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Winstead is among the largest business law firms in Texas. Our attorneys and consultants serve as trusted advisors to mid-market and large businesses, providing a core range of legal services that are critical to their operation and success. From its well-known reputation in real estate and financial services to its corporate and high-stakes litigation practice, Winstead uses solid legal experience to deliver innovative solutions on your terms.

In Lavizadeh v. Moghadam, a trustee purchased real estate and then had a dispute with a guarantor. No. 05-18-00955-CV, 2019 Tex. App. LEXIS 10835 (Tex. App.—Dallas December 13, 2019, no pet. history). The trial court ruled against the trustee, and the trustee objected to the failure to have a jury trial. The trial court overruled that objection, and the trustee appealed. The court of appeals first held that the trustee waived any issue on the…
In Leland House v. Webb, a husband sued his deceased wife’s executor to quiet title in real estate that she obtained from her aunt. No. 06-19-00054-CV, 2019 Tex. App. LEXIS 10012 (Tex. App.—Texarkana November 19, 2019, no pet. history). The executor argued that the transfer was not a sale of property, but was a gift. The trial court ruled for the executor, and the husband appealed. The court of appeals first reviewed the law regarding…
In In the Estate of Johnson, a decedent’s daughter filed a will contest after accepting over $146,000 from the estate. No. 05-18-01193-CV, 2019 Tex. App. LEXIS 9646 (Tex. App.—Dallas November 4, 2019, no pet.). The executrix filed a motion in limine challenging the daughter’s standing and asked the trial court to dismiss the will contest, which the trial court did. The daughter appealed. The court of appeals first addressed whether the daughter had standing to…
  David F. Johnson, lead writer for the Texas Fiduciary Litigator blog, discusses Texas fiduciary litigation case law and addresses issues such as merger of trusts, Gunn Trusts, statute of limitations, quasi-estoppel, arbitration, conspiracy, employee liability, and other issues. CLICK HERE FOR WEBINAR Texas Fiduciary Litigation Update: 2018-2019 – PowerPoint Texas Fiduciary Litigation Update: 2018-2019 – Paper If you are interested in joining our next complimentary webinar or presentation, please send your request…
David F. Johnson, lead writer for the Texas Fiduciary Litigator blog, was selected for JD Supra’s “Most Popular Estate Planning Reads in 2019.” The blog post, “Court Holds That a Will Left a Partial Intestacy,” is listed as the #9 most well-read estate planning article published by JD Supra in 2019.  Click here to view the complete list.   David serves as the managing shareholder of Winstead’s Fort Worth office.   He maintains an active…
In In re Troy S. Poe Trust, trustees of a trust that was embroiled in litigation filed suit to modify the trust to increase the number of trustees and change the method for trustees to vote on issues. No. 08-18-00074-CV, 2019 Tex. App. LEXIS 7838 (Tex. App.—El Paso August 28, 2019, no pet.). After the trial court granted the modification, a party to the proceeding appealed and argued that the trial court erred in refusing…