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

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

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

Private Equity & Venture Capital Funds

VW represents all manner of private equity funds, from venture capital to family offices. Fundraising and deploying capital can be complex, but we’re here to make it easy. Read More

Fantasy Sports and Gaming Law

From full season fantasy leagues to daily fantasy sports to eight liners to amusement machines, we’ve got you covered. Read More

Sports and Entertainment

Whether you’re a current or former athlete, or a growing sports startup, we’ve got the playbook you need. Read More

Trademarks

Need help protecting your brand, slogan, or logo? Click here to get started. Read More

Real Estate Law

Vela | Wood has a wealth of experience representing all parties in real estate transactions, including, buyers, sellers, lenders, landlords and investors. Read More

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Get to Know Us

  • See Our Infographics

    Explore our interactive content. You’ll find our annual graphics depicting our firm at work and at play, a guide to help you navigate your startup’s lifecycle, and more. View Infographics

  • Venture Deals in 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 Attorneys

  • “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 M&A, venture financing, and fund formation. Read More

  • “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”
    — Marcus Aurelius

    Radney Wood

    Partner

    Radney is a named partner at Vela Wood. He divides his practice between commercial litigation and general corporate matters, concentrating on partnership disputes, corporate governance, venture financing, and contract negotiations. Read More

  • “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

    – Anonymous

    Carr Staley

    Partner

    Carr is a partner at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions and investment activities. 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

  • Christopher M. Jaquez

    Senior Counsel

    Chris is a Senior Counsel at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice on M&A, corporate governance, intellectual property, and complex corporate transactions. 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

    Senior 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

  • “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 venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and technology transactions, and general corporate governance. 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

  • “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 Associate

    Jenny is Senior Counsel at Vela Wood. She focuses her practice on employment law and general corporate matters. Read More

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Latest Blog Posts

Venture Deals Review Overview

February 21, 2018

Office Hours is a podcast hosted by Vela Wood startup attorneys Kevin Vela and Aaron Terwey covering general issues related to small businesses and startups. Venture Deals Review is a series of Office Hours episodes discussing the book Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer … Read More

Make an Investment in Legal

February 19, 2018

A question I often hear from startups when discussing initial legal work is, “How much will this cost?” This is the wrong question – most startups are looking at their legal expense the wrong way. They should be asking, “How … Read More

Preparing for Funding Ep1: Incorporation

February 19, 2018

In this episode, Kevin and Aaron discuss why your company’s legal matters, lifestyle businesses v. venture-backed businesses, whether you should form your entity as a corporation or LLC, implications of the new tax code, and the filing requirements for entity formation. Read More


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