Winstead's Nancy Furney Named New Practice Group Chair


Dallas, TX, Oct. 19, 2011 – Law firm Winstead PC announced that Nancy Furney has been selected to lead the taxation, employee benefits and private business practice group as former chair Tom Helfand transitions to lead Winstead’s business transactions department. Furney has extensive legal experience handling all types of executive compensation and employee benefit matters for a diverse group of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, privately held companies, governmental and quasi-governmental entities and tax-exempt entities.

Winstead’s taxation and employee benefits attorneys are at the forefront of advice, planning and advocacy for both taxation and benefits at the local, state, federal and international level, with broad experience in the energy, real estate and construction, financial services, and technology industries. As practice group leader, Furney will lead a Winstead team of attorneys focused on understanding their clients’ industries, culture, history and objectives, in order to maintain long-term relationships and contribute to their success.

Recognized by D Magazine as one of the “Best Business Lawyers in Dallas,” Furney is a member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, ESOP Association, Southwest Benefits Association, the Dallas Bar Association (Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Section), and she serves on the board of trustees of The Winston School. Furney received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was managing editor of The Review of Litigation.

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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