Winstead’s Greg Erwin and Greg Zimmerman to lead Real Estate Practice Group – US Attorney Newswire

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Dallas, TX, Jan. 5, 2010 – Winstead Shareholders Greg Erwin and Greg Zimmerman have been named the new leadership team of Winstead PC’s Real Estate Development and Investments Practice Group. Erwin will serve as practice group leader and Zimmerman will serve as his deputy. They replace Shareholder Mike C. McWilliams who will transition to senior shareholder, which will reduce his time commitment to Winstead and afford him the opportunity to pursue some non-lawyer endeavors and activities.
As members of one of Winstead’s largest practice groups, the Real Estate Development & Investments attorneys advise and guide clients through sales, purchases, equity investments, development and funding in Texas and in many other states as well. The Group has managed high-profile projects across the nation, including work related to airport modernization, major sports venues and surrounding real estate development, health care systems and hospital campuses, retail and office developments, industrial projects and multi-family housing projects. Additional experience includes commercial developments and luxury residential high-rises in California’s most competitive markets, and the construction and development of commercial, residential and mixed-use projects in Washington, D.C., Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, to name just a few.

With more than 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, Erwin is highly qualified to lead Winstead’s Real Estate Development & Investments Practice Group. A former managing shareholder of Winstead’s Houston Office, Erwin handles sophisticated real estate deals for some of the largest commercial real estate clients in the nation as well as privately held development firms. Well-versed in the substantive areas of complex real estate transactions, Erwin is known for his ability to get deals done, while always protecting his clients’ best interests. He has been named a Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyer in Houston, and a Texas Super Lawyer multiple times. Erwin is a frequent lecturer at local, state and national seminars and a contributor to legal publications. He graduated cum laude from the University of Texas School of Law.

Zimmerman has impressive experience in key areas of the real estate industry, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, development, reorganization and outsourcing arrangements for real estate clients. A former officer in the United States Army and Army Reserve, Zimmerman has demonstrated leadership within the firm by initiating the Leasing and Asset Management Industry Group, dedicated to increasing the firm’s visibility and increasing the firm’s market share in leasing and asset management work in the real estate industry. He has been named a Texas Rising Star and Best Lawyer Under 40 by D Magazine. Zimmerman received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of 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. 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; and Washington, D.C. For detailed information about Winstead, visit www.winstead.com.

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