Munsch Hardt, Harrison Bettis McFarland Join Forces to Propel Strategic Growth in Texas

Expanded Capabilities Benefit Firms’ Clients

DALLAS--()--Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. (Munsch Hardt) and Harrison Bettis McFarland LLP (Harrison Bettis) announce they will be joining forces to enhance services and capabilities available to clients, effective Nov. 1, 2014.

The addition of eight Harrison Bettis attorneys to Munsch Hardt’s Houston office is the latest development in Munsch Hardt’s aggressive plan for strategic growth. With these eight experienced business litigation attorneys, Munsch Hardt will now be comprised of more than 125 attorneys in three Texas offices – Dallas, Houston and Austin.

“Munsch Hardt is committed to growing and maintaining its presence in Texas and providing top legal services to its clients worldwide. The Harrison Bettis group shares that same vision,” said Phil C. Appenzeller, Jr., chief executive officer of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr. “Both firms are committed to providing sophisticated, cost-effective legal services focused on our clients’ needs.”

Munsch Hardt offers a full-service, commercial legal platform, with practice areas that include admiralty and maritime, business litigation, corporate, energy, environmental, finance, health care, immigration, labor and employment, real estate, restructuring and more. With the Harrison Bettis litigators on board, Munsch Hardt will bolster its business litigation and products liability practices with greater depth in industries such as oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, transportation, waste management, medical device and insurance coverage.

For Harrison Bettis, the move will enable them to provide clients with sophisticated legal counsel on virtually every issue they face.

“In considering our own growth strategy, we have focused on looking for a partner that could offer our clients the expanded platform and legal capabilities they desired,” stated D. Mitchell McFarland, managing partner of Harrison Bettis McFarland. “We are fortunate to have found a solid partner in Munsch Hardt.”

All eight Harrison Bettis attorneys, James M. Bettis, Jr., Mark Deaton, Clifford L. Harrison, D. Mitchell McFarland, Paul D. Sculley, Carrie Schadle, Stephan Selinidis and B. Lee Wertz, Jr., will join Munsch Hardt, effective Nov. 1. They will be based in Munsch Hardt’s Houston office in historic Pennzoil Place, where the firm relocated earlier this year.

About Munsch Hardt

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., is a Texas-based, mid-sized commercial law firm with more than 115 attorneys in Dallas, Houston and Austin. From corporate transactions to dispute resolution, Munsch Hardt provides wide-ranging legal expertise to its clients, navigating each step with in-depth knowledge and responsive action. Munsch Hardt attorneys are known for having large law firm backgrounds and providing clients with a personal and focused approach. Practice groups include all aspects of Admiralty & Maritime; Business Litigation; Corporate & Securities; Energy; Environmental; Finance; Health Care; Immigration; Insurance; Intellectual Property; Labor & Employment; Real Estate; Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights and Tax. For more information about the Firm and its services, visit munsch.com.

Contacts

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Mark Holub, 214-880-7659
mholub@munsch.com
or
Kerri Fulks, 972-499-6617
kerri.fulks@hck2.com

Release Summary

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr and Harrison Bettis McFarland announce they will be joining forces to enhance services and capabilities available to clients, effective Nov. 1.

Contacts

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Mark Holub, 214-880-7659
mholub@munsch.com
or
Kerri Fulks, 972-499-6617
kerri.fulks@hck2.com