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

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Funds

    VW represents all manner of private equity funds, from venture capital to family offices. Fundraising and deploying capital can be complex, but we’re here to make it easy. 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

  • Fantasy Sports and Gaming Law

    From full season fantasy leagues to daily fantasy sports to eight liners to amusement machines, we’ve got you covered. Read More

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Get to Know Us

  • See Our Infographics

    Explore our interactive content. You’ll find our annual graphics depicting our firm at work and at play, a guide to help you navigate your startup’s lifecycle, and more. View Infographics

  • Venture Deals in 2016

    To provide analysis on early-stage venture financing in North Texas, we created an audit of the capital raises we facilitated in 2016. 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 the managing partner at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of venture financing, mergers & acquisitions, 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 is a named partner at Vela Wood. He divides his practice between commercial litigation and general corporate matters, concentrating on partnership disputes, corporate governance, venture financing, and contract negotiations. Read More

  • Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

    – Anonymous

    Carr Staley

    Partner

    Carr is a partner at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions and investment activities. Read More

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

    Lindsey Altmeyer

    Associate

    Lindsey is an associate at Vela Wood. She focuses her practice in the areas of 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 is an associate at Vela Wood. She focuses her practice in the areas of real estate transactions and private placements. 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 is an associate at Vela Wood. She focuses her practice in the areas of entity formation, capital raises, corporate governance, and daily fantasy sports regulations. Read More

  • Christopher M. Jaquez

    Senior Counsel

    Chris is a Senior Counsel at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice on M&A, corporate governance, intellectual property, and complex corporate transactions. 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

    Senior Associate

    Meaghan is an associate at Vela Wood. She focuses her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private placements, corporate governance, and incentive plans. Read More

  • A lot of people give up just before they’re about to make it. You never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one. – Chuck Norris

    Nic O’Brien

    Associate

    Nic is an associate at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of entity formation, capital raises, mergers and acquisitions, and general business transactions. Read More

  • “Do it well, and do it fast.” – Juan Ramos Baeza, Dad

    Juan Ramos

    Associate

    Juan is an associate at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and general corporate law, specializing in partnership disputes, corporate governance, contract drafting, and negotiation. Read More

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

    Aaron Terwey

    Senior Associate

    Aaron is a senior associate at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of venture financing and technology 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 is an associate at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of trademark registration and disputes, copyrights, terms of service agreements, privacy policies, and intellectual property licensing agreements. Read More

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

    Jenny Young

    Senior Counsel

    Jenny is Senior Counsel at Vela Wood. She focuses her practice on employment law and general corporate matters. Read More

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Latest Blogs & Events

VDR Ch. 13: Issues at Different Financing Stages

October 16, 2017

In this episode, we discuss runaway valuations, party rounds, and board control.  Read More

VDR Ch. 12: Raising Money the Right Way

October 12, 2017

In this episode, we discuss what your venture attorney’s role is – and isn’t – in raising money, expectations for your friends and family round, and best practices when emailing potential investors. Read More

VDR Ch. 11: Negotiation Tactics

October 2, 2017

In this episode, we discuss the role of your lawyer in a term sheet negotiation, when and how to walk away from a deal, and the best ways to prepare for a negotiation. Read More



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