• Biography

    Brent Shultz helps business people in the banking, private equity and energy industries close the debt financings their businesses need to serve their customers and employees and to thrive in any business environment. He has negotiated and closed billions of dollars of complex debt financings.

    Before joining Haynes and Boone, Brent was a financial analyst and strategic planner at a major airline, where he advised senior management on major strategic initiatives. Brent regularly draws on his business background to understand financing transactions from a business perspective and to closely listen to and understand his client’s goals. Clients trust Brent to execute their most important transactions in a smooth, practical and business-focused manner, and, as a result of his achievements Brent has been recognized in the Best Lawyers "One to Watch" directory for Banking and Finance.

    Brent’s practice focuses on:

    • Fund finance (including capital commitment-secured facilities);
    • Energy finance (including reserve-based lending and credit facilities to midstream companies);
    • Cash-flow facilities (including investment grade and other corporate finance transactions);
    • Asset-based facilities (including asset-based lending, leveraged finance, acquisition finance and project finance); and
    • Restructuring, bankruptcy and workout matters.

    Brent serves on the firm’s pro bono committee, representing pro bono clients in veteran’s matters and acting as counsel for The H.E.A.R.T. Program, a Houston nonprofit that helps adults with intellectual/developmental differences to achieve their potential. He also takes an active role in his community, holding leadership roles with his local church, volunteering with charitable organizations. He is the proud father of two daughters. 

    Professional Recognition 

    • Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2021
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, magna cum laude; Executive Editor, Houston Law Review
    • B.A., Economics and Management, DePauw University, cum laude
  • Admissions

    • Texas