Richard

O. "Rick" Kopf

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

Overview

Rick is a founding partner of Munsch Hard Kopf & Harr, and he serves as the head of the Firm’s Real Estate Section. He has held a variety of other leadership positions within Munsch Hardt, including Vice Chairman, Managing Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, and he has served as a member of the Compensation Committee for more than 15 years.

Rick’s representation of entrepreneurial real estate investors includes acquisition, development, construction, financing, leasing and sale transactions of all types of income and non-income producing real property. That representation has a strong emphasis on the lodging and resort industries, comprising the acquisition and development of mixed-use projects, hotels, condominiums and golf course properties. He has extensive experience in the structuring of transactions and the preparation, review and negotiation of contracts, management and operating agreements, partnership agreements, leases and conveyancing and financing documentation. The diversity of Rick’s practice gives him the ability to see all sides of a transaction and to anticipate and deal with potential issues and problems that may be raised by opposing counsel.

Education

Admission

Achievements

  • Chambers USA – Leaders in Their Field, Real Estate – Texas (2011-2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®, Peer Review Rated™
  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Super Lawyers (2003-2012); Texas Real Estate Super Lawyers, Business Edition and Corporate Counsel Edition (2009-2010)
  • Woodward/White, Inc. – Best Lawyers in America, Texas’ Best Lawyers, Real Estate Law (2010-2018)
  • Memberships

    • Dallas Bar Association, Real Property Law Section
    • Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association (Past Chairman of Commercial Committee)
    • Dallas Zoological Society (Board of Directors and Executive Committee)
    • Downtown Dallas, Inc.
    • The Real Estate Council (Sustaining Member and Past Board of Directors Member)

Overview

Rick is a founding partner of Munsch Hard Kopf & Harr, and he serves as the head of the Firm’s Real Estate Section. He has held a variety of other leadership positions within Munsch Hardt, including Vice Chairman, Managing Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, and he has served as a member of the Compensation Committee for more than 15 years.

Rick’s representation of entrepreneurial real estate investors includes acquisition, development, construction, financing, leasing and sale transactions of all types of income and non-income producing real property. That representation has a strong emphasis on the lodging and resort industries, comprising the acquisition and development of mixed-use projects, hotels, condominiums and golf course properties. He has extensive experience in the structuring of transactions and the preparation, review and negotiation of contracts, management and operating agreements, partnership agreements, leases and conveyancing and financing documentation. The diversity of Rick’s practice gives him the ability to see all sides of a transaction and to anticipate and deal with potential issues and problems that may be raised by opposing counsel.

Experience

  • Hotel Development

    Represented the developer in a $600 MM mixed-use luxury branded hotel, retail and multifamily development on a 4.6 acre tract in a historic part of Los Angeles, California,

  • Hotel Development + Pre-Sale

    Represented the hotel brand and owner in the development of a to-be-built high-rise mixed-use (hotel and multifamily) project in downtown Austin, Texas. The project was

  • Hotel Development

    Represented the developer in the development of multiple branded convention center hotels through public-private partnership with local municipalities 

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