Press Release

Munsch Hardt Attorneys Recognized as ‘Houston’s Top Lawyers 2014’

Jul 11, 2014

Munsch Hardt is pleased to announce the selection of its attorneys to H Texas Magazine’s “Houston’s Top Lawyers 2014.” For 20 years, H Texas has been showcasing legal professionals in the greater Houston area based on client and peer reviews.

“Recognition by one of the largest publications in Texas is evidence of Munsch Hardt’s growing reputation as an industry leader,” said Phil Appenzeller, CEO of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. “We are proud the abilities, professionalism and integrity of these individuals has been recognized by their clients and peers.”

The Munsch Hardt attorneys listed as Houston’s Top Lawyers 2014 are:

Mark Biskamp – Real Estate

Biskamp maintains a national real estate practice involving the acquisition, sale, development, leasing, management and financing of real estate in cities across the United States. He regularly advises pension funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), developers, lending institutions and institutional investors on a variety of commercial real estate matters and business transactions. He also serves as a member of the firm’s Management Committee. This is the fourth consecutive year Biskamp has been recognized as a Top Lawyer by H Texas.

Gary Ilagan – Immigration

Ilagan is an experienced Immigration lawyer who has devoted his career to family-based and employment-based Immigration, I-9 compliance and Naturalization/US Citizenship. He provides innovative Immigration solutions to families and to companies and their employees in the oil and gas, engineering, healthcare, biomedical research, media, information technology, telecommunications, education, industrial services and manufacturing industries. This is the fourth year Ilagan has been recognized as a Top Lawyer by H Texas.

Mary Koks – Environmental

Koks' practice focuses on environmental compliance and litigation matters. Her experience includes the representation of potentially responsible parties and landowners in environmental lawsuits, representation of clients in administrative and civil enforcement cases before the Environmental Protection Agency, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and State Office of Administrative Hearings, and assisting and advising client on environmental issues in real estate related transactions, corporate acquisitions and mergers, insurance claims as well as regulatory compliance issues. This is the fourth year Koks has been recognized as a Top Lawyer by H Texas.

Fred Wahrlich – Restructuring, Creditor’s Rights & Finance

Wahrlich regularly represents both businesses and individuals in a wide variety of litigation and bankruptcy related matters. He has more than 25 years of experience in handling litigation in state and federal courts, and has also served as Assistant General Counsel to an independent oil and gas company. He currently serves as the Director for the Boys & Girls Harbor and as the Chairman of the Board and President for Joyful Toyful Fiesta, Inc. This is the sixth consecutive year Wahrlich has been recognized as a Top Lawyer by H Texas.

To be considered for the Houston’s Top Lawyers list, attorneys are nominated specifically for his or her practice group by a client or peer, and are evaluated through professional background checks based on previous cases. H Texas magazine selects final nominees by mailing ballots to local lawyers inviting them to vote. The complete 2014 Top Lawyers list is featured in the 2014 summer issue.