Press Release

Munsch Hardt Welcomes First-Year Associates

Sep 18, 2019

Candidates for the bar join the Firm’s Bankruptcy, Corporate and Real Estate practices

(DALLAS) Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. (Munsch Hardt) is pleased to welcome two first-year Associates: Patrick Dean to its Dallas office; and Grant Beiner to its Houston office. These three new hires will further bolster the Firm’s Bankruptcy, Corporate and Securities and Real Estate practices.

“We are excited to welcome our 2019 class of associates to the Firm. They each have an impressive set of credentials, and, as summer associates, they exhibited excellence in their work product,” said Phil Appenzeller, CEO of Munsch Hardt. “We are not only excited to watch them grow in their careers, but we are also confident in their ability to contribute to their respective practice areas, as they bring fresh insights that will contribute to the momentum we are experiencing within the firm.”

Patrick Dean: Corporate and Securities – Dallas

Dean is a member of the Firm’s Corporate and Securities practice. He received his Juris Doctor from Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, where he graduated second in his class and served as the Articles Editor of the Texas A&M Law Review. He also served as President of the Energy Law Association, Teaching Assistant for the Academic Support Program, and as a Pupil of the Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court. Prior to joining Munsch Hardt as a first-year, Dean worked as a Summer Associate in Munsch Hardt’s Dallas office, and he served as a Judicial Intern for The Honorable Judge Jane Boyle in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Dean earned his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Texas A&M University.

Grant Beiner: Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency – Houston

Beiner is a member of the Firm’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency practice. A graduate of South Texas College of Law at Houston, he was awarded the Dean’s Merit Scholarship and recognized as a Presidential Fellow. He also served as a member of the South Texas Law Review, the Jewish Law Students Association (Vice President) and the Houston Young Lawyers Association. Before joining Munsch Hardt as a first-year, Beiner worked as a Summer Associate in Munsch Hardt’s Houston office, and he served as a Judicial Intern for The Honorable Justice Keyes in the First Court of Appeals, as well as a Senior Legal Intern for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Beiner earned a Bachelor of Music from South Florida University and a Master’s of Music from Rice University.