The Strong Firm announces expansion in The Woodlands

By: Liz Grimm
| Published 12/13/2017


THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Bret L. Strong, founder and managing shareholder of The Strong Firm P.C. announces the expansion of its law offices within Two Hughes Landing to accommodate its growth as well as the establishment of an integrated facility for mediations, arbitrations and other collaborative functions (MAC). The Strong Firm MAC will be used by the firm’s business law practice for activities aimed at supporting the trend in the legal industry toward more constructive and cost-effective approaches to the handling of legal matters.

Two Hughes Landing is located in the award-winning, 66-acre mixed-use urban center of Hughes Landing®. Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC), Hughes Landing offers panoramic views of 200-acre Lake Woodlands and a vibrant mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment all within a walkable setting.

“We are proud to announce this exciting expansion of our facilities in Hughes Landing to support of our client-focused approach to handling legal matters in the most cost-effective and collaborative way,” stated Strong. “The expansion includes more space for our increasing staff, along with the MAC that will be integrated with our practice, yet easily completely segregated with a private entrance and reception allowing for use and functions involving various numbers of persons and parties. Having been a part of the local business community for nearly 30 years, we have seen an evolving demand in Montgomery County for this sort of approach to the practice of law.”

Expanding the firm’s total space to over 11,600 square feet, the MAC will add nearly 2,500 square feet of Class A lounge, reception and conference areas overlooking the scenic Hughes Landing development. It can host in excess of 40 people in one large conference room, while allowing for private segregation in several conference areas of multiple parties from just a few up to several dozen. When combined with the conference facilities already in place at The Strong Firm, the MAC can effectively facilitate the involvement of up to six segregated parties for collaboration on legal matters. The facility will also be used for complicated three-panel arbitrations as well as jury studies and trial preparation (including depositions) with the ability to simulate a courtroom setting in one large room. The firm’s location in the heart of Hughes Landing provides diverse catering options and access to the nearby dining, shopping, grocery and lodging amenities along with the natural beauty of Lake Woodlands, all within a short walk.

“We are pleased to see a local firm with great connections to our hometown continue to grow and prosper and to employ more professionals in our community,” said Paul Layne, Executive Vice President of Master Planned Communities for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “Hughes Landing offers premier Class A office space with a great lineup of unique retailers and restaurants, luxurious multifamily living, lodging at Embassy Suites by Hilton, recreation and entertainment.”

Strong added, “This facility has been specifically planned and designed to meet the changing landscape of the legal field and the collaborative and community-focused reputation of our firm.” With Strong and senior associate attorney Wendy Lambie as certified mediators on staff, parties can have instant access to mediation facilitated by experienced attorneys at the firm. In addition, the Strong Firm will work with others in the legal and business community for managed use of the facility, which is set to open the first week of January 2018.

“The Howard Hughes Corporation is proud to partner with The Strong Firm to expand their facilities and services and grow their practice here in Hughes Landing. Tenants are our number one priority, and we are happy to accommodate their business needs,” said Layne.

The Strong Firm P.C. is a locally owned and operated business law firm founded in 2004 in The Woodlands which specializes in all aspects of business law including: real estate; oil, gas and energy; mergers, acquisitions and sales; business law and contracts; corporations, LLCs and partnerships; trusts and estate planning; commercial disputes; lending and borrowing; trademarks; and mediations and arbitration in all of these disciplines.

The firm’s team of attorneys includes Strong, Lambie, income shareholder Eric Thiergood, associate attorney Royce Lanning, associate attorney Laura Dumas, associate attorney Katherine Wilcox, and associate attorney Kristen Bates.

The Strong Firm P.C. serves individuals and businesses in The Woodlands and the Greater Houston area as well as clients around the state, the country and the world.

Community-minded, The Strong Firm P.C. is an active member of dozens of community and civic organizations including The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber and Leadership Montgomery County, and serves as the official law firm of The Woodlands Township’s three signature races: the Muddy Trails Bash, the CB&I TRI-The Woodlands Triathlon, and the Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas. In 2014, Bret Strong was named a “Hometown Hero” by Interfaith of The Woodlands.

The Strong Firm P.C. is located in The Woodlands at the Two Hughes Landing building overlooking Lake Woodlands at 1790 Hughes Landing Boulevard. For more information, call 281-367-1222 or visit the firm’s website at

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