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Munsch Hardt Adds Corporate Finance Partner in Houston

May 17, 2016
Law360

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC expanded its transactional and corporate finance practice, adding David M. Sloan as shareholder in Houston. Sloan was previously a name partner at a boutique and has more than 30 years’ experience, the firm announced Monday.

Sloan lands at Munsch Hardt after having served as a founding partner at Sloan & Moyer LLP, now MoyerPatton, since its inception in 2002. Sloan, who has an extensive background handling corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions and other transactional work, is the latest addition to both the corporate and securities and finance practices, the firm said.

In a statement Monday, Munsch Hardt CEO Phil Appenzeller said Sloan’s background is an ideal fit for the firm.

“In light of the current market, we saw a need to build upon our M&A and finance capabilities in the Houston area,” he said. “We believe having a top-tier transactions attorney who also is accustomed to restructuring matters will complement our well-quipped team as they actively and strategically guide clients in the oil and gas and financial services industries through the turbulent issues they are facing.”

Sloan built up a track record of success in Houston stretching back several years before he started his own firm representing banks, privately held and public companies and entrepreneurial ventures, according to Munsch Hardt.

He has spent the majority of his career counseling various business enterprises on matters ranging from general corporate counseling and the acquisition and sale of private entities to debt restructuring, real estate transactions and private equity transactions, the firm said.

Sloan, who previously served as a military policeman and paratrooper in the U.S. Army, has also worked at Bank of the Southwest in Houston, the firm said.

Munsch Hardt’s platform, culture and attorneys – some of whom Sloan has worked with in the past – drew him to the firm, where he is excited to be a contributor and move the practice forward, he said in a statement Monday.

“Senior management’s vision, the firm’s entrepreneurial and business approach also aligns nicely with my practice,” he said. “Munsch Hardt offers me the opportunity to be a part of a larger platform while still staying within a reasonable rate structure.”

Sloan received his law degree from the University of Houston and his undergraduate degree in finance from Arizona State University. In addition to his practice, he is actively involved in many charitable organizations with a particular focus on a West Houston nonprofit helping to break the cycles of poverty and fatherlessness in a low-income environment, the firm said.

Munsch Hardt is a Texas-based, midsized commercial law firm with more than 115 attorneys in Austin, Dallas and Houston. In addition to its recent addition of Sloan, the firm also hired a former Norton Rose Fulbright attorney in its Houston office earlier this month to handle bankruptcy issues.

By: Alex Wolf; editing by Jack Karp.