R. Brooks Whitehead

R. Brooks Whitehead

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP
 | 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 850
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-446-2300
Fax: 916-503-4000
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Real Estate: Business (30%),
  • Tax: Business (20%),
  • Tax: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

Brooks Whitehead’s practice focuses on commercial real estate, corporate and business law, and matters of taxation.  His commercial real estate practice includes purchase and sale agreements, commercial leasing, and easements and covenants. 

Brooks’s transactional business practice includes matters such as choice of entity, formation, governance, dissolution, buy-sell agreements, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, contract review and drafting, and the like.  He has advised and represented entities of all forms and types, including for-profit and nonprofit, domestic and international, corporate and pass-through.

Brooks’s tax practice includes tax planning and tax controversy for both businesses and individuals, including matters of corporate, partnership, income, international, sales and use, employment, estate and gift, and property tax.  Additionally, Brooks has experience in basic and complex estate planning and asset protections matters.

He is a former Chair and multi-year board member of the Tax Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association.  His other professional associations include the Business and Real Property Sections of the SCBA and the Sacramento Estate Planning Council. 

Brooks received his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he was named a member of the Roger J. Traynor Honor Society.  He also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Business Practice from McGeorge, where his coursework emphasized taxation.  Brooks also obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento, and double-majored in Economics and Political Science while at the University of California, Davis.

Brooks was named a Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers in 2015 through 2018, which is awarded to the top 2.5% of practitioners under the age of 40.  He also maintains an AVVO attorney rating of 10.0 Superb.

About Brooks Whitehead

Admitted: 2009, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.murphyaustin.com/practice-teams/practice-teams-ov...


  • Traynor Honor Society, McGeorge School of Law
  • 2014-2015, Transnational Business Practice LLM Program, Scholarship, Pacific McGeorge Institutional Scholarship Award
  • 2006-2008, Dean's Honor List, McGeorge School of Law
  • 2005-2006, Barrister's Scholarship, McGeorge School of Law
  • 2006-2007, Academic Achievement Award, McGeorge School of Law
  • 1999-2003, Scholarship, Schwab-Rosenhouse Memoerial Scholarship

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 2014, Sacramento County Bar Association - Tax Section, Chair
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Section, 2014
  • 2011-2014, Sacramento County Bar Association - Tax Section, Board Member
  • 2009-Current, California Bar
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association, Tax Section, 2009
  • 2010-Current, Sacramento Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association, Real Property Section, 2015

Educational Background:

  • 2014-2016, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Transnational Business Practice LLM (emphasis in tax)
  • 2007-2009, California State University Sacramento - MBA
  • 2005-2008, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • 1999-2003, UC Davis, Economics, BA; Political Science, BA
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Office Location for R. Brooks Whitehead

555 Capitol Mall
Suite 850
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Last Updated: 3/5/2019

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