George Craft Appointed Office Managing Shareholder of Winstead’s Houston Office


Houston TX , July 27, 2022 – Winstead PC, a leading national business law firm, today announced that George Craft, Jr., a shareholder and member of the firm’s Real Estate Development & Investment and Finance & Lending groups, has been appointed as managing shareholder of the firm’s Houston office.

George succeeds Tom Van Arsdel, who has served as managing shareholder since 2015 and will continue as a Shareholder in the firm’s Business Litigation group.

“I am delighted that George has agreed to take on the leadership of our Houston office. George is from Houston, he grew up in Houston, went to law school in Houston, is practicing law in Houston and is raising his family in Houston. He understands the market and the importance of working as our clients trusted advisor as they navigate an ever-changing and more complex business and legal environment,” said David Dawson, Chairman and CEO of Winstead.

“Winstead has been in Houston for over 37 years and in that time, we have built a reputation based on service and giving back to the community. George is the right person to lead our continued growth in Houston,” added Mr. Dawson.

“This is a tremendous opportunity and I am thrilled to be asked to lead our Houston office as I continue to grow my practice and our business. We have an amazing culture that is client-centric and entrepreneurial, one that minimizes client conflicts, maximizes service, team work and opportunity while lacking the bureaucracy and the other constraints that come with working with many other firms. Winstead is a very exciting place to be right now,” said George Craft.

George graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A. in economics, and from the University of Houston Law Center with his J.D.

Winstead serves clients in Houston and across the country, in areas such Real EstateInvestment Management & Private Funds, Financial Services, Emerging & Mid-Market Companies, P3, Infrastructure & Project Finance, Healthcare, Sports Business & Media, Life Sciences and Business Litigation.

About Winstead

Winstead is a national business law firm with more than 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, higher education, healthcare, investment management & private funds, life sciences, real estate, and sports business & media.

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