WELCOME TO VELA | WOOD P.C. We are a boutique corporate law firm that focuses our practice on small businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups. As a one-time startup and now a small business ourselves, we are proud to represent the businesses and ideas that are fueling tomorrow’s growth. We endeavor to provide counsel as your attorney and your partner. Give us a call, and let’s get started.

Our Practice Areas

  • Startups

    VW represents hundreds of startups all over the world. Our vision and goal is to be the best startup firm in Texas, plain and simple. Read More

  • M&A & Corporate Law

    Need help restructuring your entity, cleaning up your cap table, or getting your corporate governance in order? It’s not as hard as it seems. Let us walk you through it. Read More

  • Business Litigation

    Whether it is a contract dispute, a trademark infringement, or simply a situation you aren’t sure how to handle, we are here to help. Read More

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Get to Know Us

  • Year in Review

    Every year we produce a graphic annual report about our firm, who we are, how we’ve grown, and what we like to drink. View Reports

  • Seed Round Capital Raise Audit

    To better understand the evolving state of early stage investment deals in North Texas, we created a seed round capital raise audit. See Report

  • VW Podcast

    We have a lot to say, so we will be producing podcasts to share information relevant to you and your industry. Learn from our expertise (for free!) Listen Now

Meet Our Staff

  • Vela, stop shooting so much.

    – Coach Cranfill

    Kevin Vela

    Partner

    Kevin Vela is a founding partner at Vela | Wood P.C. He focuses his practice in the areas of startups, corporate law, capital raises, and real estate investment activities. Read More

  • Passion makes life interesting, what ignites our soul, fuels our love, carries our friendships…and pushes our limits. – Pat Tillman

    Radney Wood

    Partner

    Radney focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation, as well as provides clients with transactional advice, concentrating on entity formation, contract negotiations and general business transactions. Read More

  • Don’t count the things you do, do the things that count. – Zig Ziglar

    Lindsey Altmeyer

    Associate

    Lindsey focuses her practice in the areas of counseling investors, entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses with an emphasis on venture financing, blue sky exemptions, and general corporate governance. Read More

  • Give them what they never knew they wanted. – Diana Vreeland

    Lara Bubalo Manor

    Associate

    Lara focuses her practice in the areas of counseling investors, entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses with an emphasis on entity formation, capital raises, mergers and acquisitions, general business transactions, and real estate transactions. Read More

  • Learn from others whom have walked the path before you, but be smart enough to know when to cut your own trail. – Narciso Rodriguez

    Caroline R. Fabacher

    Associate

    Caroline focuses her practice in the areas of counseling investors, entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses with an emphasis on entity formation, capital raises, mergers and acquisitions, and general business transactions. She also has extensive knowledge of the evolving legal landscape of the fantasy sports industry. Read More

  • You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute. – Tina Fey

    Meaghan Johnston

    Associate

    Meaghan focuses her practice in the areas of counseling investors, entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses with an emphasis on entity formation, capital raises, mergers and acquisitions, general business transactions, and real estate transactions. Read More

  • Always tell the truth. That way, you don’t have to remember what you said. – Mark Twain

    David Khirallah

    Associate

    David is an associate at Vela Wood and focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, landlord-tenant law, consumer law, and personal injury claims. Read More

  • Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

    – Anonymous

    Carr Staley

    Senior Associate

    Carr is a senior associate in the transactional section at Vela Wood PC. He represents private companies in connection with matters relating to corporate governance and restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, capital raising and entity formation.
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  • That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. – Walt Whitman

    Mary Ashley Storm

    Of Counsel

    Mary Ashley Storm focuses her practice on Texas alcoholic beverage commission (TABC) regulation and licensing, and business formations. Read More

  • Live every week like it’s Shark Week. – Tracy Jordan

    Aaron Terwey

    Senior Associate

    Aaron focuses his practice in the areas of counseling investors, entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses with an emphasis on entity formation, capital raises, mergers and acquisitions, general business transactions, and real estate transactions. Read More

  • When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. – Elon Musk

    Jeff Villalobos

    Associate

    Jeff focuses his practice in the areas counseling investors, startups, and established businesses with an emphasis on trademark registration and disputes, copyrights, terms of service agreements, privacy policies, intellectual property agreements, entity formation, general business transactions. Read More

  • Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin

    Jenny Young

    Senior Of Counsel

    Jenny focuses her practice on commercial and business litigation with an emphasis on employment law, as well as provides clients with transactional advice, concentrating on entity formation, contract negotiations and general business transactions. Read More

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Latest Blogs & Events

VW FFL Recap: Week 2

September 22, 2016

Fantasy Football is back. Party time, excellent! It is the most wonderful time of the year, and lucky for you the recap is back too. In honor of Wayne’s World and the Bohemian Rhapsody intro, we will do this recap to the tune of the top songs of 1992. Read More

Keep Your Investors Updated

September 20, 2016

One of the things we preach to our clients is transparency with investors. Besides the fact that investors have certain information rights under state law, clear communication serves multiple purposes. (Note: investors do not get access to everything – confidential … Read More

Term Sheets 101 Podcast

August 29, 2016

Kevin stopped by Collide Village, an accelerator based in McKinney, Texas, to talk to its current startup class about term sheets, valuation, convertible notes, and equity. If you’re a startup looking to raise capital, here is some of the basic … Read More


Oct 07

Texas Exes Golf Classic

Join the Texas Exes for the 29th Annual Get Teed Off at OU golf tournament. Every year the Dallas...

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Oct 31

Techweek Dallas 2016

This year, Techweek is Oct. 31, 2016 – Nov. 7, 2016. It will be hosted in Dallas for the first...

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