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
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
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
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
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Meet Our Staff
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 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
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
Lara Bubalo Manor
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
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 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
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 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
Carr is a senior associate at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and large real estate transactions.
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
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
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
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??”
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
2017 FSTA Winter Conference
Vela Wood is sponsoring the Elevator Pitch Competition. Check out the conference details here.
| Omni Nashville Hotel | Full Details
Startup World Cup
Startup World Cup is a global competition. There are 16 regional pitch competitions all over the world. The U.S. Southwest...
| University of Texas at Austin | Full Details
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