Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. (Munsch Hardt), a full service, mid-sized commercial law firm has announced the election and appointment of two key management positions, that of its new CEO and COO. Effective January 1, Phil C. Appenzeller, Jr., will be the new Chief Executive Officer of the firm and E. Lee Morris would take over as the Chief Operating Officer.
With more than 40 years of combined legal experience, Appenzeller and Morris look forward to build upon the firm’s commitments in providing legal expertise with better efficiencies and values. Both Appenzeller and Morris were featured among Munsch Hardt attorneys individually selected to the 2013 Texas Super Lawyers list.
Appenzeller is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation practice group and was the former Chief Operating Officer of the firm. While Morris is a member of the firm’s restructuring creditor’s rights and finance practice group, and former member of the firm’s Management Committee.
Speaking on his appointment, Appenzeller said, “I am proud to be selected by my colleagues to lead Munsch Hardt as we continue making a name for ourselves by offering our clients exactly what they require at reasonable price points.”
Appenzeller’s extensive experience in leadership and his day-to-day responsibilities will include the development and implementation of the firm’s overall strategic direction and fulfilling the firm’s commitment to providing senior-level expertise at a more competitive pricing model.
As the Chief Operating Officer, Morris will continue to drive performance and efficiency in personnel, operational controls, administrative procedures and technology. Both the key management leaders will work aggressively towards the growth of the firm.
Munsch Hardt provides a wide range of services from corporate transactions to dispute resolutions. It was recently recognized in the 2014 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in the National, Dallas and Houston rankings. The law firm was also selected as one of the Top 100 Places to Work by the Dallas Morning News.
Key management appointments were announced at the Texas-based, mid-sized commercial law firm Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. Phil C. Appenzeller will be the new Chief Executive Officer of the firm and E. Lee Morris takes over as the Chief Operating Officer. Munsch Hardt is amongst the “best law firms” recognized in the 2014 edition of National, Dallas and Houston rankings of the 2014 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers. Further the firm has been selected as the Top 100 Places to Work by ‘The Dallas Morning News’.