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 the managing partner at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of startups, M&A and corporate law, capital raises, and real estate investments. 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 Wood is a named partner at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation and general corporate matters, concentrating on partnerships disputes, corporate governance, venture financing, and contract negotiations. 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 document drafting for large investment funds. 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, mergers and acquisitions, and general business transactions and has an 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 is an associate at Vela Wood. She focuses her practice in the areas of M&A contract drafting, investment documents, partnership agreements, and issuing equity and incentives. Read More

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

    David Khirallah

    Senior Associate

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

  • Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

    – Anonymous

    Carr Staley

    Senior Associate

    Carr is a senior associate at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and large real estate transactions.
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  • 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 entity formation, capital raises, and venture financing (both equity and convertible debt). 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 agreements. Read More

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

    Jenny Young

    Senior Of Counsel

    Jenny is senior of counsel at Vela Wood. She 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

Do I really owe Delaware $75,000??? Explaining Delaware Franchise Tax Calculations.

January 20, 2017

Every year around January or February we receive frantic calls and emails from a handful of clients who are utterly shocked by the franchise bill they just received from Delaware. “How can I owe $75,075 in franchise taxes??? We don’t have that kind of cash; do I have to raise more money just to pay this bill? Does this happen every year??”
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Which insurance does my startup need?

January 18, 2017

At some point in time, the topic of insurance will come up. Every startup and small business will need insurance, and for a mature business, an insurance guy is one of the four pillars of your business. We’re by no … Read More

The Four External Pillars of a Small Business

January 18, 2017

Starting a business is hard work. There are lots of pitfalls to navigate, and some are impossible to avoid. But it’s not as hard to get help as you may think. Every small business (and this includes startups) should have … Read More


Jan 23

2017 FSTA Winter Conference

Vela Wood is sponsoring the Elevator Pitch Competition. Check out the conference details here.

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Feb 07

Startup World Cup

Startup World Cup is a global competition. There are 16 regional pitch competitions all over the world. The U.S. Southwest...

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