Managing partner, press notes

By Sharon Wisch-Ray

Mazal tov to Michael Appleman, a third-generation Fort Worth attorney, who has been elected managing partner of Cantey Hanger LLP.
Appleman, 47, has been associated with Cantey Hanger since 1993 and is chairman of the firm’s Business, Tax and Estates Section.
His practice focus is on helping clients plan their estates, and probate the wills and administer the estates of clients’ family members. He has formed, established and secured charitable recognition for several nonprofit organizations and has significant experience with court-ordered guardianships.
“It is a high honor and responsibility to serve in this position of leadership at the Firm and as a representative of Cantey Hanger in the community of which it has long been a member,” he said.
Appleman is a 1990 graduate of The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Plan II Honors). He earned his Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law in 1993. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Tarrant County Bar Association, and the Tarrant County Probate Bar Association.
In the community, he serves on the board of directors for the Community Foundation of North Texas and the Trinity Valley School Alumni Association, and the board of visitors for The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
He is on the executive committee of The University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association, is an at-large representative of the Texas Exes Council of The University of Texas Ex-Students’ Association, and is a Foundation Advisory Council member of The University of Texas College of Liberal Arts.
Appleman’s father, Gordon, is senior counsel with the Thompson & Knight law firm, and his grandfather, Frank, was a prominent Fort Worth attorney. His mother, Louise, is president of the Board of the Tarrant County College District.
He and his wife, Jen, and their sons, Samuel and James, live in Fort Worth.

Press notes:

The committee for the Isadore Garsek Lodge of B’nai B’rith Person of the Year Dinner is hard at work planning the Oct. 18 event at Mira Vista Country Club.
Nominations are still being accepted for the Person of the Year. They can be sent to Isadore Garsek Lodge, 4420 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Consul Daniel Agranov of the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest United States will be the distinguished guest speaker.
Tickets are available by contacting Marvin Beleck at; Harry Kahn at or 817-926-6566; or Alex Nason at
Kosher meals will be available by advance request.

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