By Elsa Maxey
An open house/ribbon cutting in Sugar Land Town Center is always a great place to be, and this month on January 14th,, the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s feature was at Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC (RMWBH), that prestigious Texas law firm in Sugar Land on Plaza Drive. Chamber President Keri Schmidt along with Chamber associates actively continues to help build essential connections and networks most notably at this recent ribbon cutting. The law practice has about 40 attorneys in offices in Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and in Sugar Land,where there are 9 attorneys. Although RMWBH has been at Town Square for 10 years, it just now moved down the hall into a larger space, which called for the celebration. This upcoming October, the firm will be celebrating its 35th anniversary.
Making the visiting rounds in his turf at the ribbon cutting was of counsel Judge Pete, the name that comes to mind when in Pedro Ruiz’s presence. Ruiz, who’s been with RMWBH for six months, served as a District Court Associate Judge in Fort Bend for over 10 years, actually closer to 12 years. He also recently celebrated a birthday, too, so the open house almost segued as part of a birthday festivity. 400th District Court Judge Maggie Jaramillo, also at the event, not only shared stories about her dog, but instantly called up photos of the pup. 434th District Judge James Shoemake and 240th District Court Judge Chad Bridges also mingled among the celebrants of the ribbon cutting.
This event followed the dedication of the Carl Favre Board Room the previous week. It was also featured during the open house as casual tours of the law offices took place ending up in what is called the City Walk Lounge in the law office overlooking passersby at Town Square. Associate Attorney Justin Markel pointed out the vibrant colors of a painting in the glass walled Favre board room conjuring up color theory in the expression of the artwork. Overall, one could say that the local office layout feels active since it has many natural light features.
Also spotted at the new digs open house were Aaron Dobbs and Kelley Fentley, attorneys of the law firm, that have been advising residents on Medicare issues as evidenced by their info sharing participation in last fall’s Senior Expo organized by the Star. Himesh Gandhi and his lovely wife, Farrah, who is with W. J. Interests, made the rounds visiting with Dee Koch of the George Foundation, Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard and a whole host of others at the festive event.
Post and tweets about the ribbon cutting were popping during the evening with guests from Brazos Bend Guardianship