Winstead Public and Regulatory Law

Professional Biography

Winstead's Public & Regulatory Law Practice Group operates at the intersection of business and government.  Members of the practice group have extensive experience in guiding clients through the maze of government regulation and in protecting them from the vagaries of government requirements.

With nearly 300 years of collective experience, our attorneys have a thorough understanding of the government's inner workings and access to extensive networks of personal and professional relationships among government officials and agencies.  Our attorneys have served as staff members for governors, U.S. senators and House members, as well as staff members for many state officials at the state legislature and a variety of state agencies.  By virtue of experience, we understand how government works and how public employees make decisions.  In our private practices, we have significant experience representing national and local companies on a variety of issues, including:

  • Licensing, permitting and registration

  • Entity organization and initial licensure

  • Entity reorganizations for regulatory and tax purposes

  • General corporate counsel and guidance

  • Transaction documentation and concomitant approvals

  • Risk finance and risk management

  • Strategic counsel on regulatory and legislative issues

  • Compliance and enforcement issues: negotiation and dispute resolution

  • Mergers and acquisitions of regulated entities

  • Rate applications, negotiated agreements and contested hearings

  • National and international operational and organizational issues

  • Federal, state and local tax issues and guidance

  • Counsel with respect to ethics regulations and political action issues

  • Appeals of agency decisions

  • Agency procurement

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