Winstead’s Jennifer Knapek Named New Practice Group Leader


Dallas, TX, Oct. 17, 2011 – Law firm Winstead PC announced that shareholder Jennifer Knapek has been selected as the new practice group leader for the Finance and Banking Group. Knapek represents banks, financial institutions, investors, corporate lenders and borrowers in a variety of complex commercial finance transactions and restructurings. She is a former co-chair of Winstead's Turnaround & Workout Industry Group and succeeds former practice group leader Mike Hilliard, who led the practice for several years and will continue serving Winstead clients in the Houston Office.

In addition to her legal practice, Knapek holds several leadership roles in community and professional organizations. Within Winstead, she is a frequent speaker and serves on various firm leadership committees. Knapek received her J.D. with honors from Duke University School of Law.

Winstead is well known for having one of the largest and most experienced finance and banking practices in the Southwest, ranked by Chambers USA as a top tier practice. Winstead attorneys represent regional, national and international financial institutions, financial services companies and other lending organizations in all aspects of the banking and financial services industry's business activities.

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. From its well-known reputation in real estate and financial services to its corporate and high-stakes litigation practice, Winstead delivers practical knowledge and responsive service. And it's all backed by a get-it-done attitude. Winstead has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and The Woodlands, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. For detailed information about Winstead, visit


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