New Corporate Lawyer Joins Winstead in Fort Worth


FORT WORTH, TX, October 28, 2022—Winstead PC announced today Jarratt Watkins has joined the firm’s Corporate Securities and M&A group as a shareholder based in the Fort Worth office.

“Fort Worth is booming and with Jarratt’s connections in the community we continue to expand the scope and range of services, advice and counsel we offer to our corporate clients,” said David Dawson, Chairman and CEO of Winstead.  

“Jarratt, like many attorneys who have joined us, was attracted to our platform that is entrepreneurial, minimizes client conflicts, maximizes opportunities, and lacks bureaucratic issues, administration and other constraints that come with working with many of the other firms,” added Mr. Dawson.

Jarratt works with clients across all facets of mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, corporate and securities matters and corporate finance. He works with privately held and publicly traded companies as well as private equity firms on dispositions, internal restructuring, complex mergers and acquisitions.

Jarratt has worked on behalf of clients in a broad range of industries including manufacturing, aerospace, technology, retail goods, financial services, energy, and entertainment. He took a leave of absence from his prior firm and worked as the Executive Director of Fort Worth Now, whose mandate included the economic recovery and business growth of Fort Worth following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jarratt graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. and he earned his J.D. from Southern Methodist University.

About Winstead

Winstead is a 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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