Winstead PC

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500 Winstead Building
2728 N. Harwood Street
Dallas, TX 75201, United States
Phone: 214.745.5400
Fax: 214.745.5390
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • North Carolina
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Investment Adviser Compliance with SEC’s Amended Form ADV

Beginning October 1, 2017, investment advisers filing Form ADV with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) must file using the amended form adopted by the SEC on August 25, 2016 (the “Amended Form ADV”). According to…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

What are Trademarks?

Here at Winstead, we are fortunate enough to have two lawyers that were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 in Trademark Law, Stan Moore and Cathryn Berryman. Before answering the question What are…more
 /  Intellectual Property

More Hurricane Relief & Expansion of DoL Relief to Hurricane Irma

Leave donation program was extended to assist victims of Hurricanes Irma today. The new leave donation program permits an employee to donate his leave to a charitable organization that is eligible to receive charitable…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

What are Moral Rights?

The term moral rights in the United States typically refers to the right or ability of creators of certain works of visual art (e.g., paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and photographs) to control the eventual fate of such…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Hurricane Hardship and Loan Relief Also Extended to Hurricane Irma, Pension Relief and a Cybersecurity Update

The Internal Revenue Service (the “Service”) issued and announcement providing relief from verification of the qualification of an individual’s request for a hardship withdrawal or a loan in order for a person to obtain the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Taxation

Texas Supreme Court Enforces Forum-Selection Clause In Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Case Arising From A Shareholder Agreement

In Pinto Tech. Ventures, L.P. v. Sheldon, the Texas Supreme Court held that business tort claims, including breach of fiduciary duty, were subject to a forum-selection clause in a shareholders agreement. No. 16-0007, 2017 WL…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

Texas Adopts New Legislation Protecting Vulnerable Persons From Financial Exploitation And Places New Burdens On Financial Institutions, Securities Dealers, and Financial Advisers

The Texas Legislature passed, and the Governor has signed, a new act that creates new protections for vulnerable individuals. HB 3921 creates a new chapter 280 of the Texas Finance Code and a new Article 581, Section 45, of the…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Court Affirms Summary Judgment In Will Contest Where There Was No Evidence Of Undue Influence

In Estate of Frye, parties filed an application to set aside an order probating a will due to an allegation of undue influence. No. 07-16-00398-CV, 2017 Tex. App. LEXIS 6992 (Tex. App.—Amarillo July 26, 2017, no pet. history)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

New Texas Statutes That Impact Fiduciaries Become Effective Today (9/1/2017)

The Texas Legislature passed, and the Governor has signed, a new act that creates new protections for vulnerable individuals. This impacts financial institutions, broker/dealers, and investment advisors…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

First Round of Hurricane Harvey Relief Guidance

No good deed goes unpunished and as soon as I hit send on the last alert on Hurricane Harvey relief, three more pieces of relief guidance relevant to employers and their employee benefit plans were released. The Internal…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Bitcoin and Blockchain: Certain U.S. Regulatory Considerations for Investment Managers

Bitcoin is the first blockchain or distributed ledger technology (“DLT”) to successfully solve a problem succinctly described by Marc Andreessen: “Bitcoin gives us, for the first time, a way for one Internet user to transfer a…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Hurricane Harvey Deployment - Revisiting Leave Issues

It is important for employers to remember that important employee leave issues may arise in the wake of a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey. Any employer may receive requests for leaves related to Hurricane Harvey and the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Lessons Learned from Katrina and Hurricane Harvey Relief Guidance to Date for those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Following Hurricane Katrina (“HK”), excellent minds in the government worked to provide helpful guidance on relief that employers could elect to utilize to assist employees impacted by that hurricane or other disasters either…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Court Affirms Arbitration Decision Arising From Trust Dispute

In Saks v. Rogers, a beneficiary of a trust challenged a trial court’s enforcement of an arbitration decision. No. 04-16-00286-CV, 2017 Tex. App. LEXIS 6923 (Tex. App.—San Antonio July 26, 2017, no pet. history)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Court Held That Estate Representative Was Entitled To Discover Documents To Establish A Claim

In In re Cokinos, Boisien & Young, a representative of an estate of a deceased attorney sought documents from a law firm related to an alleged agreement to share fees. No. 05-16-01331-CV, 2017 Tex. App. LEXIS 6911 (Tex…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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