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 to give you a snapshot of our firm at work and at play – who we are, how we’ve grown, and how we like to have fun. View Infographics

  • VW Venture Deals Year in Review 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 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 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

  • 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 mergers and acquisitions, private placements, corporate governance, and incentive plans. 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

  • “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

  • 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 real estate transactions and investment activities. 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 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 and general business transactions. Read More

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Latest Blogs & Events

Venture Deals Review Ch. 2: Raising Money & Pitch Decks

July 18, 2017

In this episode, Kevin and Aaron review “Chapter 2: How to Raise Money” and discuss how to determine how much money to raise, how to prepare a pitch deck, whether or not you need a PPM, four key roles of a lead investor, and first practical steps after deciding to raise money.  Read More

Startup Starter Pack

July 17, 2017

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur with a game-changing idea or just a dedicated Silicon Valley viewer who just wants to understand the ups and downs of Pied Piper, we’ve got resources to help you get there. Read More

Venture Deals Review Ch. 1: VC’s Non-Monetary Value, Friends/Family Financing Issues & SEC Advisor Success Fees Rules

July 11, 2017

In this episode, Kevin and Aaron review “Chapter 1: The Players” and discuss the non-monetary value your VC should provide, issues with Friends and Family financing, how the angel investor ecosystem has evolved, and how paying advisors success fees can violate SEC laws. Read More


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