We maintain strong ties to the local community and actively participate
in and support many civic, charitable, and educational organizations.
Our staff contributes and volunteers to work at charity and non-profit
functions. The events and organizations that we support include:
The Houston Business and Tax
Law Journal ("HBTLJ")
The Houston Business and
Tax Law Journal is a scholarly journal managed and distributed
by students at the University of Houston Law Center. The Journal
serves the scholarly interests of students, academics, and
professionals within the legal community. HBTLJ is a medium
for thought provoking academic discussions and practical application
insights in the following areas of law: Corporate, Securities,
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Employment,
Labor, Mergers/Acquisitions, and Tax.
HBTLJ was founded by law students with a strong interest
in business and tax law. They offer the opportunity to consider
and discuss the most pervasive and relevant topics in contemporary
law. They are committed equally to pure scholarship and its
practical application. In addition to the commitment from
the Board of Editors and the members, HBTLJ is privileged
to have the guidance of professors at the Law Center. Professors
Paul Janicke, Geraldine Moohr, Douglas K. Moll, Raymond T.
Nimmer, Michael A. Olivas, Ira B. Shepard, William P. Streng,
Ronald Turner, and Jacqueline Weaver serve as faculty advisors
for the Journal. This very distinguished group provides the
editors and members with expertise in all areas of business
and tax law.
Houston PetSet is a not-for-profit membership-based organization
comprised of professionals that are devoted to making a difference
in the animal community in the Greater Houston area.
They strongly believe that we can make a difference in the
lives of abused, abandoned and unwanted animals through education
and promotion of a variety of animal welfare issues.
Assistance Program (SNAP)
By keeping animals healthy, SNAP's services create healthy
communities. The cost of dog and cat overpopulation is immense;
is measured not only by the estimated 7,000,000 animal lives
lost each year in U.S. animal shelters, but it is also measured
by the $2 billion tax dollars spent annually on animal sheltering
and control programs. SNAP is a worldwide leader in helping
communities solve problems for both animals and people.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is
to end the devastating effects of MS.
The Society and its network of chapters promote research,
educate, advocate on critical issues, and organize a wide
range of programs, including support for the newly diagnosed
and those living with MS.
The Lone Star Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis
Society, chartered in 1955, serves more than 17,000 individuals
who are affected by multiple sclerosis in 141 Texas counties.
Services include information and referrals, equipment loans,
education programs, caring and wellness programs, emergency
financial assistance, self-help groups, research updates,
and clinical and peer support programs. The chapter works
closely with the medical community to enhance MS knowledge
and treatment. All funds are privately raised and 83 cents
of every dollar is used to benefit people affected by multiple
BP MS 150
The BP MS 150 Bike Tour is a two-day cycling adventure from
Houston to Austin that raises funds to help people living
with MS.This BP MS 150 Recommended Ride allowed riders to
complete a 20, 40 and 70 mile open course bike ride through
historic neighborhoods of Houston.
All proceeds benefited Houston Parks and Recreation Department,
through Houston Parks Board.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) works to better
the lives of children and their families around the world.
Since 1974 RMHC has supported more than 10 million families
around the world through the Ronald McDonald House, with the
help of hundreds of thousands of passionate and caring volunteers,
donors and RMHC staff.
RMHC and its global network of local Chapters in 48 countries
has awarded more than $400 million dollars in grants and program
services worldwide to make an immediate, positive impact on
as many children as possible.