J. William "Bill" Boyar

J. William "Bill" Boyar


Recognized since 2014

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

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Bill Boyar is a founding Shareholder of BoyarMiller, a Houston, Texas-based law firm. Bill’s practice focuses on representing the various parties involved in the acquisition, disposition, capitalization and financing of assets and businesses on a national and international level.

He has served as lead counsel on numerous complex, multi-party acquisitions and project financings, with significant experience in corporate finance, healthcare, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and hospitality. Bill assists clients in their strategic planning and capital formation processes, maintaining a network of private and institutional clients and contacts worldwide. Additionally, Bill is a former columnist for the Houston Business Journal having authored more than 20 articles in the “Building Business” series.

Bill is proud to have served as Chairman of BoyarMiller from 1990-2010. Today, he continues with his legal practice, mentoring business leaders and lawyers, and actively serving the Houston community. Bill serves several organizations, including SEARCH Homeless Services and KIPP Texas Public Schools, where he serves as Board Chair, the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation, Lochinvar Golf Club, and the University of Houston Bauer College of Business Graduate Real Estate Program.

  • Corporate finance
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Commercial real estate
  • Securities / capital markets law

  • 2925 Richmond Avenue, 14th Floor
    Houston, TX 77098
  • Tulane University, JD, graduated 1976
  • Tulane University, BA, graduated 1973
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1976
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Houston Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Houston Food Bank - former Board Member, former Chair - End Hunger Network
  • KIPP Houston Public Schools - Executive Board of Directors, former Chair
  • KIPP Texas Public Schools - Board of Directors, Chair
  • SEARCH Homeless Services - Board of Directors, former Chair
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation - former Director
  • University of Houston Graduate Real Estate Program Executive Advisory Board - former Chair

Headquarters: Houston, Texas

8 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

4 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Chambers and Partners Texas, Corporate/M&A Recognised Practitioner (2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating for over 30 consecutive years
  • US News & World Report – Best Lawyers – Real Estate and Securities/Capital Markets Law (2014-2018)
  • Texas Super Lawyers for 15 consecutive years (2003-2018)
  • KIPP Houston Extra Mile Award (2018)
  • ICFM 500 Leading Lawyer (2013)
  • Center for Houston%u2019s Future IMPACT Award (2012)
  • SEARCH Homeless Services Founder%u2019s Award (2011)
  • H Texas Magazine Top Lawyer (2004-2008, 2010-2011)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine National Corporate Counsel Edition Business/Corporate Super Lawyer (2009)
  • End Hunger Network Mary Barden Keegan Award for Volunteer Service (2007)
  • Houston Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators Executive Communicator of the Year (2006)
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law


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