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<br /> AUGUST 15, 2011 · VOL. 27 · NO. 20 · $9.00<br /> www.texaslawyer.com<br /> Former Clients Allege Winstead Did Not Disclose Conflict<br /> by BRENDA SAPINO JEFFREYS<br /> bjeffreys@alm.com<br /> Two California residents sued Dallas-based Winstead<br /> and shareholder Mike McWilliams on July 29 alleging they<br /> failed to disclose a conflict of interest that left the plaintiffs<br /> “without effective representation” in connection with several<br /> real estate and financing transactions.<br /> “Mr. McWilliams and Winstead failed to put the interests<br /> of Plaintiffs first, ahead of Winstead or another parties'<br /> interests,” allege Richard L. Bloch, individually and as a<br /> trustee of the Richard and Nancy Bloch Family Trust, and<br /> Nancy Bloch as a trustee, in the petition.<br /> The plaintiffs bring several causes of action against the<br /> defendants: breach of fiduciary du<a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=1"> AUGUST 15, 2011 · VOL. 27 · NO. 20 · $9.00 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=2"> 2 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=3"> AUGUST 15, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=4"> 4 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=5"> AUGUST 15, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=6"> 6 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=7"> AUGUST 15, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=8"> 8 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=9"> AuguST 15, 20113 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=10"> 10 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=11"> AUGUST 15, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=12"> 12 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=13"> AUGUST 15, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=14"> 14 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=15"> AUGUST 15, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=16"> 16 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=17"> AUGUST 15, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=18"> 18 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=19"> AUGUST 15, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=20"> 20 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=21"> AUGUST 15, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=22"> 22 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=23"> AUGUST 15, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=24"> 24 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=25"> AUGUST 15, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=26"> 26 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=27"> AUGUST 15, 2011 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, August 15, 2011 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8c7ae0f9?page=28"> </a>