Kathleen "Kitty"

O'Connell Henry

Shareholder
500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

Overview

Kitty has practiced real estate law in Dallas for more than 30 years, during which time she has focused her practice on representing landlords and tenants in office, industrial and retail leases. She negotiates leases for multiple institutional owners as well as tenants in a wide variety of businesses and industries. Kitty currently represents the ownership of one of Dallas’ most historic and prestigious shopping centers as well as the ownership of some of the area’s premier office buildings. On the tenant side, she represents one of the nation's largest manufacturers and retailers of tile and flooring materials.

Kitty’s clients appreciate her timeliness, as well as her efforts to forge common ground between parties, resolving issues in an amicable manner, when possible. Her experience includes handling lease negotiations for one of the transactions awarded the Dallas Business Journal’s 2013 “Best Real Estate Deal, Deal of the Year.”

Kitty leads a team of Munsch Hardt attorneys in handling the leasing and property management issues for an approximately 15 million square foot portfolio of industrial properties throughout Texas and the southeastern United States. She has represented landlords and tenants in numerous lease transactions involving more than 250,000 square feet of space.

In addition to Kitty’s leasing expertise, she has extensive experience in representing purchasers and sellers in all types of commercial properties.

She is actively involved in numerous leadership roles within Munsch Hardt. She recently served on the Firm’s Management Committee, is the co-founder of the Firm’s Women’s Initiative Group and a former co-chair of the Firm’s Law School Hiring Program. Kitty is the third generation of her family involved in Dallas commercial real estate, following in the steps of her father and grandfather who partnered for many years in the Dallas firm of Hudson & Hudson. She is also a frequent speaker and faculty member for CoreNet Global events.

Education

Admission

Achievements

  • CoreNet Global, Luminary Award – Top Rated Speaker (2011); Top Rated Faculty (2008, 2011, 2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®, Peer Review RatedTM
  • Memberships

    • CoreNet Global, Southwest
    • Dallas Bar Association, Real Property Law Section
    • Dallas Summer Musicals (Board of Directors)
    • International Council of Shopping Centers
    • NAIOP, North Texas Chapter
    • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate and Probate and Trust Law Sections

Overview

Kitty has practiced real estate law in Dallas for more than 30 years, during which time she has focused her practice on representing landlords and tenants in office, industrial and retail leases. She negotiates leases for multiple institutional owners as well as tenants in a wide variety of businesses and industries. Kitty currently represents the ownership of one of Dallas’ most historic and prestigious shopping centers as well as the ownership of some of the area’s premier office buildings. On the tenant side, she represents one of the nation's largest manufacturers and retailers of tile and flooring materials.

Kitty’s clients appreciate her timeliness, as well as her efforts to forge common ground between parties, resolving issues in an amicable manner, when possible. Her experience includes handling lease negotiations for one of the transactions awarded the Dallas Business Journal’s 2013 “Best Real Estate Deal, Deal of the Year.”

Kitty leads a team of Munsch Hardt attorneys in handling the leasing and property management issues for an approximately 15 million square foot portfolio of industrial properties throughout Texas and the southeastern United States. She has represented landlords and tenants in numerous lease transactions involving more than 250,000 square feet of space.

In addition to Kitty’s leasing expertise, she has extensive experience in representing purchasers and sellers in all types of commercial properties.

She is actively involved in numerous leadership roles within Munsch Hardt. She recently served on the Firm’s Management Committee, is the co-founder of the Firm’s Women’s Initiative Group and a former co-chair of the Firm’s Law School Hiring Program. Kitty is the third generation of her family involved in Dallas commercial real estate, following in the steps of her father and grandfather who partnered for many years in the Dallas firm of Hudson & Hudson. She is also a frequent speaker and faculty member for CoreNet Global events.

Experience

  • Office Project Financing + Leasing

    Represented a commercial real estate company in the financing, development and leasing of an office project in Irving, Texas. Munsch Hardt successfully represented

  • Industrial Leasing

    Represents a New York-based real estate investment fund in the negotiation of leases and related matters for approximately 35 million square feet of industrial properties

  • Industrial Leasing

    Represented the industrial developer in a build-to-suit lease for one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. The lease covers 24 acres of land with a 250,000

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