Linda Wilkins – Wilkins Finston Law Group LLP

Practice/Organization Description

Linda Wilkins works with companies and their boards of directors to design executive compensation plans to recruit and retain key executives. She also represents executives in negotiating their employment and severance agreements. She advises business owners on exit strategies, including leveraged ESOP transactions. Linda has considerable experience in all aspects of employee benefits and compensation, including stock incentive plans, the executive compensation aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and SEC-required disclosures of executive compensation in proxy statements of public companies.

Prior to forming her firm in October 2009, Linda was a partner in the employee benefits practice group of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell for over 25 years.

Linda's firm is certified as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise Council- Southwest, and by the State of Texas as an Historically Underutilized Business (HUB).

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas

American Bar Association


B.A., Oklahoma State University

J.D., with Honors, University of Oklahoma

LL.M. in Taxation, Southern Methodist University

Professional Associations & Memberships

National Association of Stock Plan Professionals

Southwest Benefits Association

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

Honors and Awards

Listed, Texas Super Lawyers by Law and Politics Magazine

Listed, Best Lawyers in America

Listed, Best Women Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine


8080 N. Central Expressway
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75206, United States

  • 214 736 8888 Ext:.1

Areas of Practice
  • Taxation
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