Rapp, Brad

Bradley W. Rapp



Texas A&M University

B.B.A. in Accounting, 1988

B.S. in Political Science, 1988

Hamline University School of Law

J.D. 1993


Texas, 1993

Memberships & Activities

Houston Bar Association

Texas Aggie Bar Association

United States Naval Academy Parents Club

Houston A&M Club

Houston Christian High School Board of Trustees

Bradley W. Rapp

Bradley is an attorney and shareholder of Rapp & Krock. With over 25 years of experience in the legal field, he concentrates his practice in business law including transactional, operational and governance issues, real estate, and tax law. Bradley also enjoys providing legal guidance for general business matters such as:


      • Business formation & financing
      • Entity choices and formation considerations for business entities
      • Negotiation, documenting, and closing equity & asset mergers & acquisitions
      • Business contract drafting, negotiations, and review,
      • Real estate sales, acquisitions, and foreclosures
      • Negotiation and drafting of commercial and residential leases
      • Commercial and residential loan documents for lending institutions,
      • Tax planning for businesses and their owners (asset protection & estate planning)
      • Representing taxpayers before the IRS & other taxing authorities
At my core, I thrive on helping people. Whether it is answering a simple question, working with them to structure a complicated plan, or undertaking an unknown (to them) process, I get satisfaction and comfort helping them in any way I can.

Prior to forming his current firm, Bradley was a principal of Rapp Law Firm, PC, in Houston, Texas. Before that, he was a partner in the law firm of Meyer, Knight & Williams, L.L.P. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas, and is admitted to practice before the Texas State Courts and the United States Tax Court.

Representative Matters


      • Represented the group of owners of a conglomerate of commercial and marine boiler companies in the negotiation and documentation of the sale of the businesses to a competitor.
      • Represented the owner of an insurance brokerage business in the sale of its book of business to a competing agency.
      • Advised and directed a client on an exempt offering of corporate securities (“Reg D”) for a holding company of various insurance agencies.
      • Represented a company in the termination and layoff of numerous employees in securing releases and waivers in exchange for negotiated severance payments.
      • Regularly assist new ventures in the entity selection process and the drafting and negotiation of formation, governance and buy-sell documents.
      • Completed a corporate merger and reorganization of a client’s numerous business into a structure to consolidate operations and insulate liabilities.
      • Completed for a client the creation of a new class of ownership equity and the adoption of a plan to award such non-voting equity interests to management team and employees.
      • Represented a client with the negotiation of a new Employee Agreement as a new executive at a Fortune 500 company.
      • Assisted a “mom and pop” business with the succession transitioning of the ownership and operations of a business to children.
      • Represented a minority owner of business in the purchase and buy-out of the majority owner.