Drew Slone is a Shareholder at Winstead PC. Drew’s Texas practice focuses on the use of special districts (public improvement districts, municipal utility districts, municipal management districts, tax increment reinvestment zones and the like) as tools for the development of master planned residential and mixed use communities. Her representative projects include the redevelopment of the historic Statler Hotel in Dallas, the infill mixed-use development Mercer Crossing in Farmers Branch, the Co-Op redevelopment in Hutto, and dozens of residential master planned developments in Celina, Mesquite, Justin, Aubrey, Anna, Princeton, Leander, Argyle, Comal County, Little Elm and Liberty Hill.
In addition to her work with special districts, Drew also has experience representing manufacturing companies in their relocations and expansions, with a heavy emphasis on foreign direct investment, helping those companies negotiate and implement incentive packages with state and local governments. While practicing in Atlanta, Georgia, she helped negotiate incentive packages for Kia Motors Manufacturing and related suppliers during the plant opening in West Point, Georgia and helped numerous closely-held German companies utilize incentives to establish manufacturing operations in the United States.
Drew is also a general municipal bond lawyer who represents cities, counties, underwriters, borrowers and developers in municipal bond transactions for capital projects. Drew has also served as general counsel to multiple development authorities and quasi-governmental entities. Her experience ranges from traditional general obligation bonds to high-yield development bonds.
Drew holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky and J.D., with Honors, from the University of North Carolina, where she was a member of the Law Review. She currently serves as a Board Member for Texas Women in Public Finance and is active with the Urban Land Institute of North Texas, serving on the Community Development Product Council and on the Steering Committees for the Center for Leadership and the P3 Product Council. Drew’s personal passions lie in improving health care and fitness in people's everyday lives and being an advocate for rescue dogs, particularly pitbulls. Outside the office, you'll find Drew working with Girls on the Run as Chair of the Board of Directors and volunteering with The Love Pit, a local Dallas area dog rescue. If it's early, you'll find her in the CrossFit gym.