A Wyoming native, Ms. Winegar is Managing Partner of the firm and practices primarily out of the firm’s Cheyenne office. She focuses her practice in the areas trust and estate administration, estate planning, business planning, real estate, employment and health law. Her practice offers a comprehensive, practical, values-based approach to wealth transfer and succession planning, including efficient approaches to trust and estate administration. Ms. Winegar serves as general counsel for several Wyoming private trust companies. She has extensive experience handling a variety of business and real estate transactions, including representing companies in all stages of their development, real property acquisition and disposition, complex financing transactions and opinion work. She is also experienced in counseling physicians and physician practice groups on practice organization, sale, acquisition, management, employment and regulatory compliance issues. Her background in the performing arts uniquely equips her with a creative and results-driven practice.
Ms. Winegar received a bachelor of music degree with honors in trumpet performance and a minor in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2000, and a J.D. with honors from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2004. She is licensed to practice law in Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska. She is a member of the Laramie County Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Southeast Wyoming Estate Planning Council, and Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates and related issues. She was also an Adjunct Professor of Law (Estate Planning) at the University of Wyoming College of Law for the Spring semester of 2012. Ms. Winegar completed the Governing Family Enterprises Executive Education Program at the Kellogg Center for Family Enterprises at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in October 2017.
Ms. Winegar is Chair of the Wyoming State Bar’s Client Protection Fund Committee, and has been a member of that committee by appointment of the Wyoming Supreme Court since January 1, 2019. She is a member of the Cheyenne Community Advisory Board of Jonah Bank of Wyoming. Ms. Winegar is a former member of the Board of Directors of Cheyenne LEADS, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation, University of Wyoming College of Law Advisory Board, Greater Cheyenne Arts Advisory Council, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, and served by appointment of the Wyoming Supreme Court as a member of the Lawyer Mentoring Program Implementation Board, having previously co-chaired the Wyoming State Bar Association Mentoring Committee with partner Tom Long.
From Chambers and Partners: Cheyenne-based Natalie Winegar is the firm’s managing partner. Winegar practises trusts and estates law, as well as real estate and natural resources. She also represents many physicians and healthcare professionals. Wyoming sources highlight Winegar’s “large client base” of high net worth clients and the “high-level” work she is involved with. Natalie Winegar remains one of the most highly regarded practitioners for corporate law and estate planning matters. She is also noted for her expertise in real estate, business planning and healthcare work.