Katelyn Van Sickel

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(713) 739-7007

About Katelyn Van Sickel

Katelyn Van Sickel joined CJMH in 2019 after beginning her career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

Katelyn’s experience as an accountant helped her develop a mastery of numbers, which has been invaluable to her diverse client base that includes business owners, privately held companies, and startups. 

In her time with CJMH, Katelyn has assisted with several corporate reorganizations and restructurings, assisted in representing clients under audit by the IRS and before the Texas Comptroller, and represented clients in contract preparation and negotiations as an outside general counsel. She has also assisted in the purchase and sale of many business entities, including handling some transactions as the lead attorney on the deal.

Clients appreciate Katelyn’s respectful and attentive nature – especially her prompt communication and professionalism. Her experience as an accountant helps her to translate numbers and legal jargon to provide business savvy and practical approaches to client matters. Katelyn’s integrity, consistency, and attention to detail remain at the forefront of her practice. 

Katelyn received her BSBA in Accounting from the University of Colorado, and then her Juris Doctor in 2018 from the University of Houston Law Center. Katelyn is active with the Christian Legal Society.

When Katelyn isn’t providing legal services, she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering with her church, and spending time outside hiking, biking, kayaking, and skiing. 


Katelyn’s business acumen and attention to detail have led to successful representation of clients in the following matters: 

  • Assisting business owners in selling and gifting equity to key employees.
  • Assisting family office enterprises in corporate reorganizations and generational succession planning.
  • Representing buyers and sellers in corporate transactions involving the sale and acquisition of businesses in a broad range of industries, including trucking and hauling, accounting and bookkeeping, medical research, art education, and others.
  • Assisting startup companies with raising capital through multiple rounds of debt and equity financing, including analysis of resulting capitalization.
  • Representing business owners in a broad range of contract negotiations, including manufacturer and distributor agreements, consulting agreements, settlement agreements, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, commercial leases, promissory notes and security agreements, property management agreements, and others.
  • Assisting business partners in entity formation, negotiating ownership terms, and resolving governance disputes.




University of Houston Law Center, JD

University of Colorado, BSBA (Accounting)

Bar Admission

State Bar of Texas

Practice Areas