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D Magazine Names Best Lawyers in Dallas 


Five shareholders at Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., a Texas-based law firm with offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin, have been named to the 2007 list of Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine. Chip Cavanaugh and Lee Morris were among those honored.

Each year, D Magazine mails ballots to attorneys across the Metroplex asking them to vote for the lawyers who represent the best of the profession. The publication hires a marketing research firm to tally the votes and enlists the help of a panel of well-respected local lawyers to review the list. D Magazine publishes the list of Best Lawyers each spring.

William T. (Chip) Cavanaugh, Jr. is a shareholder and chair of Munsch Hardt’s Real Estate section. He represents real estate, hospitality and healthcare companies, including REITs and private equity funds, with respect to a variety of real estate, corporate/securities, and general business matters. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School where he was Associate Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. Chip is a member of the Real Estate Council, a Director of the Real Estate Council Foundation, and a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Dallas Bar Association. He was named a Texas Super Lawyer in 2003, 2004 and 2005 and was named among the Best Lawyers in America and the Best Lawyers in Dallas in 2007.

Lee Morris is a Shareholder in the Reorganization/Corporate Finance practice group at Munsch Hardt. He has a broad range of experience in insolvency and bankruptcy, having represented debtors, committees, trustees and major creditors in all phases of reorganization and liquidation. Additionally, his past role as lead counsel in a number of complex commercial disputes and trials has enabled him to provide to his clients a level of litigation and courtroom expertise that, in combination with his business sophistication, creativity and diligence, leads to results. Lee is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification and is a frequent speaker on a variety of bankruptcy and creditors' rights issues. He also regularly serves as part of the faculty for programs sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin and his Juris Doctor from The University of Houston Law Center where he was Editor of the Houston Law Review. Lee is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, the College of the State Bar of Texas, The University of Texas President’s Association, and the Honorable John C. Ford American Inn of Court.

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., is a commercial law firm dedicated to providing businesses with sophisticated legal services and practical business solutions. With offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin, Munsch Hardt serves clients in many legal areas including Reorganization and Corporate Finance, Corporate & Securities, Litigation, Real Estate, Appellate Law, White Collar Crime, Intellectual Property Litigation, Energy, Oil & Gas, and Tax. For more information visit