Bookstaff.jpgHoward M. Bookstaff 


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

Areas of Practice:

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas, 1986

Howard Bookstaff is the head of the multi-family practice at Hoover Slovacek LLP and has concentrated in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, landlord/tenant law, condominium law, and community association law for over 25 years. 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. He has assisted in drafting a number of city ordinances as well as the state's landlord/tenant laws

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

Mr. Bookstaff serves a number of clients that own and manage all types of real estate including the 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. 


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

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Speaker, Landlord-Tenant Issues, Community Association Issues and Fair Housing Issues