Dallas & Houston, July 23, 2007 — LAWFUEL – The Lawyer Newswire – Lawdragon, a media company that provides legal news briefs and lawyer rankings, has searched for the attorneys general counsel want on their side of the negotiating table. The final list, Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers for 2007, features two attorneys from Texas law firm Winstead PC: CEO and Chairman Denis Braham and Shareholder and Executive Committee Member John Nolan. Attorneys who make this list handle headline-making transactions such as high stakes mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, public and private financing and real estate deals.
An attorney with Winstead since 1989, Braham provides counsel to professional sports clients including the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans. As a real estate and corporate attorney, he travels extensively for developers, investors and lenders throughout the country. In his role as CEO, Denis works with office managing shareholders, the executive committee, firm administration and practice group chairs to assure further success in reaching Winstead’s objectives and goals.
Nolan’s broad-based real estate practice encompasses development, workouts, portfolio/equity investments, and financing for clients located across the United States and for international companies investing in the United States. He is known for his thorough analysis and knowledge of complex business transactions. The combination of these skills with Nolan’s financial background enables him to quickly evaluate his clients’ business objectives and create a team, or compile the necessary resources to formulate and execute his clients’ plans.
Lawdragon creates its guide to the best dealmakers in the United States through a combination of online balloting and independent research. Reporters and editors interview thousands of lawyers to get their input on the top “Dragons” in any region or practice area. To learn more about the Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers for 2007, go to: http://www.lawdragon.com/index.php/newdragon/nom_honor_dealmakers.
Winstead is among the largest business law firms in Texas. Winstead attorneys and consultants serve as the 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 has the power to perform for your business. Winstead has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and The Woodlands, Texas; and Washington, D.C. For detailed information about Winstead, visit www.winstead.com.