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Bradley W. Rapp

Principal
Bradley W. Rapp

Bradley W. Rapp concentrates his practice in business law, including transactions, operational and governance issues, real estate, and tax law. His practice includes general business matters; formation and financing of business ventures; entity choices and formation considerations for business entities; negotiating, documenting, and closing equity and asset acquisitions, mergers, and consolidations; business contract drafting, negotiations, and review; real estate sales, acquisitions, and foreclosures (judicial and non-judicial); negotiation and drafting of commercial and residential leases; commercial and residential loan documents for lending institutions; and tax planning for businesses and their owners, including asset protection and estate planning. Mr. Rapp also represents taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities.

Bradley concentrates his practice in business law, including transactions, operational and governance issues, real estate, and tax law.

Mr. Rapp is a native of El Campo, Texas. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1993. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) and Bachelor of Science (Political Science) from Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas in 1989.

Prior to forming his current firm, Mr. Rapp was a principal of Rapp Law Firm, PC, in Houston, Texas. Before that, Mr. Rapp was a partner in the law firm of Meyer, Knight & Williams, L.L.P. in Houston, Texas. Mr. Rapp 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.