
Hoover Slovacek LLP, Executive Committee, Member, Chairman, 1984 - Present
Houston Bar Association, 1996 - 1998, Member, Real Estate Section, Board of Directors
Houston Building Owners and Managers Association, Inc. (BOMA), 1987 - Present, Member
Houston Office Leasing Broker's Association, Inc. (HOLBA), 1983 - Present, General Counsel
Harris County - Houston Sports Authority, 2005 - 2008
Board Member
Finance Committee Chair, 2008
Houston Realty Business Coalition (HRBC), Treasurer and Trustee, 2001-Present
C Club of Houston, Member, 1989-Present, Treasurer, 1995-2013
University of Houston, Bauer School of Business, Real Estate MBA Program
Executive Committee Advisory Board
Member, 2010 - Present
Finance Committee Chair, 2010 - Present