Dallas, TX, Apr. 1, 2013 — Winstead PC has elected shareholder Nancy Furney to the firm’s Board of Directors, effective Apr. 1, 2013. Furney serves as chair of Winstead’s taxation, employee benefits and private business practice group, representing a diverse group of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, healthcare institutions and family-owned businesses.
Furney has nearly 30 years of experience advising clients on the organization of employee benefit programs, tax planning and advocacy, and compliance with related regulations. In addition to her new role as a board member, Furney sits on Winstead’s Retirement Advisory Committee and she played a key role in the firm’s recent office relocation to the Harwood District in Uptown Dallas. She is a member of the committee that screens and recommends new shareholder candidates and she has also served as a member of Winstead’s Compensation Committee.
In the community, Furney serves as a neighborhood captain for the American Heart Association and is a United Way Leadership Giver. She is a member of Wilshire Baptist Church, where she has held various leadership positions, including chair of the Personnel Committee. She is on the Board of Trustees of The Winston School, a Dallas school for bright students with learning differences, and she is a member of the Executive Committee and Committee on Trustees. In past years, Furney also served on the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of St. Alcuin Montessori School, and has recently joined the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden.
Furney is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, the Southwest Benefits Association, the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals and the ESOP Association. She is regularly acknowledged for her professional skills, having been recognized as a “Best Lawyer in Dallas” nine times by D Magazine, as well as a “Best Business Lawyer” and one of the “Best Women Lawyers.” She is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell, and was recently named a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Furney received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.
Winstead is among the largest business law firms in Texas. Winstead attorneys and consultants serve as trusted advisors to mid-market and large businesses, providing a core range of legal services that are critical to their operation and success. Winstead currently has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and The Woodlands, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; New Orleans, Louisiana and Washington, D.C. For detailed information about Winstead, visit www.winstead.com.
Shannon Tipton, 214/745-5308