Stephen A. Winter

Top rated Real Estate attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Winter Capriola Zenner, LLC
Stephen A. Winter
Winter Capriola Zenner, LLC

Practice Areas: Real Estate, Business & Corporate, Land Use & Zoning

Licensed in Georgia since: 1988

Education: Emory University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024

Winter Capriola Zenner, LLC

One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Rd NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30305 Visit website


As managing partner of the Winter Capriola Zenner, LLC, law firm in Atlanta, Georgia, attorney Stephen A. Winter has more than 30 years of legal experience representing clients throughout Georgia and Florida with their legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Commercial and civil litigation

·       Community associations law

·       Corporate and business transactions

·       Real estate, lending and finance

·       Resort and land development

A highly respected attorney with a strong business acumen, Mr. Winter delivers practical, straightforward advice to his clients to help them make the best-informed decisions on the matters that affect their cases. Reputed as tough and tenacious, he also aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes possible for his clients while ensuring they achieve the goals they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Over the course of his legal career, he has handled hundreds of business, finance and real estate transactions along with workouts and other pressing matters. He has also become a recognized authority in assisting with the legal issues surrounding planned and resort community developments, such as golf course communities, mixed-use developments, residential and condominium developments, timeshares and other vacation property, office complexes, townhomes, and more.

Drawing upon his in-depth knowledge of the law, Mr. Winter has published books and articles dealing with these topics and others, and he has conducted numerous lectures and seminars regarding the same. He has also established himself as a leader in his legal community, and he has served on several committees, boards and panels of various professional real estate and legal organizations, including currently serving as co-chair of the 2019 Community Association Institute's Georgia Legislative Action Committee.

Among his other professional affiliations, Mr. Winter is a member of The Florida Bar, the State Bar of Georgia, the Urban Land Institute and the Community Association Institute (CAI). Honored for his professionalism and service, he is a recent inductee into the CAI’s Georgia Chapter Hall of Fame, and he received the CAI National Award of Excellence in Chapter Leadership in 2001-2002 as well as the Rita Kennedy Award in 2001.

After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University in 1985, Mr. Winter returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 1988. Along with practicing before all Georgia and Florida state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Practice areas

Real Estate: Business, Business/Corporate, Land Use/Zoning
  • 70% Real Estate: Business
  • 20% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Land Use/Zoning

First Admitted: 1988, Georgia

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia, 1987
  • Member, National Association of Alcohol Beverage Licensing Attorneys
  • Past President, Georgia Chapter, Community Association Institute
Educational Background:
  • University of Georgia (B.B.A., 1984)
  • Georgia’s Super Lawyers
  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite
Industry Groups:
  • CAI
  • ULI

Office location for Stephen A. Winter

One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Rd NE, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 404-850-0012


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024

Top Lists

Top 100: Georgia Super Lawyers: 2020

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