On Tuesday, June 29th, the Houston Business Journal honored our Principal and Founder Gregory M. Cokinos as one of the 2021 Most Admired CEOs. Gregory is one of the 30 Houston-area CEOs to receive the award. In selecting the CEO honorees, a panel of judges looked for characteristics such as contribution to company success, civic involvement, career achievement and more. The Most Admired CEO honorees are divided into for-profit and nonprofit categories. The honorees represent several of Houston’s prominent industries, with CEOs from health care systems, law firms, real estate firms.
Gregory and two colleagues founded Cokinos | Young in Houston in 1989 with only three lawyers. The vision was to grow the firm by providing quality service to the construction industry. And he has done just that. Cokinos | Young has remained fully committed to providing the highest level of legal knowledge, skill, and expertise to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. Throughout the life of the firm, Cokinos | Young adapted and evolved with our clients’ needs into a true full-service business law firm. More than 31 years later, the firm has expanded to six coast-to-coast offices, over 90 lawyers, and recognized by some of the most respected national and international legal ranking and review services. All of that occurred under the leadership of Gregory Cokinos.
Gregory was the first Houston lawyer inducted into the prestigious American College of Construction Lawyers, an invitation associated only with the top 1% of construction lawyers in North America. He has been named one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in the State of Texas each year since 2007 and a Texas Super Lawyer each year since 2005 by Thompson Reuters. Since 2006, Gregory has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America and received the 2018 Lawyer of the Year Award from Best Lawyers. These are only a few examples of his many recognitions and achievements.
“Gregory is among the most well-known and accomplished lawyers in Houston. His name and brand are synonymous with complex construction disputes.” says Houston Principal Russell Smith.
Gregory devotes considerable time to the community. It only takes a short conversation with Gregory to learn his priorities outside of work: his family, the Greek Orthodox Church, and of course, Texas A&M University, where he teaches Advanced Topics in Construction Law.
Congratulations, Gregory, on a well-deserved award. We are thankful for you and all you do!
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