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Dallas – March 2, 2009 – Munsch Hardt, a Texas-based law firm with over 100 attorneys and offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin, announced that Allen Dickey will be joining the Finance group as a Senior Attorney in the Dallas office.

Allen practices in all aspects of real estate finance, securitization, acquisition, leasing and development. He also has experience in the following areas:
  • Mortgage, mezzanine and subordinate loan origination on office, retail, hotel and multifamily properties on a national basis
  • Franchise lending
  • Equity financing
  • Portfolio loan sales
  • Mortgage backed securitization
  • Purchase and sale of subordinate debt
  • Loan workouts/modifications/extensions
  • Mortgage and mezzanine loan enforcement
  • Real and personal property foreclosures
  • Real property acquisitions of all property types
  • Development financing
  • Construction lending
  • Sale/leasebacks
  • Representation of national and regional tenants and owners in connection with all aspects of lease negotiations, including workouts and restructuring of space, ground and net leases.

Read more: Munsch Dallas Adds Finance Lawyer


Dallas – Munsch Hardt, a Texas-based law firm with over 100 attorneys and offices in Dallas, Houston and Austin, announced that four of its Shareholders have been named among the Texas "Super Lawyers" ranks, which was published in the March/April 2009 Corporate Counsel Edition by Key Professional Media, Inc. Steven A. Harr, Stewart Hoffer, David C. Mattka and D. Ronald Reneker were recognized in Business Litigation.

Published since 2008, the Corporate Counsel Edition is a directory of a nationwide attorneys selected by those named to the Super Lawyers list in business-related practice areas. Polling, research and selection are performed by Law & Politics, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc.

Read more: Munsch Super Lawyers 2009

TAGLaw Annual Report for 2008 Now Available for Download

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2 Promoted to Partner; Seasoned Tax/Trusts & Estates Attorney Joins MS&K

Managing Partner, Tom Lambert, announced today the election of litigator Stephen E. Foster and tax attorney Samuel D. Shapiro into the firm partnership.  Steve, a graduate of Southwestern University School of Law (J.D. 2000), has particular experience in construction, real estate and insurance litigation.  Sam, who also obtained his J.D. from Southwestern (1996), specializes in charitable gift planning, tax exempt entities and probate and trust administration.  In addition, well known Tax and Trusts & Estates attorney Mark R. Sieke has joined the firm as Of Counsel and continues to represent individuals and entities in all aspects of tax planning.

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29 Chosen to 2009 Southern California Super Lawyers List

Twenty-nine MS&K attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers magazine which recognizes the top 5% of lawyers in Southern California. Labor & Employment partner Kimberly Talley was singled out as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Southern California.  For more information visit