With a presence in every major Texas city, as well as in Washington, DC, Winstead PC is able to offer clients comprehensive regional coverage and experience in transactional and litigation law.
Winstead lawyers appear 11 times in this edition, and the firm is especially well represented in the banking, construction and real estate chapters.Real estate represents one of the firm’s core practices and its group boasts a national reputation for excellence. Winstead’s real estate lawyers have been involved in major sporting developments such as the New York Yankees’ new stadium, and are praised for its work on condominium projects. Other significant matters include a $1 billon mixed-use condominium and development project near downtown Dallas. Melvin Dow is praised for his work on complex transactions, Greg Erwin is a "tenacious dealmaker", and Edward Peterson is renowned for his condominiums expertise. Construction partners Michelle Rieger and Robert Bass provide Winstead’s first ever appearance in that chapter. Rieger’s contract, disputes and transactional work receives praise.Three lawyers appear in the banking section, where the group is reportedly "established and able to deal with the full gamut of deals." As of 2007, Michael Hilliard is the chair of the banking and finance group at the firm. Primarily a lender’s lawyer, his practice encompasses revolving facilities and equipment leasing. David Keyes received a raft of nominations from impressed peers, and Nelson Block is also highly regarded.Aviation lawyer Fred Meier has 30 years’ experience in the field and his practice includes product liability, lease transactions and aircraft sales, regulatory matters and insurance coverage issues. The firm is also appears in the environment chapter, where it its represented by "leading light" Albert Axe. Winstead’s final appearance is in the corporate immigration chapter. Harry Joe moved to the firm from Jenkens & Gilchrist and has a broad-based immigration practice.