Press Release

Munsch Hardt Welcomes New Shareholder Bill Swart to Dallas Office

Mar 4, 2021

(DALLAS, Texas) Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. (Munsch Hardt) is pleased to announce the hiring of Shareholder Bill Swart, who joined the Firm’s Dallas office on March 1. Swart was previously a Partner at Perkins Coie, where he worked with private equity funds and family offices in mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions.

“We are happy to welcome a talented practitioner such as Bill join our Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions practice,” said Phil C. Appenzeller, Jr., CEO of Munsch Hardt. “Bill has dedicated his entire career to representing middle-market and early-stage companies in the healthcare, technology and energy industries, and his experience will be extremely beneficial as we continue pursuing growth in those verticals.” 

Swart regularly represents clients in sale transactions, expansion strategies and recapitalizations. He has also gained experience with private equity structures and practices, managing expectations among buyers, sellers, lenders, management and other parties associated with complex transactions.

“Having worked in many high-risk transactional situations, I’ve seen firsthand the importance of trusted, local counsel,” stated Swart. “With that in mind, moving to Munsch Hardt made sense for two primary reasons – first Munsch Hardt is a full-service, middle-market firm focused on serving my traditional client base of high-growth, middle-market clients, and second, Munsch Hardt’s size and structure allows me to offer mid-size clients rates that make sense within the Texas legal market. I am grateful to be joining the Firm and very much look forward to being an integral part of the transactional team.”

While Munsch Hardt’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice represents multi-billion dollar conglomerates and other large business enterprises, its emphasis in transactional matters is on the middle-market – primarily private companies at various stages of growth, conducting transactions valued between $10 MM and $500 MM. This frequently leads to negotiating multistate, cross-border transactions on both the buy and sell side.