Caroline R. Fabacher


Caroline is an associate in the transactional section at Vela Wood PC. She advises and counsels investors, entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses with an emphasis on entity formation, capital raises, mergers and acquisitions, and general business transactions. Caroline also has extensive knowledge of the evolving legal landscape of the fantasy sports industry.

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Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs

Caroline graduated cum laude from Southern Methodist University in 2016 with her JD-MBA. With a concentration in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, she is well equipped to provide clients with counsel that goes beyond their immediate legal needs. Caroline also has extensive knowledge of the evolving legal landscape of the fantasy sports industry and is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association. An “early-adopter” with an entrepreneurial spirit, Caroline is passionate about working with those pursuing their own ventures. She strives to serve her clients by providing efficient resolution of legal matters – leaving them with the time and energy to focus on other aspects of their business – and being a resource for strategy, perspective, and network growth.

Prior to law school, Caroline graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After graduating, she served as a Health and Environment Volunteer in the United States Peace Corps in Niger and Madagascar. Upon returning home, she worked with the advertising and marketing teams at Texas Monthly.

Born a Connecticut Yankee and raised by Texans, Caroline now happily resides in Dallas. She enjoys eating and talking about eating, traveling to new places, yoga, and trash talking in her fantasy sports league. You might find her as a guest judge at the next local pitch competition.


Caroline R. Fabacher's Recent Blog Posts

The Startup Visa – International Entrepreneur Rule

February 6, 2017  |  By Caroline R. Fabacher

The International Entrepreneur Rule applies to foreign entrepreneurs looking to build their company in the U.S. and American startups looking to bring a key foreign cofounder stateside. Read More

Posted in Startups

Texas Lawmakers Tackle the Issue of Fantasy Sports Contests with New Bill

February 2, 2017  |  By Caroline R. Fabacher

Texas is having quite the week for sports. And I’m not just talking about the upcoming Super Bowl in Houston on Sunday. Yesterday, on February 1, Texas Rep. Richard Peña Raymond introduced HB 1457, a regulatory bill that seeks to … Read More

Posted in Fantasy Sports

DFS Legislative Development Summary: Clarification of Legal Status Opens Doors for Daily Contests, but Regulations Set Roadblocks for Smaller Operators

May 28, 2016  |  By Caroline R. Fabacher

With opinions from attorney generals and legislative developments arriving daily, staying on top of the shifting legal environments of every state can be a chore for any fantasy sports operator. But when you’re trying to get your fantasy sports startup off … Read More

Posted in Fantasy Sports