I care deeply about my clients, my family and my community, and I've always worked extra hard for success in these areas.
My career started in the energy industry as corporate commercial counsel. These years allowed me to learn business and industry from the inside, and grow as a lawyer under the guidance of excellent mentorship.
Today my work is focused on advising organizations on day-to-day business decisions, including formations, contracts and real estate, in the for profit and nonprofit world. I've created structures for start-ups & small-mid sized businesses, partnership agreements, buying and selling of businesses, performed due diligence on client strategic targets, developed and helped implement policy, insurance planning, employment decisions and contracts, commercial real estate, made application for tax exemption or reinstatement, trained boards of directors, and investigated insider theft. Most clients rely on me as outside general counsel.
I've always followed my community interests, believing it my personal responsibility to give time and talents to creating a thriving world for us all. Many nonprofits have relied on me as a volunteer, a board member, an adivser, an advocate, a business lawyer, and a supporter.
I grew up in a conventional family in the northwest suburbs of Houston, Texas. I've worked as long as I can remember, beginning as a babysitter for our church community. In 2011, I started my first business.
Firsthand experience has taught me that so many people are working just as hard as I have to create an enriching life for themselves, their families and thier communities. All of these people inspire me and I take the responsibility of being their lawyer incredibly seriously.
My work has been featured in the Texas Bar Journal, American Bar Journal and Cutting Edge Law, and as a guest lecturer at the The University of Houston Law Center. I earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from Texas A&M University (2001), and graduated with honors from South Texas College of Law (2004).
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Ms. Scheel is sharp, perseverant and exceptionally skilled in successfully representing clients in business, contractual and commercial matters. Her entrepreneurial mindset, community-driven focus, and dedication to the craft of lawyering make her one of the best the profession has to offer. I wholeheartedly endorse Ms. Scheel.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2004||10/19/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|REverse Pitch Mentor||City of Austin - Innovation||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|LaunchEDU Entreprenuer Advisory Board||SXSWedu||2015|
|5 Years of Service, Legal Counsel||Wood Group Management Services||2011|
|Environmental Awareness Champion||Wood Group Management Services||2011|
|Environmental Awareness Champion||Wood Group Management Services||2010|
|Steering Committee Member||Transition Houston||2009|
|Law Review, Assistant Editor||South Texas College of Law||2003|
|Dean's Honor List||Texas A&M University||2001|
|Distinguished Student Award||Texas A&M University||2000|
|Managing Partner||Scheel Legal||2011 - Present|
|Senior Contracts Advisor||Emerson Process Management||2014 - 2015|
|Of Counsel||Welsh LeBlanc, LLP||2013 - 2015|
|Commercial Counsel||Wood Group Management Services||2006 - 2011|
|Associate Litigation Defense Attorney||Brown Sims PC||2006 - 2006|
|Contracts Advisor||Gulf Interstate Engineering||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Awake Business Convention||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|GENaustin||Volunteer||2015 - Present|
|Greenlights||Member||2015 - Present|
|Austin Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|FrenetiCore||Board of Directors||2013 - 2014|
|Houston Bar Association, Speakers Bureau||Speaker||2011 - 2014|
|Cutting Edge Law||Past Director||2011 - Present|
|Collaborative Law Bar Association||Past Chairman||2011 - 2013|
|Houston Holistic Lawyers for Transformation||Director||2011 - 2012|
|Esperanza Project||Board Member||2010 - 2013|
|Texas Yoga Association||Board Member||2009 - 2010|
|Houston Bar Association||Past Vice Chair||2004 - 2014|
|Disposal of $5M Machinery Services Business||Transaction Closed on Schedule, despite the interuption of Hurricane Ike|
|Franchise Disclosures and Agreements||Agreed|
|New Busness Startup||N/A|
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|ABA publication||Attorney meshes her yoga and law practice||2013|
|Texas Bar Journal||It's Never Too Law: Finding Happiness in Your Legal Career||2011|
|Conflict Healer Blog||Resolve to be Meaningful: Creating Legal Agreements||2011|
|South Texas College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Texas A&M University||Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|
|Austin Business & Nonprofit Meetup||Law Info Nonprofit Checkup||2015|
|Austin Business & Nonprofit Meetup||Law Info Business Checkup||2015|
|Austin Business & Nonprofit Meetup||Law Info B Corp 101||2015|
|Austin Business & Nonprofit Meetup||Introduction to B Corps||2015|
|Austin Business & Nonprofit Meetup||Law Info Nonprofit 101||2015|
|Austin Business & Nonprofit Meetup||Law Info Business 101||2015|
|Professional Responsibility Legal Education Course||Creating an Ethical and Unique Law Practice||2013|
|Personal and Professional Ethics||Lawyer Lifestyle: Career Choices & Dilemmas||2012|
|Fall Ethics Workshop||Emerging Technology and Ethics||2012|
|Design Your Own Success||Be a Lawyer, Be Yourself||2012|
|Bioneers Conference||Socially Responsible Businesses in a Bottom-Line-Driven Economy||2012|
|Sam Houston High School||Importance of Jury Service||2011|
|KIPP High School||Importance of Jury Service||2011|