1466965_1.jpgJoseph O. Slovacek

Principal

Areas of Practice:

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas, 1976

Joe Slovacek has been with the firm since his graduation from the University of Houston Law School in 1976. In over thirty-five (35) years of practice, 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, and Treasurer of the "C" Club PAC since 2001.

Honors and Awards:

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life-Fellow
  • "AV" Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Attorney

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Bunker Hill Village City Council
    Member, Position 4, 1997 - 1999
  • Chapelwood United Methodist Church
    Member, 1976 - Present
    Methodist Youth Counselor, 1967 - 1980
    Member, Administrative Board
    Charge Lay Leader, 1993 - 1994
    Vice-Chairman, Administrative Board, 1994 - 1995
    Chairman, Administrative Board, 1995 - 1996
  • The Chapelwood Foundation
    Member, Board of Directors
  • "C" Club, Political Action Committee
    Member, 1989 - Present
    President, 1994
    PAC Treasurer, 2001 - Present
  • Deer Park Educational Foundation
    Charter Member
  • Deer Park Independent School District Educational Foundation
    "Felton F. Waggoner Hall of Honor" Inductee, March 2, 2002
  • Grand Parkway Association
    Director
  • Incarnate Word Academy, Private Girls Catholic Academy Founded in 1872
    Member, Board of Directors
  • Lakeside Country Club
    Member
  • Limbs of Love, Inc.
    Member, Board of Directors, 1983 - 1998
  • Memorial Village Police Department (includes cities of Bunker Hill Village, Piney Point and Hunters Creek Village), Deputy Commissioner representing Bunker Hill Village, 1997 - 1999
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
    Member, Board of Directors, 1994 - Present
    Chairman, Public Affairs Committee, 1996 - 1998
  • State Bar Grievance Committee (6 years)
    Member
  • The Houstonian
    Member
  • Coached various boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball teams since 1984, including West Houston Christian League, Chapelwood United Methodist Church 3rd Grade Girls Softball Team (1997), 4th Grade Girls Softball Team (1998) and 5th Grade Girls Softball Team (1999)