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

    Senior 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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  • 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

Business Judgment Rule: Having Poor Business Judgment Isn’t a Tort

November 22, 2016

The rationale behind the rule is to shield those individuals that owe fiduciary duties to a Company (directors, officers, executives) from fear of a lawsuit each time they make a decision that in hindsight might end up being bad for the company. Read More

From the DR to Dallas: What Arístides Learned at Vela Wood

November 10, 2016

Wow! I can’t believe it’s been five weeks already. Seems like it was just yesterday that I was meeting hundreds of new faces from all over the hemisphere at the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Opening Summit. It’s … Read More

Don’t Have Enough Authorized Shares? There’s a Fix for That.

October 19, 2016

Last September, the Texas legislature ratified Subchapter R, giving Texas for-profit corporations a statutory device for ratifying what were once considered void or voidable corporate acts or issuances of company shares. The new legislation applies to well-established and newly formed … Read More


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