- Sacramento County Bar Association, Real Property
- Sacramento County Bar Association, Taxation
- Sacramento County Bar Association, Business
- Sacramento Estate Planning Council (2009-Present)
Practice Area(s): Corporate and Business, Real Estate, Tax and Estate Planning
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 and 2016, 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.
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento
LL.M., 2016, Transnational Business Practice
Dean’s Honor List 2006-2008
California State University, Sacramento
University California, Davis
B.A. in Economics, B.A. Political Science, 2003