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Four Munsch Hardt Lawyers Designated Super Lawyers in Corporate Counsel Edition 


Munsch Hardt, a Texas based law firm with over 100 attorneys and offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin, Texas, announced that five lawyers were designated Texas "Super Lawyers," which will be published in the May/June 2009 Corporate Counsel Edition by Key Professional Media, Inc. Frederick W. Addison, III and Mary W. Koks were recognized in Environmental and William (Chip) T. Cavanaugh, Jr., Carl Klinke and Richard O. Kopf were acknowledged in Real Estate.

Published since 2008, the Corporate Counsel Edition is a directory of a nationwide attorneys selected by those named to the Super Lawyers list in business related practice areas. Polling, research and selection are performed by Law & Politics, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc.

Frederick W. Addison, III
Rick has 30 years of experience in environmental and commercial counseling and litigation as well as other government regulatory matters. His practice includes the representation of corporations, individuals and organizations involved in computer, civil and criminal state and federal related litigation. He participates in matters involving the Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA) and comparable state laws. He has also participated as trial or lead counsel in numerous commercial lawsuits involving antitrust, defective products, securities regulation, loan, commercial contracts, covenants not to compete, the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), torts and injunctive proceedings. He obtained his Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law and his Bachelor of Business Administration, graduating cum laude, from Southern Methodist University.

William (Chip) T. Cavanaugh, Jr.
 Chip's practice focuses on real estate, hospitality and health care companies with respect to a variety of real estate, corporate/securities and general business matters. In his career, Chip has represented investors, developers, private equity funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT's), management companies, lenders and corporations in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing, management and sale of office, retail, multifamily, industrial, hospitality, health care, seniors housing and residential properties. Chip has particular experience in the formation of partnerships, joint ventures and funds for the investment of capital in real estate opportunities. Chip received his Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he served as Associate Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review, and his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Administration, graduating cum laude, from Southern Methodist University.

Mary W. Koks
Mary has more than 26 years of experience in a practice that is focused on environmental compliance and litigation. She received her Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law, her Master of Arts in Government and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of South Carolina.

Richard O. Kopf
Rick was one of the firm's founding partners, is currently the firm's Vice Chairman and has served in virtually every position of responsibility within the firm, including Managing Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for over 12 years and as a member of our Compensation Committee for over 15 years. Rick earned his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law and received his Bachelor of Science from Bowling Green State University.

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