Lee Wilkins has provided strategic advice and counsel to businesses and their owners for over thirty-five years, including the following:

• Merger, Acquisitions and Sales of Businesses or Divisions
• Real Estate Purchases, Sales and Development
• Banking and Tax-Exempt Bonds
• Commercial Finance and Securitizations
• Loan Workouts
• Regulatory Compliance and Tax Planning
• Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements,

  including Non-Competition and Non-Disclosure

  Agreements

• Intellectual Property and Trademarks


In the direct selling niche, Lee has assisted with:

• Regulatory Compliance
• Product Claims and Disclaimers
• Marketing and Advertising
• Endorsements and Testimonials


While at Cantey Hanger LLP, Lee was active in Meritas, a global affiliation of law firms with nearly 7,000 lawyers in 176 firms. He served on the Meritas Board of Directors from 2009 through 2012. He also served on the Quality Assurance Committee (2009-2015), Strategic Planning Committee (2013-2014) and Governance Task Force (2012-2013).  Meritas recognized Lee’s service by naming him the 2013 Grahovac Award Recipient.  Lee’s Meritas service has resulted in many treasured friends and trusted business contacts throughout the world.


Previous Law Firm Experience:


• Cantey Hanger LLP, Partner in Charge of Dallas Office,

  1991–2014; and Chair of Business and Tax Section,

  2012-2014
• Jenkens & Gilchrist, Partner, 1978-1991


Education:


• J.D., 1978, University of Oklahoma College of Law; Notes

  and Comments Editor, Oklahoma Law Review

• B.A., 1974, Oklahoma State University, English Literature,

  with Honors in English


Bar Admissions and Affiliations:


State Bar of Texas (Business Law, Real Estate and

  Technology Sections) 
• Dallas Bar Association


Lee is married to his law school classmate, Linda Wilkins. They enjoy golf, tennis, scuba diving and underwater photography.