Aaron Terwey

Senior Associate

Aaron is a senior associate in the transactional section at Vela Wood PC. Aaron represents startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and established businesses in a wide range of matters, with an emphasis on venture financings (both equity and convertible debt), mergers and acquisitions, and acting as outside general counsel.

Prior to joining VW, Aaron was a corporate associate at Locke Lord and a member of the inaugural class of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center Ambassador Program.

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If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late. – Reid Hoffman

Aaron received his JD in 2012 from Notre Dame Law School, where he was elected to the Student Bar Association and served as an Admissions Ambassador, and his BA in Political Science from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, in 2006.

Aaron is a mentor at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center and a member of the Colgate Club of DFW, Colgate University’s Alumni Admissions Program, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Dallas Young Lawyers Association.

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Aaron now lives in Dallas with his wife, Margaret, and their energetic puppy, Lady Bird.




Aaron Terwey's Recent Blog Posts

Learning from No

October 18, 2016  |  By Aaron Terwey

Hearing ‘no’ from an investor doesn’t end the conversation; it pivots the conversation. If you’ve ever embarked on a round of funding, even a simple friends and family round, chances are you’ve heard some form of “no” more than you’d like. Read More

Posted in Startups

Liquidation Preferences and Convertible Notes

June 29, 2015  |  By Aaron Terwey

It’s no secret that entrepreneur turned VC, Mark Suster, generally isn’t a fan of convertible notes. Here at Vela Wood, we’re fairly pro convertible notes when used responsibly in certain situations. Despite Suster’s dislike of convertible notes, he still looks … Read More

Posted in Convertible Notes, Funding & Capital Raising, Startups

Contemporaneous Crowdfunding

February 17, 2015  |  By Aaron Terwey

A client who recently launched an intrastate, [1] equity-based, crowdfunding campaign in Texas called me a few weeks ago with an interesting question: “Can we do an accredited investor, interstate, equity-based crowdfunding campaign at the same time?” After some research, I … Read More

Posted in Crowdfunding, Funding & Capital Raising, Securities