Bret Madole focuses his practice on corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, banking, and intellectual property. According to Bret, “an effective lawyer understands the business terms of the deal just as well as the legal aspects.” Bret counsels individuals and companies from startup, implementing successful strategies for resolving problems with trademark, copyright, employment, licensing, governance, contracts, leases, mergers and acquisitions, and related issues. His clients span a vast array of industries, including advertising, marketing, construction, technology and product development.
In one case, a client decided to sell a business he had spent his entire career developing. “In this matter,” Bret says, “my work had more to do with counseling this gentleman about what he was going to do after the sale, how he would cope with selling ‘his baby.’ After several life-crisis delays, it was very rewarding when we got the deal done.”
Bret was educated at Birmingham-Southern College (1983) and earned his law degree at the University of Virginia (1986). In addition to his activities with the Dallas Bar Association (including service as chair of the Sports Law Committee) and other professional groups, Bret is the first lawyer to be elected to the board of the Dallas Ad League and is a board member of The Dream Fund.
University of Virginia School of Law
B.S., cum laude, 1983
Dallas Advertising League, Board of Directors
Dallas All Sports Association, Board of Directors
Dallas Bar Association (Corporate and Intellectual Property Section)
Dallas Bar Association (Chairman, Sports and Entertainment Sections, 1996-97)
Dream Fund, Board of Directors
State Bar of Texas (Corporate, Intellectual Property, and Sports and Entertainment Sections)
Texas Association of Bank Counsel
Author: Trademarks and Self-Named Businesses: What’s In a Name? Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter (2016 Special Healthcare Issue).
Author: Actual, Written Contracts More Precise Than Handwriting on the Wall.
Speaker: Practical and Legal Aspects of Doing Business on the Internet, Institute of Real Estate Managers, 1997.
Author: Drafting Letters of Credit, Real Estate Documents, Workouts and Closings, University of Houston Law Center, March, 1991.
Co-Author: Protecting and Realizing Upon The Issuer’s Right to Reimbursement, Letter of Credit, A Practitioners Workshop, New York, 1990.
Author: Instruments and Transfers-Proposed Amendments to Articles 3 & 4 and the New Article 4A, Texas Association of Bank Counsel, 1989.
D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2015-2016
Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation