Press Release

Munsch Hardt Real Estate Group Recognized as Industry Leaders in 2014 Chambers USA

Jul 1, 2014

Munsch Hardt proudly announces its Real Estate practice has been once again ranked at Band 3 by Chambers & Partners (Chambers), publishers of Chambers USA. Two Munsch Hardt Shareholders – William (Chip) Cavanaugh and Rick Kopf – received recognition as notable practitioners within the firm’s Real Estate practice. Each year, the distinguished publisher releases a guide of the top ranked practices and attorneys in the country based in part on client and peer feedback.

The guide noted the Real Estate practice’s greatest strengths include providing both superior client service and value-driven results. During Chambers’ interview process, clients described the Munsch Hardt team as “incredibly thorough” and “very client-responsive and able to handle complex transactions.”

Chambers also acknowledged the Real Estate team maintained a solid reputation throughout Texas for representing clients in acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing, and financing matters.

“We are honored to once again be recognized by Chambers USA as having one of the top Real Estate practices in Texas,” said Phil Appenzeller, CEO of Munsch Hardt. “Recognition based on feedback from our clients and peers is the highest compliment we could receive. Personally, I am proud to work with a team of lawyers who continually roll up their sleeves to bring expertise and value to our clients every day.”

At the individual attorney level, founding partner Rick Kopf received praise from a client whom he advised on the recapitalization of a commercial real estate portfolio. The client told Chambers Kopf provides “good, sound, practical advice on both business matters and legal matters.”

Additionally, Chip Cavanaugh was highly regarded for his work on a wide array of real estate matters. Cavanaugh’s clients described him as “great at handling very complex transactions and fund documentation and structuring.”

Chambers USA is published annually by Chambers & Partners to assess and rank the leading law firms and attorneys in the United States. All rankings are based on in-depth interviews with clients, colleagues, and the lawyers themselves, as well as relevant industry work conducted over the course of one calendar year.