Officials with The Woodlands-based law firm Kean Miller announced in a news release Jan. 23 attorney Brian Albert has joined the firm as a partner. Formerly a shareholder of The Strong Firm, Albert will focus on real estate matters as well as business and corporate matters.

"This important addition expands our ability to provide clients with quality transactional and real estate services in the Lone Star state and a seamless client experience across our regional footprint," the firm said in the news release.