Kathleen (Kitty) O'Connell Henry

Shareholder


500 N. Akard Street Suite 3800 Dallas, TX 75201-6659


214.855.7500 Main

214.855.7506 Direct

214.978.4308 Fax

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Kathleen (Kitty) is a Shareholder in the Real Estate section of the Dallas office of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr.  She has practiced real estate law in Dallas for more than 25 years. She primarily focuses her practice on the representation of landlords and tenants in office, industrial and retail leases. She negotiates leases for multiple institutional owners as well as tenants in a wide variety of businesses and industries. And Kitty currently represents the ownership of one of Dallas’ most historic and prestigious shopping centers as well as the ownership of some of the area’s premier office buildings.

Kitty's clients appreciate her efforts to forge common ground between parties and resolve issues in an amicable manner, when possible.  Her experience includes handling lease negotiations for one of the transactions awarded the Dallas Business Journal’s 2013 Best Real Estate Deal, Deal of the Year.

Kitty leads a team of Munsch Hardt attorneys in handling the leasing and property management issues for an approximately 15 million square foot portfolio of industrial properties throughout Texas and the southeastern United States. She has represented landlords in numerous lease transactions involving more than 100,000 rentable square feet of space and has negotiated ground leases on both the landlord and tenant side.

In addition to Kitty's leasing expertise, she has extensive experience in representing purchasers and sellers in all types of commercial properties.

She is actively in involved in numerous leadership roles within Munsch Hardt.  She is co-founder and current co-chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative program and is a former co-chair of the firm's Law School Hiring Program. Kitty is the third generation of her family involved in Dallas commercial real estate, following in the steps of her father and grandfather who partnered for many years in the Dallas firm of Hudson & Hudson. She is a frequent speaker and faculty member for CoreNet Global events.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law

    Southwestern Law Journal, Notes and Comments Editor; Order of Barristers, Lord Chief Baron

  • Bachelor of Arts from University of Texas at Austin

    Graduated with Honors

AWARDS & HONORS

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Women Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2010
  • Luminary Award, CoreNet Global, 2011 (Top Rated Speaker)
  • Top Rated Faculty, CoreNet Global, 2008, 2011

 


BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Texas

  • CoreNet Global, Southwest, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, Member
  • Dallas Summer Musicals, Board of Directors, Member
  • ICSC, Member
  • NAIOP, North Texas Chapter, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • The Center for American and International Law, (2013-present), Member