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Stephen A. Winter
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Stephen A. Winter

Managing Partner

Stephen A. Winter is the Managing Partner of Winter Capriola Zenner. He dedicates much of his practice to resort and land development, the representation of community associations, general corporate, business and finance transactions, workouts and real estate law. Stephen brings a tough, thorough business mind to his practice while also acting as a reasonable and practical advisor with over 30 years of experience.

Stephen is significantly involved, on a national basis, in the representation of developers of and investors in planned and resort communities, including golf course communities, mixed-use developments, residential communities, condominium developments, vacation ownership or timeshare regimes and associations within these types of developments. He is also very active in real estate and community association law representing residential and office condominiums, townhome developments, mixed-use projects, residential community associations, and master-planned communities.

Stephen is currently a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Florida Bar, Urban Land Institute (ULI) and of Community Associations Institute (CAI). He has served on the board, many committees and is a past president of the Georgia Chapter of Community Association Institute and remains a very active member.

Stephen has written several articles and books pertaining to all types of real estate, including planned communities, golf course communities, and community associations, and has lectured many times on subjects relating to these topics. Stephen was recently inducted into the Georgia Chapter of CAI’s Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of the 2001-2002 CAI National Award of Excellence in Chapter Leadership and the 2001 Rita Kennedy Award presented by The Georgia Chapter of CAI. He is co-chair of the 2019 CAI-Georgia Legislative Action Committee.

Stephen has been a practicing attorney since 1988 and is a graduate of the Emory University School of Law. His undergraduate degree is in Accounting from the Emory University School of Business Administration.

Stephen enjoys coaching youth sports and is deeply involved in his children’s activities – both athletic and academic. He spends his free time playing golf, watching movies, traveling, relaxing with a nice cigar and glass of wine, as well as enjoying the company of his family and two dogs – Syd and Mel.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial and Civil Litigation
  • Community Associations
  • Corporate and Business Transactions
  • Real Estate, Lending and Finance
  • Resort and Land Development


  • Emory University (J.D., 1988)
  • Emory University (B.B.A., 1985)

Bar Memberships

  • Florida
  • Georgia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. App. 11th Cir.
  • N.D. Ga.
  • Ga.
  • Ga. App.
  • Fla.