Winstead PC

Banking & Finance Department

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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 says: "Winstead provides excellent advice on key risk areas and is key in negotiating the key contractual items important to the company."

Work highlights Represented Bank of Nova Scotia, acting as administrative agents, in a $1 billion secured credit facility provided to an energy company.

Notable practitioners

Melissa Stewart routinely handles complex financings on behalf of well-known financial institutions. A source says: "She is a great lender-side lawyer, she's highly respectable."

Sources report that Michael Hilliard "is extremely well known and respected, with a very solid reputation in the market." He is a longstanding practitioner in the Texas banking and finance space, noted for his strength on the lender side of transactions.

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.