Who is Vela Wood?
Welcome to Vela | Wood

Vela Wood (VW) is a boutique corporate law firm with a local feel and a global impact. We focus our practice in the areas of M&A, Sports & Gaming, Venture Capital, and Corporate Transactions. We pride ourselves in building real relationships with our clients and partnering with them for the long-haul.

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We’ve Got You Covered
Mergers & Acquisitions
Startups & Venture
Sports & Gaming
Fund Representation
Trademarks
Employment
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Blockchain
Need Help Along the Way?
Vela Wood Podcasts

Whether you’re a first-time founder or a serial entrepreneur, we have a podcast for you. We’ll walk you through the legal side of things and share our experiences counseling hundreds of startups.

Podcasts
Venture Glossary

Our Venture Glossary will be your new best friend. It features over 500 terms that are common parlance in the startup world, from Accelerated Vesting to Zombie.

Venture Glossary
Venture Deals in Review

To provide analysis on early-stage venture financing in North Texas, we have reviewed our venture transactions on a year-by-year basis.

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How We’ve Helped Our Clients
NoiseAware Inc.

NoiseAware offers state of the art noise monitoring solutions for the short-term rental industry. NoiseAware has evolved over the past several years into a global leader in hardware and software solutions for individual and professional property managers alike. Vela Wood […]

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SignEasy

SignEasy is a global leader in the electronic signature space and is trusted by over 35,000 companies worldwide and processes millions of signatures each year. SignEasy has been a Vela Wood client for over 10 years, and during that time […]

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Tennessee Titans

Vela Wood is proud to represent the Tennessee Titans. Vela Wood has supported the Titans in-house legal team and business units with drafting and negotiating various types of commercial agreements, including sponsorship agreements, stadium-related service agreements, and facility rentals, along […]

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Learn from Our Experience
M&A
Add-On Acquisitions in Lower Middle Market Private Equity

While the second quarter of 2020 continued a COVID-propelled downward trend in M&A deal activity, there was a sharp increase in the proportion of sponsor-backed “add-on” acquisitions relative to overall deal volume.


Funding & Capital Raising
The Mechanics of Converting Convertible Notes

Convertible notes are a great tool for venture financing, however, the actual mechanics of converting convertible notes is not a simple task and requires great care.


Name, Image, Likeness
The Name, Image, and Likeness Legal and NCAA Regulatory Landscape

The purpose of this article is to summarize the name, image, and likeness legal landscape, and the rights athletes would have to commercialize their right of publicity depending on what is ultimately legislated.