Rascal Flatts, a trio that performed at RodeoHouston in March, will provide the musical entertainment at the Lanier Law Firm’s annual holiday party on Dec. 4. “They are in incredible band, just hit after hit,” says W. Mark Lanier, founder of the Houston plaintiff’s firm. “They are genuinely good people, and it will be a delight to have them here.” Lanier says he expects about 6,500 people to attend the family oriented party held at his house in the Cypress area of northwest Houston. Lanier says the invitation his wife, Becky, designed is in “final form.” For the fourth year, the firm will invite party guests to make a charitable contribution. Lanier says the money will go to Guatemala SANA, a charity that builds schools, equips classrooms and provides food for children of Guatemala, some local charities in Houston, and, in conjunction with Rascal Flatts, a hospital in Nashville. “Rascal Flatts is motivated by charitable concerns, just as Becky and I are, and this is a joint effort with them to use the Christmas season to help those less fortunate, and we are glad to get to partner with them in that regard,” Lanier says. Rascal Flatts’ song “Easy” featuring Natasha Bedingfield, is currently #20 on Billboard’s Country Songs chart. The entertainment always makes the firm’s party a must for members of the Texas legal community. In 2010, Sting performed, while the party featured New Jersey rock band Bon Jovi in 2009, and teen pop singer Miley Cyrus in 2008. “We’ve got a couple of extra surprises planned this year,” Lanier says.
-- Brenda Sapino Jeffreys