Richard O. Kopf



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

O: 214.855.7500
D: 214.855.7518

Rick is a founding partner of Munsch Hard Kopf & Harr, and he serves as the head of the firm's Real Estate section. He has held a variety of other leadership positions within Munsch Hardt, including Vice Chairman, Managing Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, and he has served as a member of the Compensation Committe for more than 15 years.

Rick's representation of entrepreneurial real estate investors includes acquisition, development, construction, financing, leasing and sale transactions of all types of income and non-income producing real property. That representation has a strong emphasis on the lodging and resort industries, comprising the acquisition and development of mixed-use projects, hotels, condominiums and golf course properties. He has had extensive experience in the structuring of transactions and the preparation, review and negotiation of contracts, management and operating agreements, partnership agreements, leases and conveyancing and financing documentation. The diversity of Ricks practice gives him the ability to see all sides of a transaction and to anticipate and deal with potential issues and problems that may be raised by opposing counsel.


  • Bachelor of Science from Bowling Green State University
  • Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law


  • AV® Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2010-2013, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Texas' Best Lawyers, Woodward/White, Inc., 2013-2016
  • Leaders in Their Field, Real Estate, Texas, Chambers USA, 2011-2017
  • Real Estate Super Lawyers — Business Edition and Corporate Counsel Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2009-2010
  • Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2003-2012



  • Dallas Bar Association, Real Property Law Section
  • Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association, Past Chairman of Commercial Committee
  • Dallas Zoological Society, Board of Directors
  • Downtown Dallas, Inc.
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • The Real Estate Council, Sustaining Member and Past Board of Directors Member


May 2015
Munsch Hardt Turns 30 and has a Story to Tell Mark Curriden

Texas Lawbook

May 2015
At 30, Munsch Hardt law firm looks to middle market to grow Bill Hethcock, Dallas Business Journal
December 2013
Fireside Chat

The Real Estate Council monthly newsletter, Real Brief