This weekend in San Antonio an epic musical extravaganza took place to celebrate 25 years of Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys.
This was not the average office party, though. The estimated $10 million dollar bash was an epic bonanza that won over the big hearts of the state of Texas.
The highly-anticipated soiree was playfully hosted by actor-comedian George Lopez. It was topped with incredible performances by world-renowned music artists including Austin Mahone, The Chainsmokers, Enrique Iglesias, a DJ set by Lil Jon and a surprise appearance by Maroon 5.
The evening began like a fairytale and ended with every prince and princess in the kingdom dancing at the ball until nearly 2:30 in the morning. Entering the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center’s Hemisfair Ballroom, the firm’s 400 employees, family, clients, guests, and friends walked down a red carpet the length of the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium. Enchanting candles, 30-foot tall cherry trees in full blossom, and actors dressed as Grecian statues lined the entryway as attendees were greeted with glasses of champagne.
In total over 1,100 black-tie guests enjoyed the evening that had blissful sounds and sightings all night. Amongst the crowd were mingling such stars as Kendra Wilkinson, Imani Scott, Kelly Osbourne, Shania Shaik, and Lance Bass.
The party atmosphere was as stunning as the décor that featured walls of fresh, red roses that were flown in from across the world; beautiful Phalaenopsis orchids on the dozens of tables, and more than 2,500 candles lit throughout the venue.
Throughout the night guests indulged in flowing open bars, over 500 bottles of Champagne, and several food stations of fresh shrimp, Tex Mex tacos, sliders and over-the-top desserts.
Every musical act was top-notch and incredibly produced. Throughout the entire show, the dance floor was buzzing with enthusiasm and fan shout-outs. Enrique Iglesias got the crowd swaying to beating rhythms of “Bailamos,” followed by Adam Levine getting the guests to all sing along to “This Love.” Lil Jon was so captivating in his stunning set that even Henry and Lopez themselves got on top of the DJ booth to rock out. The Chainsmokers electrifying act closed out the night that ended with attendees dancing out of the ballroom’s doors to their cars.
Thomas J. Henry is an attorney and philanthropist who is no stranger to throwing parties to be remembered. In 2016, the $6 million Quinceañera they threw for their daughter Maya was a viral sensation. They also sponsored the 2016 Apollo in the Hamptons event at Ron Perelman home, the 2017 Republic Records Grammy after-party, and the 2017 Maxim Super Bowl party.
The man with the golden touch loves the vision of bashes, but he also has a heart just as big as his parties when it comes to giving back to his employees and the community. Henry is also a well-known philanthropist – hosting and sponsoring large scale community events and donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to education initiatives, armed forces and veterans causes, pet-related charities, child abuse prevention, poverty, and more.
“I help people because I know what it feels like to be treated poorly, and to be in an economic class that people don’t respect,” said the lawyer about his own personal story that inspired him to help those in need with a variety of generous charitable donations. “I show them that there are people who care for them and we all have a path in life. We are one giant community in the world.”
Such generosity flowing from his personal life to the celebration made this a night for the memory books.