Winstead’s Robert Burton Appointed to the Urban Land Institute-Austin Urban Development and Mixed-Use Council


Austin, TX, Mar. 22, 2012 – Winstead shareholder Robert (Bob) D. Burton was appointed to the Urban Land Institute (ULI)-Austin, Urban Development and Mixed-Use Council this month. ULI Austin was founded to share information and experience, showcase new projects, and examine trends and innovations in real estate in the greater Austin area. The ULI-Austin Urban Development and Mixed-Use Council consists of appointed ULI Austin members who are focused on improving and enhancing the quality of mixed-use real estate to the benefit of the greater Austin community.

Burton is a well-known real estate attorney in Austin and Central Texas who represents national, regional and local clients in the acquisition, development, formation, operation and administration of residential and mixed use condominiums, resort and master planned communities. He works in Winstead's real estate practice and is a key member of the firm’s considerable planned community, mixed use and condominium team. He is also a member of the ULI National Residential Development Council.

Burton has acted as lead condominium counsel to the developer of the W Hotel and Residences and the 360 Condominiums, both in Austin. He presently acts as lead community governance counsel to the developer of the Mueller Airport Redevelopment, Steiner Ranch, and a number of mixed-use developments throughout the state. Burton also represents owner and developer controlled residential, commercial, and mixed-use owners’ associations (both large and small) state-wide.

Winstead is recognized as one of the premiere law firms handling mixed-use development in major metropolitan areas locally and nationally. This area of the firm's real estate practice provides skilled attorneys who are experienced representing clients in lending, leasing, land use, permitting, construction and all phases of mixed use and condominium development. Burton received his J.D. from Tulane University Law School. He began his career as a CPA in one of the "big five" before moving into real estate law in 1992.

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. 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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