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Winstead PC

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Diverse banking and finance practice with a deep bench, with particular expertise in acting for lenders. Clients include leading national and international banks. Handles large syndicated transactions, both secured and unsecured facilities and multicurrency facilities. Offers ancillary expertise in areas such as bankruptcy, real estate and corporate law. Notable strength acting for clients within the energy industry, while offering additional expertise in the sports and healthcare sectors.

Strengths

One source recognizes that Winstead "does an excellent job managing larger and more complex transactions."

Another commends the team for being "extremely responsive" and "very helpful in analyzing risks appropriately."

Work highlights

Counseled JPMorgan Chase Bank in a multijurisdictional and multicurrency restructuring amendment valued at $175 million.

Notable practitioners

Melissa Stewart routinely handles complex financings on behalf of well-known financial institutions.
"She has vast experience and is very familiar with the market, knowing what is reasonable and what is not; a good adviser and strong advocate who is very responsive."

Michael Hilliard is a longstanding practitioner in the Texas banking and finance space, noted for his strength on the lender side of transactions.
"He is a wonderful lawyer and gentleman."

Richard Leucht primarily handles midmarket transactions on behalf of bank clients. He regularly acts within the energy sector and boasts recent experience advising clients in the real estate space.
"People see him as a leader; I think highly of him."

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Overview

Winstead is a national choice for lenders and borrowers seeking sophisticated financing experience and deep knowledge of major industries from a regional firm focused on efficiency, service and cost effectiveness.

Our practical and pro-active approach recognizes and facilitates the relationship between lender and borrower and the team includes expertise ranging from large syndicated facilities to single-lender credit facilities of all types and complexities and we routinely represent national and international money-center banks.


Snapshot of Finance & Lending Strengths:

  • Middle-market transactions
  • Syndicated lending
  • Asset-based lending
  • Restructurings and workouts
  • Real estate finance
  • Mezzanine financing
  • Complex intercreditor relationships
  • Energy transactions
  • Healthcare finance
  • Technology financing


Melissa Ruman Stewart, Shareholder; Member Board of Directors; Chair, Finance & Lending Practice Group; Chair, Syndicated Finance Practice Group

214.745.5200 | [email protected]

Banking & Finance Department

Winstead PC

firm
Department location

2728 N Harwood Street

Suite 500

Dallas

Texas

USA

TX 75201

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Texas

Banking & Finance


Melissa Stewart
Band 3
Michael Hilliard
Senior Statespeople
Richard Leucht
Band 4