Press Release

Phil Appenzeller and Chris Speer Honored by D CEO in 2024 ‘Dallas 500’ Directory

Nov 16, 2023

(DALLAS) D CEO Magazine recognized Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. (Munsch Hardt) CEO Phil Appenzeller and Dallas Shareholder Chris Speer in its 2024 edition of the Dallas 500 directory of the City’s most influential business leaders. Produced by the editors of D CEO, the award-winning business title of D Magazine Partners, the Dallas 500 publication profiles the most integral leaders in North Texas in more than 50 different business categories.

Appenzeller serves as the CEO of Munsch Hardt and as a member of the Firm's Board of Directors, as well as the Compensation, Operations and Diversity Committees. As a litigator, Phil’s practice focuses on large, complex commercial litigation cases involving fiduciaries and creditors against former officers, directors and other professional advisors of failed companies. He also represents clients on a variety of securities litigation matters.

Speer serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors and is head of the Firm’s Tax Law practice. He represents entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes, ranging from start-ups to publicly traded companies. Speer’s clients are active leaders in a variety of industries, including health care, insurance, manufacturing, media services, professional services, real estate, restaurant and software development and services, among others.

Both Appenzeller and Speer were honored among other 2024 Dallas 500 honorees at a reception held on November 16, 2023, at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. This is an outstanding achievement and Munsch Hardt is honored to have two of its own named to the 2024 Dallas 500 Directory