Press Release

Munsch Hardt Welcomes First-Year Associates

Sep 18, 2019

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

(DALLAS) Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. (Munsch Hardt) is pleased to welcome four first-year Associates: Patrick Dean, Sarah Hendrix and Caroline Nunnally to its Dallas office; and Grant Beiner to its Houston office. These four new hires will further bolster the Firm’s Bankruptcy, Litigation 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: Litigation – Dallas

Dean is a member of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation 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.

Sarah Hendrix: Real Estate – Dallas

Hendrix is a member of the Firm’s Real Estate practice. She received her Juris Doctor and Master’s degree in Business Administration as a concurrent graduate of SMU’s Dedman School of Law and Cox School of Business. In addition to being a William A. Hunter Memorial Scholarship recipient, a Choctaw Higher Education Advancement Scholar and a Forte Scholar, Hendrix served as an Associate and Staff Editor of the SMU International Law Review Association. Prior to joining Munsch Hardt as a first-year, Sarah worked as a Summer Associate in Munsch Hardt’s Dallas office, and she served as a Judicial Extern through the Texas State Court Judicial Externship Program for Justice Elizabeth Lang-Miers, a Justice on the Court of Appeals for the 5th District of Texas. Hendrix earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University. 

Caroline Nunnally: Litigation – Dallas

Nunnally is a member of the Firm’s Litigation practice. She received her Juris Doctor from SMU’s Dedman School of Law, where she served as an Associate and Staff Editor of the SMU International Law Review Association.  She also was the Director of the Student Bar Association’s Mentor Program and Historian of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Fraternity. Prior to joining Munsch Hardt as a first-year, Nunnally worked as a Summer Associate in Munsch Hardt’s Dallas office, and served as a Judicial Intern for The Honorable Jason Boatright in the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals, a Student Attorney for SMU Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women and a Legal Intern at the Genesis Women’s Shelter. Nunnally earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Auburn University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

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.