Winstead public finance attorneys serve as general counsel and bond counsel to special districts providing water, sewer, drainage, roadway and transportation infrastructure for master-planned developments, commercial developments and mixed-use developments, including the following types of districts: Municipal utility districts (MUD), Municipal management districts (MMD), Freshwater supply districts (FWSD), Water control and improvement districts (WCID), and Other improvement districts.


Winstead Public Finance Attorneys

Ross Martin

Ross focuses his practice on public finance, special districts and public law. He serves as general counsel and bond counsel to special districts, including municipal utility districts, fresh water supply districts, special utility districts, municipal management districts, water control and improvement districts, and other improvement districts providing water, sewer, drainage, roadway and transportation infrastructure for master-planned developments, commercial developments and mixed-use developments.

Dan Martinez

Dan has served as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel in tax exempt financings involving revenue and tax supported debt obligations for various public entities including cities, counties, special school districts, and colleges.  Dan focuses his practice on all aspects of public finance and general corporate matters. He has served in a variety of roles on a number of financings for public entities throughout the state.  He serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel, and bank counsel in connection with public and private offerings of tax exempt and taxable bonds for school districts, counties, cities, institutions of higher education, and utility districts.

Sarah Landiak

Sarah’s practice focuses on the use of special districts and development incentives to aid in the development of master-planned communities.  She has experience in all stages of entitlement transactions, including negotiating and drafting development agreements, forming special districts, and providing counsel through bond issuance stages.

Scott Eidman

Scott’s practice is focused on public finance, local government and administrative law with an emphasis on representing special districts. He serves as general counsel and bond counsel to special districts, including municipal utility districts, fresh water supply districts, municipal management districts, special utility districts and water control and improvement districts. Scott also represents developers in matters that involve approval by state agencies that regulate special districts such as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Ryan Hafner

Ryan’s practice focuses on the negotiation of economic development incentives and the use of special districts (public improvement districts, municipal management districts, municipal utility districts, and tax increment reinvestment zones) to finance the development of master planned residential and mixed-use communities. He has experience representing landowners on zoning requests, specific use permits, variance and special exception appeals, annexation requests, and approvals for historic buildings. He also advises clients on platting and subdivision regulations and dedications of rights-of-way and easements.

Matt McPhail

Matt’s practice is focused on public finance and local government law with an emphasis on representing water supply corporations, municipal utility districts and other special districts as general counsel.

Winstead Public Finance Paralegals

Amy Bieber
Genny Lutzel
Vicki Hahn
Kimberly Studdard
Brynne West