Through advising, speaking, and consulting, Kristin serves as a resource to individuals, businesses and not for profit associations.
Kristin's 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. Kristin earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from Texas A&M University (2001), and graduated with honors from South Texas College of Law (2004).
Early on Kristin developed her niche in business transactions by serving as corporate commercial counsel for a global energy company in Houston, Texas. She moved to Austin to negotiate complex contracts for a Fortune 100 technology company.
In 2011, Kristin began offering services to her community in private law practice. Her work is focused on entrepreneurial services and nonprofit enterprise. Some areas she can provide useful information are: legal structures for start-ups & small-mid sized businesses; partnerships & business prenups; designing nonprofit orgs; insurance; employment; business contracts; commercial leases; spotting and planning around liabilities; intellectual property FAQs; internet commerce; applying for tax exemption or reinstatement; board of director training and duties.
Empowering entrepreneurs and community leaders in cultivating their life's work brings Kristin great satisfaction. She is inspired by and follow trends in social enterprise (harnessing capitalism for social good), tech, business and worker cooperatives, sharing law, benefit corporations, sustainable economies and conscious contracting.
From 2011-13, Kristin's law practice was part of a business cooperative sharing space with other professionals, a yoga studio (which she founded and operated for 2 years), and a community wellness center. These experiences offered Kristin first hand knowledge and insight often passed on to client entrepreneurs---envisioning and developing a values-based business, partnership, commercial tenancy, permitting, employment practices, dealing with the IRS, and ultimately winding up with mindfulness of the interests of multiple stakeholders.
These efforts, in creating her own alternative to a traditional law practice or corporate gig, have realized great success, and personal and professional happiness.
Licensed since 2004
Hourly ($275-375/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
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.
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2004||08/25/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|5 Years of Service, Legal Counsel||Wood Group Management Services||2011|
|Environmental Awareness Champion||Wood Group Management Services||2011|
|Compassionate Communications Course||Houston's Nonviolent Communication Community||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|
|Senior Contracts Advisor||Emerson Process Management||2014 - 2015|
|Of Counsel||Welsh LeBlanc, LLP||2013 - 2015|
|Managing Partner||Kristin Scheel, Attorney & Counselor at Law||2011 - Present|
|Commercial Counsel||Wood Group Management Services||2006 - 2011|
|Associate Litigation Defense Attorney||Brown Sims PC||2006 - 2006|
|Contracts Advisor||Gulf Interstate Engineering||2005 - 2006|
|Associate Trial Attorney||Friend & Associates||2004 - 2005|
|Mass Tort Litigation Law Clerk||Watts Law Firm||2004 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|GENaustin||Volunteer||2015 - Present|
|Greenlights||Member||2015 - Present|
|Austin Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association, Speakers Bureau||Speaker||2011 - 2014|
|Houston Holistic Lawyers for Transformation||Founder||2011 - 2012|
|Cutting Edge Law||Active Member||2011 - Present|
|Collaborative Law Bar Association||Member||2011 - 2013|
|Esperanza Project||Board Member||2010 - 2013|
|Texas Yoga Association||Board Member||2009 - 2010|
|Houston Bar Association||Member||2004 - 2014|
|Disposal of $5M Machinery Services Business||Transaction Closed on Schedule, despite the interuption of Hurricane Ike|
|Franchise Disclosures and Agreements||Agreed|
|Child Support Arrearages||Collections Agreed|
|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|
|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|