Mark S. Whitaker

Mark Whitaker is a shareholder of Baird, Crews, Schiller & Whitaker, P.C. His practice focuses on serving clients in matters related to business, estate planning, probate and guardianship.


Education
  • Juris Doctor, 1992
    Baylor University
  • Master of Business Administration, 1998
    Tarleton State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1988
    Baylor University
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning, Wealth Transfer & Asset Protection
  • Business & Tax Planning
  • Business Transactions
  • Probate & Guardianship

Special Designations

Representative Experience
  • Represents individuals and families in estate, business, and succession planning, incorporating simple and complex techniques
  • Extensive experience in the formation and operation of all types of business entities, including limited partnerships, limited liability companies (including Series LLCs), S-Corporations, C-Corporations, non-profit entities and mergers and conversions of various entities
  • Represents numerous business owners in sale and disposition of business assets
  • Represents numerous estates and trusts in the probate and administration process
  • Experience in the formation and operation of Freestanding Emergency Centers, Urgent Cares and Professional Associations related to healthcare
  • Experience in the formation and operation of a Professional Employer Organization (PEO)
  • Experience in the formation and operation of a Discount Medical Plan Organization (DMPO)

Professional Activities, Affiliations & Awards
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, College of State Bar
  • Member, Bell County Bar Association (Past President and Board Member)
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2007 and 2017) Lone Star Legal Aid (Belton Branch Office)
  • District 8 Grievance Committee – State Bar of Texas (Past Chair)
  • Bell County Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year (1998)
Community Involvement
  • Active member and Elder at Vista Community Church
  • Temple Chamber of Commerce (Past Board Member)
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone – City of Temple (Past Board Member)
  • Former Chairman, Board of Directors for the Hope Pregnancy Clinic
  • United Way of Central Texas (Past Board Member & Legal Counsel)
  • Hope Pregnancy Centers (Past Chair and Board of Directors)