About Us

Winstead Business Divorce is a go-to resource for majority owners and minority investors in private Texas companies. The site features business news, legal trends, insights and blog posts that will be of interest to those holding an ownership stake in private companies, as well for those affiliated with or providing advice to private companies, which includes officers and directors, accountants, estate planners, wealth management advisors and business and family lawyers. Learn more

Our Team

Ladd Hirsch and John Tancabel are accomplished Business Divorce attorneys who frequently represent majority owners and substantial minority investors in private Texas companies. Ladd and John understand the business challenges, governance issues, and federal and state laws involved in achieving a business separation, including the type of issues that arise when this separation takes place in a family divorce proceeding. Over their legal careers, Ladd and John have become recognized for their experience in optimizing business outcomes for their clients while effectively managing costs. Their experience in bringing creative ideas to the table helps them develop legal strategies designed to achieve their clients’ business objectives. The Winstead Business Divorce team also includes lawyers from the firm’s offices in Austin, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.

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Ladd Hirsch is a solution-oriented trial attorney with more than 30 years experience representing companies and high net worth business clients in complex litigation cases and arbitration matters. Ladd is tenacious and pragmatic for his clients in both the courtroom and boardroom in seeking results that meet their short and long-term business objectives. Read More

The Winstead Way

Representing clients in Business Divorce matters is a significant part of Winstead’s practice.

And while it’s our profession and passion, we are acutely aware that nearly all of our clients want their lawsuit or dispute to go away. Quickly, definitively, discreetly and inexpensively.

Every attorney at Winstead understands the gravity and responsibility of clients choosing us to handle their business divorce. We work vigorously to protect our clients’ rights and interests, while helping them evaluate, manage and control the risks, costs and uncertainties associated with a business divorce.


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