74 Winstead Attorneys Selected by Peers for Best Lawyers in America


Dallas, TX - Sept. 14, 2012 – 74 lawyers from Winstead PC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Because Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

This year, 5 Winstead shareholders were recognized by Best Lawyers as “Lawyers of the Year in their respective areas of practice. Those lawyers are Arthur J. Anderson (Land Use & Zoning Law), W. Mike Baggett (Litigation – Banking & Finance), Robert C. Bass, Jr. (Construction Law), J. Rowland Cook (Mergers & Acquisitions Law), and R. Clyde Parker, Jr. (Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law). Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

The 74 Winstead attorneys who will be recognized as The Best Lawyers in America 2013 are:

Michael P. Adams – Litigation – Patent, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Trademark Law
Alexander R. Alleman – Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
Albert R. Axe, Jr. – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Environmental Law
Robert C. Bass, Jr. – Construction Law, Litigation - Construction
William W. Bell – Tax Law
Linda J. Burgess – Insurance Law
Robert D. Burton – Real Estate Law
J. Rowland Cook – Corporate Law, M&A, Securities Regulation, Securities/Capital Markets Law
Alex Gonzales – Insurance Law
David R. Hewlett – Real Estate Law
Mary F. Keller – Insurance Law
Kathryn K. Lindauer – Corporate Law, M&A, Securities Regulation, Securities/Capital Markets Law
Ron H. Moss – Energy Law
Peter A. Nolan – Arbitration
Stewart Whitehead – Litigation – Construction, Construction Law
Gary E. Zausmer – Business Litigation

Mike F. Alessio – Real Estate Law
Arthur J. Anderson –Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law
W. Mike Baggett – Business Litigation, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Real Estate
John F. Bergner – Trusts and Estates
Cathryn Berryman – Trademark Law
Talmage Boston – Business Litigation
James David Brown – Business Litigation
Eli O. Columbus – Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law
T. Andrew Dow – Real Estate Law
Ira D. Einsohn – Banking & Finance Law
R. Michael Farquhar – Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law
Jeffrey A. Hage – Business Litigation
Stanley G. Harvey – Energy Law, Oil & Gas Law
Thomas R. Helfand – Tax Law
Michael W. Hilliard – Banking & Finance Law
Joe T. Hyde – Banking & Finance Law
Jennifer D. Knapek – Banking and Finance Law
Barry R. Knight – Land Use & Zoning Law
J. Kenneth Kopf – Real Estate Law
Phillip L. Lamberson – Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law
Richard C. Leucht II – Banking and Finance Law
James R. Littlejohn - Banking & Finance Law
Jay J. Madrid – Business Litigation, International Arbitration – Commercial, Mediation
T. Randall Matthews – Banking & Finance Law
John T. Mitchell – Banking & Finance Law
Keith H. Mullen – Project Finance Law
John M. Nolan – Real Estate Law
Michael K. O'Neal – Financial Services Regulation Law
Edward A. Peterson – Real Estate Law
Michelle I. Rieger – Construction Law
Brian S. Short – Real Estate Law
Melissa Ruman Stewart – Banking & Finance Law
Kevin A. Sullivan – Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Securitization & Structured Finance Law
Daniel F. Susie – Banking & Finance Law
J. Richard White – Real Estate Law
Kirk R. Williams – Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law
Emeline Yang – Banking and Finance Law
Gregory A. Zimmerman – Real Estate Law

Fort Worth
Dale E. Butler – Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
Noelle L. Garsek – Real Estate Law
Jeffrey C. King – Oil & Gas Law, Business Litigation

Nelson R. Block – Banking & Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law, Real Estate Law
Joseph G. Epstein – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law
Greg Erwin – Real Estate Law
Mark C. Guthrie – Construction Law, Litigation - Construction
Thomas T. Hutcheson – Oil & Gas Law
Stephanie Loomis-Price – Litigation – Trusts & Estates, Trusts and Estates
Vincent L. Marino – Real Estate Law
Barry E. Putterman – Real Estate Law
Douglas E. Stewart – Banking & Finance Law, Real Estate Law
Frederick J. Tuthill – Litigation & Controversy - Tax, Tax Law

San Antonio
Merritt M. Clements – Business Litigation
M. Paul Martin – Public Finance Law
Frank Z. Ruttenberg – Real Estate Law

The Woodlands
Cheryl Cain Crabbe – Trusts and Estates
R. Clyde Parker, Jr. – Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law

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 www.winstead.com.

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