Halt Buzas & Powell Celebrates 50 Years

Halt Buzas & Powell Celebrates 50 Years

Steve Halt

Alexandria, Va.-based Halt Buzas & Powell announced its 50th anniversary and the retirement of partner Steve Halt.

The firm began as Loeb Roberts & Company in College Park, Md., in 1969. Twelve years later, the firm merged with Charles Gronsbell and Halt’s firm to become Loeb Roberts & Gronsbell in Alexandria, where HBP is headquartered today.

The firm focuses in financial services, corporate philanthropy and community engagement in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas.

“Halt Buzas & Powell has experienced tremendous growth and development over the past 50 years,” says Halt, who has been with the firm since 1977. “What hasn’t changed, though, is our constant commitment to strong client relationships.” Halt plans to retire on Dec. 31. Throughout 2020, he will work a reduced schedule to facilitate smooth transitions for clients and staff.

“Steve has not only been my fellow partner for 17 years, but also my mentor and close friend,”says MP Andy Powell. “When I succeeded him as managing partner, he helped me through the difficult transition and played a crucial role in making sure I knew how to take on the position.”

When he began, the firm had a little over 50 clients. Today, it represents thousands of individuals and businesses.