Howard Bookstaff

Howard Bookstaff is a Partner in the Hoover Slovacek multi-family practice area primarily concentrating in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, landlord/tenant law and community association law for over 30 years.

Mr. Bookstaff received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and his undergraduate degree in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is board certified in the areas of commercial and residential real estate and property owners association law.  He has consistently been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers® list. 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 is a frequent speaker at various landlord/tenant and fair housing seminars. He is also a fair housing trainer with the Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs. Mr. Bookstaff authors a monthly article in Abode, the Houston Apartment Association magazine, where he provides insight on a variety of topics of interest to the apartment industry.

Mr. Bookstaff represents an array of clients who own and manage various types of real estate.  He provides legal counsel ranging from the purchase and sale of real estate to litigation matters including 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.