April 23, 2021
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that partners Kathleen Wu, Peter Weinstock, Daryl Robertson and Kathleen Tarbox Muñoz have been named to D Magazine’s 2021 Best Lawyers in Dallas list.
Best Lawyers is a peer-review voting process. To compile the listing of the city’s top attorneys for businesses, D Magazine editors conduct a citywide poll asking Dallas lawyers to nominate peers in their practice area whose work they most admire. A panel of lawyers then join the magazine’s Executive Editor in finalizing the list of Dallas’ top business attorneys.
The 2021 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list will appear in the May issue of D Magazine, and will be available on the publication’s website, www.dmagazine.com, throughout the year.
Wu’s real estate transactions practice has a broad wingspan, serving a national clientele from Wall Street to California and crossing multiple industries and disciplines, including everything from hotel chains, governmental authorities, investment banks, and syndicators to real estate developers, lenders, loan servicers, and many other entities. With such a lofty reputation and loyal client base, she has maintained a spot on D Magazine’s Best Lawyers list since 2003.
Throughout his career, Weinstock has devoted substantial time to strategic planning, bank compensation and defense of enforcement matters, including concerning fair lending and BSA. As a corporate partner and co-leader of the Financial Institutions Section practice group, he has counseled institutions on more than 375 M&A transactions, hundreds of securities offerings, including over a dozen IPOs, and capital planning, over 50 de novo banks and hundreds of administrative and other enforcement actions. Additionally, Weinstock is a recipient of the 2018 Game Changer Award by Finance Monthly Magazine and acted as lead counsel on The M&A Atlas Awards’ North American Corporate Deal of the Year.
Robertson’s practice focuses on business, finance and real estate transactions, entity formation, M&A, hospitality and securities law. His experience covers a wide range from representing private equity clients in numerous kinds of M&A and restructuring transactions, including sales of more than 50 private REITs in separate transactions aggregating more than $6 billion in sales price, to representing buyers and sellers of hotels and other real estate, issuers in public and private offerings of securities and borrowers in loan transactions. Robertson has also been the long-time Chair of the Texas State Bar Business Law Section Committee that drafted the novel Texas Business Organizations Code and its numerous amendments in the past 15 years. He has been at the forefront of developing Texas law for business entities and UCC amendments for more than 20 years.
Muñoz has significant experience drafting and negotiating documentation in connection with secured and unsecured lending and regularly represents financial institutions, lenders and special servicers on matters involving origination and securitization as well as workouts, assumptions and the exercise of remedies. She has also routinely represented clients in various areas of real estate related matters including acquisitions, development, dispositions and leasing, including the negotiation of related agreements and property related due diligence involving title, survey, zoning and land use matters. Additionally, Muñoz has been named to D Magazine’s 2021 Best Lawyers Under 40 list.