Winstead Welcomes Corporate Shareholder Todd Chen

Houston, TX, Sept. 10, 2010 – – Winstead PC has hired Todd E. Chen as a shareholder in the Corporate, Securities/Mergers and Acquisitions practice group. Chen brings over nine years of corporate law experience with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and private and public equity investments across various industries. He was previously a partner at Thompson & Knight.

Chen is a devoted advocate of business development, mentoring, and diversity programs. Among his accomplishments in these areas, he designed and led a business development training program at his previous firm and served as chair for a Mentoring Sponsorship and Retention Committee. Chen was also a member of his previous firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, and he is excited to be a part of Winstead’s Diversity Committee and continue putting energy and effort into programs that recruit, retain and advance men and women of all backgrounds.

Chen has helped Houston clients in various corporate matters including investments, mergers and acquisitions, asset and stock negotiations and hedge fund compliance. He represents several clients locally in the energy and recycling industries and he represents international clients in oil and gas ventures, among others. His practice also includes representing various clients in general corporate and securities matters.

A member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Chen is also a member of the State Bar of Texas and serves as committee chair of the Asian American Bar Association in Houston. He recently served as director for the Odyssey House Texas, an adolescent addiction treatment center. Chen received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law where he was articles editor.

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; Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. For detailed information about Winstead, visit


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