Bradley W. Rapp is an attorney and shareholder of Rapp & Krock. With over 25 years of experience in the legal field, Mr. Rapp concentrates his practice in business law including transactional, operational and governance issues, real estate, and tax law. Mr. Rapp 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 for closures
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
My greatest satisfaction is in seeing our clients grow and succeed in their business endeavors and knowing that we had some level of contribution in that success.
Prior to forming his current firm, Mr. Rapp 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. 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.
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.