The Houston Firm brings business savvy to your goals and challenges. We deliver customized legal counsel for the life of your enterprise, from startup and capital raising to growing or restructuring. Our comprehensive services range from strategic planning and putting together complex deals to courtroom advocacy and debt solutions when your company is threatened.
For 30-Plus Years
To Make Your Move
From 30 years of experience negotiating deals and litigating business disputes and commercial bankruptcies, I can help clients avoid pitfalls and nip conflicts in the bud. I am a strong believer in using targeted litigation to get a business resolution. Aggressive representation gets results when you know which buttons to push.
The Houston Firm has many longstanding clients –from mom-and-pop retailers to large commercial developers – who have come to trust my insights and advice.
We Realize That Business Is
It’s never “just business.” You have a vested financial stake as well as a visceral personal investment in the success of your enterprise. You may have anxiety about going “all in” on a commercial venture. Or perhaps you’re in knots because your company is struggling and the vultures are circling.
I will listen to your issues with a caring and compassionate ear. I’ll help you troubleshoot the problem from all angles. I’ll partner with you to figure it out and get you through the problem. And then, I am always just a phone call away when the next opportunity arises or the next conflict rears its head.
I am Bart A. Houston, an experienced and diversified attorney with deep roots in the Fort Lauderdale area. My father and mentor, J. Edward Houston, was a bankruptcy judge, bank president and civic leader who was a driving force in shaping and promoting Broward County. I had the privilege of practicing law with him until his passing in 2014, and The Houston Firm carries on the legacy of high-caliber and hands-on support for the local business community.
I am AV rated* through Martindale-Hubbell and licensed in Florida and Georgia, including the United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern districts of Florida and for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Is The Key To Positive Results
The Houston Firm gets many repeat clients and referrals. They know they can count on me to find the way forward. I won’t give you legal jargon. I won’t sugarcoat your situation. You will have my cellphone number and your legal matter will have my full attention.
Call my Fort Lauderdale office at 954-869-9155 to schedule a free consultation, or use the form below to give a few details about your legal needs.
Seeking help is the hardest part.
We are here when you are ready.