Winstead Adds Michael Danforth to the Taxation, Employee Benefits and Private Business Practice Group

Dallas (Mar 5, 2008) — – Michael Danforth, an employee benefits attorney, has joined Texas law firm Winstead PC as an associate. He will be working with the Taxation, Employee Benefits and Private Business Practice Group in the Business & Transactions Department.

Danforth comes to Winstead from Haynes and Boone LLP, where he advised clients regarding the design, administration and termination of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements, and other related issues. His areas of expertise include: ERISA plan asset rules, tax-qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, and the treatment of benefit plans in mergers and acquisitions.

According to Dallas office Managing Shareholder Jeff Hage, “Michael brings excellent qualifications to our Dallas Office and will enhance our strengths in employee benefits and taxation law. I am pleased to have him on the Winstead team.”

Danforth is a member of the State of Texas Bar. He received his LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law, his J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, where he was a Dean’s scholarship recipient, and received his B.A., cum laude, in Government & Politics from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also a member of the National Association for Stock Plan Professionals and volunteers with the Texas Scholars Program through the Greater Dallas Chamber.

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

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