Winstead Announces New Shareholders and Executive Committee Members for 2009 – Legal Newswire

Dallas, Dec. 10, 2008 — LawFuel – Legal Newswire – Winstead PC announced the election of eight new income shareholders and five new equity shareholders this week along with the election of two new members to the firm’s executive committee.

Winstead’s new income shareholders are:

Alex Allemann, Corporate, Securities/Mergers & Acquisitions, Austin;
Elliot Clark, Commercial Litigation, Austin;
Eli Columbus, Business Restructuring/Bankruptcy, Dallas;
Lorin Combs, Real Estate Development & Investments, Dallas;
Noelle Garsek, Real Estate Development & Investments, Dallas;
Justin Hoover, Corporate, Securities/Mergers & Acquisitions, Ft. Worth;
Josh Lebar, Real Estate Development & Investments, Houston; and
Bobby Voigt, Intellectual Property, Austin.

In addition, the following Winstead shareholders were elected as new equity shareholders:

Cheryl Crabbe, Wealth Preservation, The Woodlands/Houston;
Jennifer Knapek, Finance & Banking, Dallas;
John Rutherford, Corporate, Securities/Mergers & Acquisitions, Dallas;
John Smart, Labor, Employment & Immigration, Dallas; and
Frank Wu, Corporate, Securities/Mergers & Acquisitions, Houston.

The Winstead shareholders also elected Austin Shareholder David Dawson and Dallas Shareholder John Nolan to the Executive Committee. According to Winstead Chairman and CEO Denis Braham, “A special thank you goes to David Brown and Clyde Parker for their exemplary service to the firm as valued members of the Executive Committee. Winstead is very blessed to have such wonderful lawyers and leaders who are committed to the firm’s growth, prosperity, values and future.”

The 2009 Winstead shareholders and executive committee members were selected in early December during the annual shareholders’ meeting. Their new status will commence on January 1, 2009.

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

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