Winstead PC is pleased to announce that Michael Bailey has joined the firm as a shareholder in the Financial Services Industry Group in the firm’s Dallas office.
Bailey regularly represents borrowers and lenders in connection with asset-based loans, cash-flow based loans (both syndicated and bilateral), first-lien/second-lien financings, real estate loans, acquisition financings (for both strategic and financial buyers), and workouts of distressed loans under a variety of structures. He also assists clients with the acquisition and disposition of debt instruments on the secondary market. His clients include money-center banks, regional banks, finance companies and private investment funds.
“Michael brings impressive bench strength and possesses complimentary skill sets that will serve our clients well,” said Richard Leucht, chair of the firm’s Financial Services Industry Group. “He has an excellent reputation in the market and we are extremely excited to add him to the team.”
Bailey has closed transactions for companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, consumer/retail, energy, financial services, healthcare and media/telecommunications. His representative transactions include both cross–border and domestic deals.
“I am excited about the opportunity to bring Winstead’s depth and experience to my clients, and to add to the continued growth of the middle-market and asset-based lending practice at the firm,” Bailey said.
Bailey has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, from 2019-2021; Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, from 2015-2016 and 2019-2020; and as one of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine Partners, in 2018 and 2020.
Winstead’s Financial Services Industry Group has a deep bench of seasoned attorneys with experience in the full spectrum of business needs for national, regional and community banks. Nationwide, banking and lending clients depend on Winstead for a wide range of support, including counsel on lending activities and the challenges inherent in day-to-day operations in a corporate workspace. For regional and community banks, the firm acts as external counsel, furnishing valuable advice in response to current issues. For national banks, the firm supplements in-house legal departments on complicated operational issues as well as provide support for discrete topics such as syndicated finance across many industries.
Winstead is a national business law firm with nearly 300 attorneys who serve as trusted advisors to emerging, mid-market and large companies, both public and private. The Winstead team provides a range of core legal services that are critical to our clients achieving their business goals. Winstead’s business transactions and litigation practices serve key industries including airlines, financial services, healthcare, higher education, investment management/private equity, life sciences, real estate and sports business.