Winstead PC

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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Other U.S. Locations
  • North Carolina
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Court Affirms Punitive Damages In A Breach-Of-Fiduciary-Duty/Partnership Dispute

In Home Comfortable Supplies, Inc. v. Cooper, the defendant induced others to start a new limited partnership with his corporation. No. 14-16-00906-CV, 2018 Tex. App. LEXIS 1381 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] February 22, 2018,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Remedies

[Webinar] Coffee & Compliance with Chris - Workplace Accidents, Investigations, and Employer Policies - March 29th, 9:30am CT

This presentation will discuss best practices for managing workplace accidents, incident investigations (e.g., near miss, OSHA Complaint, etc.), and recordkeeping procedures. The presentation will also highlight several recent…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Issues Plan Sponsors and Fiduciaries Should Watch

Once upon a time, our retirement plan worries were primarily generated by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DoL”) or the Internal Revenue Service and their regulatory and enforcement efforts. In more recent times we have seen…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

What You Need to Know About Austin’s New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On February 15, 2018, the Austin City Council approved a new ordinance requiring private employers in Austin to provide paid sick leave for employees—a first for Texas cities. The Ordinance, which is not effective until October…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Court Held That Estate Beneficiary Did Not Have Standing To Assert Forfeiture Or Breach Claim Against Executrix’s Attorneys, That An Executrix Had No Authority To Pay Her Attorney’s Fees From The Estate In The Interim In Defending A Removal Action, And That The Trial Court Erred In Refusing A Motion To Compel Distribution Of The Estate

In re Nunu, an estate beneficiary sued the executrix to have her removed due to alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and also sought to have the court refuse to pay her attorneys in representing her in a removal action and/or…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Texas Litigation Since the Plunge in Oil Prices

Texas attorneys have discussed a rise in litigation since the decline in oil prices that begun in 2014. However, many of the discussions have centered on anecdotal references to increases in certain types of litigation…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Torts, Energy & Utilities, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Court Interpreted the Phrase “In Equal Shares Per Stirpes” in a Trust Document

In Archer v. Moody, the litigants in the declaratory judgment action were remainder beneficiaries of a trust created in 1934 and owned a 15,000-acre ranch near Junction, Texas. No. 14-15-00945-CV, 2017 Tex. App. LEXIS 11642…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Court Holds That A Wife Devised Her Property In Fee Simple Determinable To Her Husband With An Executory Interest To Her Son; So, After The Husband Died, If He Still Owned The Property, It Went To The Son

In In re Estate of Hernandez, the issue in the case was whether clauses in a will conveyed a life estate to the decedent’s husband. No. 05-16-01350-CV, 2018 Tex. App. LEXIS 755 (Tex. App.—Dallas January 24, 2018, no pet…more
 /  Real Estate - Residential, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Insights Into Tax Reform’s Radical New Game Plan for Tax Exempt

The new tax law brought an unpleasant surprise for many tax-exempt organizations by imposing a 21 percent excise tax on compensation in excess of $1 million and on certain ‘‘parachute payments.’’ Organizations, including public…more
 /  Business Organizations, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

Court Holds That Plaintiff Did Not Establish Continuing Tort Theory To Defeat A Statute Of Limitations Defense To A Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claim

In Vaschenko v. Novosoft, Inc., a partner from an alleged oral partnership sued his partner for breach of fiduciary duty. No. 03-16-00022-CV, 2018 Tex. App. LEXIS 771 (Tex. App.—Austin January 26, 2018, no pet. history). The…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

Court Rejects Claim That Mortgage Lender Owed Fiduciary Duties To Borrower And Addressed The Discovery Rule For The Statute of Limitations

In Wakefield v. Bank of Am., N.A., a borrower stopped paying on her mortgage because she felt she was assisting in a fraud. No. 14-16-00580-CV, 2018 Tex. App. LEXIS 545 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] January 18, 2018, no pet…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking

TDI Reports 670,000 Insurance Claims from Hurricane Harvey

In January 2018, the Texas Department of Insurance (“TDI”) presented Hurricane Harvey data to the Texas Senate Business and Commerce Committee. After the hurricane, TDI requested monthly reports from the insurance industry,…more
 /  Insurance

2018 Benefits Grab Bag - Tax Reform, Bipartisan Budget Act and Other Items

Even though the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made some changes to how the Internal Revenue Service (the “Service”) is to adjust retirement plan contribution limits late last year, the Service confirmed that the limits on retirement…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Investment Advisers and Fee Disclosures

The Massachusetts Securities Division (MSD) recently announced that it is seeking comments on a proposed format to standardize the disclosure of investment advisory fees. This step should be noted by investment advisers across…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Court Affirmed Finding That An Oral Partnership Existed And That A Partner Breached Fiduciary Duties

In Harun v. Rashid, two individuals started a restaurant business; one operated the business and the other financed it. No. 05-16-00584-CV, 2018 Tex. App. LEXIS 231 (Tex. App.—Dallas January 9, 2018, no pet. history)…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts
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