Winstead’s Cheryl Cain Crabbe Named a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel


Houston, TX – Nov. 10, 2011 – Cheryl Cain Crabbe, a shareholder in Winstead's wealth preservation practice group, was named a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). ACTEC is a national organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. To learn more about ACTEC, go to:

Crabbe practices in both the Houston and The Woodlands offices of Winstead. Her practice focuses on transfer tax-sensitive estate planning, complex estate and trust administration, and family wealth transfer for closely-held business owners, corporate business executives, professionals, and other high net worth individuals and their families. Crabbe advises clients on minimization of gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxation and related IRS filing requirements, business succession planning, asset protection planning, pre- and post-marital property planning, charitable planning, trust modification and fiduciary succession, estate settlement, and resolution of family wealth transfer issues. She is board certified in Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been named a Best Lawyer in America, a Texas Super Lawyer, and a Top Houston Attorney. She received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, graduating summa cum laude.

Winstead is among the largest business law firms in Texas. Winstead attorneys and consultants serve as trusted advisors to mid-market and large businesses, providing a core range of legal services that are critical to their operation and success. From its well-known reputation in real estate and financial services to its corporate and high-stakes litigation practice, Winstead delivers practical knowledge and responsive service. And it's all backed by a "get-it-done" attitude. Winstead has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and The Woodlands, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. For detailed information about Winstead, visit

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