Brad Whitlock focuses his practice on representing small and mid-size business clients. He has experience in a wide variety of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity securities financings, company formation, contracts, employment matters, corporate governance issues and a broad variety of other legal arrangements and agreements. In many instances he serves as an outside general counsel for his clients, helping them with both business and legal issues. He has been involved in the drafting of many Texas business statutes and is a frequent speaker on corporate law topics.


Prior to joining Scheef & Stone he was a partner at a major Dallas-based law firm and served as general counsel for a privately held Dallas-based manufacturing company.


  • Dallas Bar Association, Securities Law Committee (Chair)
  • Texas Business Law Foundation (Chair)
  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Corporate Law Committee


  • Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 1988
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Westminster College (MO), 1985

Practice Areas

Corporate & Business

  • Contract Drafting & Negotiation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Entity Selection & Business Formation
  • Joint Ventures & Partnerships
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Venture Capital Transactions

Securities & Finance

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Offerings

Intellectual Property

  • E-Commerce
  • Licensing & Technology Transfers


  • Loan Negotiation & Documentation


  • State Bar of Texas, 1988


  • Best Lawyers In America as designated by Woodward/White, Inc., 2005, 2006, 2015 – 2022
  • Texas Super Lawyer as designated by Thomson Reuters, 2002 – 2019
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2011, 2012, 2014 – 2020
  • Best Lawyers Under 40, D Magazine
  • Hatton W. Sumners Scholar—SMU School of Law
  • Member, Journal of Air Law & Commerce
  • Order of the Coif


  • Co-Author, Texas Business Transactions Guide, Thomson Reuters