Linda Wilkins is an employee benefits and executive compensation attorney with over 25 years of experience. She is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Since 2003, Linda has been listed as a Texas Super Lawyer® by Law & Politics magazine, and has been listed in Best Lawyers In America since 2006 in the field of employee benefits law.
Linda's experience includes representing companies and their boards of directors with compensation strategies and benefit plans to recruit and retain key executives. Linda also helps executives understand and negotiate their employment contracts and long-term incentive plans. And, she specializes in exit strategies for business owners, including ESOP transactions. Linda has extensive experience with stock incentive plans, change of control agreements and mergers and acquisitions.
Linda received her J.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Oklahoma Law Review. She received her LL.M. degree in Taxation from Southern Methodist University. Linda has served on the faculty as an adjunct professor teaching employee benefits and ERISA litigation at SMU Dedman School of Law.
Before forming her own firm in October 2009, Linda was a partner with the firm of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell for over 25 years.
Wilkins Finston Friedman Law Group: Our Mission Statement — We were founded in 2011 by partners with a passion for creating a new business model. Our seven attorneys have combined experience of over 100 years in this boutique practice area with large regional, national and international firms. We exist because our founding partners decided to offer our clients a new business model more suited to their needs. The same technology and innovation that is driving our clients’ businesses is driving our business. Resources once available only to large law firms are now readily available to any firm, regardless of size. The legacy cost structure pushing up others' hourly rates does not impact our firm. Our attorneys thrive in a setting that stresses a diverse, collaborative effort. THIS is why we exist.