Winstead's Financial Services Group

Professional Biography

The pace of change presents unique challenges to every financial services institution, whether large or small. This environment often requires legal counsel with nationwide experience in national trends and an understanding of specific regional issues. Winstead’s legal team utilizes a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to draw on the right resources at the right time, using the firm’s broad experience to address legal issues across a full range of business needs.

Regional and Community Banks

Legal counsel plays important roles in the operational and business platforms of regional and community banks. In a bank's lending activities, this includes providing guidance in loan originations, servicing, workouts and related litigation. In day-to-day operations, challenges are inherent in corporate workspace and can impact regional and community banks’ bottom lines. Examples include the areas of technology, regulation, risk management, human resources and executive compensation and benefits, where experienced outside legal counsel can furnish valuable advice in response to current issues.

National Banks

In contrast to many regional and community banks, we recognize that large national banks rely upon their in-house legal department for many operational tasks. Winstead provides support and guidance in those areas as needed, as well as for discrete topics such as syndicated lending, middle market finance, commercial real estate lending, and litigation. In the area of syndicated finance, Winstead is typically ranked highly each year on the LPC Legal League Table for lead arranger representations. We are active in the syndicated lending market across many industries, including energy finance, healthcare finance, media and telecommunications finance and real estate finance.

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