Candace Groth is a senior attorney at Vela Wood. She focuses her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and private equity. Candace has represented investors, startups, entrepreneurs, and established businesses across a diverse range of industries, including technology, real estate, and financial services.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. – Samuel Johnson
Candace Groth graduated summa cum laude from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. After law school, Candace served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Christine A. Nowak on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Candace is licensed to practice in Texas and Minnesota.
Candace is active in both the Texas and Dallas legal communities. She is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and is an active member of the Grants and Scholarship Committees for the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) Foundation. She also currently serves as Co-Chair of the DAYL Freedom Run, Wellness, and Women’s Mentoring Circle Committees. Additionally, she is a past-Chair of the Civil Liberties & Civil Rights Section of the State Bar of Texas and currently serves on the Section’s Council. Candace is a frequent speaker and author on corporate and data privacy issues.
Candace was born and raised in the Midwest, but has settled happily in Dallas, Texas. She enjoys running and spending time with her two Shih Tzus, Arthur and Louis.
- You’re Fired: The First Amendment and Social Media, 15th Annual Bill of Rights Course, TexasBarCLE (forthcoming May 14, 2021)
- Crossing the Border, Tips for Attorneys, Bench & Bar of Minnesota (August 2019)
- Data Privacy Rights: Searches at the Border and Beyond, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting (June 14, 2019)
- Searching for Data Privacy, 13th Annual Bill of Rights Course, TexasBarCLE (May 17, 2019)
- The Future of Collective Employment Arbitration Part II: Apocalyptic Warnings, Lochnerizing, and the Right to Contract, 24 Tex. J. on C.L. & C.R. (2018)
- Ethics in Practice: Exploring Ethics from Different Practice Perspectives, Hamline Univ. School of Law (Nov. 18, 2015)
- Attractiveness and Certainty: The Minnesota LLC Act Makeover, Hamline Univ. School of Law (Oct.13, 2015)
- Protecting the Profession through the Pen: A Proposal for Liberalizing ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.4 to Allow Multidisciplinary Firms, 37 Hamline L. Rev. 565 (2014)
- Revolution is No Longer a One State Affair, 1 Macalester Rev. (2011)
- Represented a managed IT provider seller in connection with acquisition by a private equity-backed competitor. The deal included an f-reorganization and extended escrow requirements, including a PPP Loan escrow
- Represented a Minnesota buyer in connection with the purchase of a lakeside resort, including management of extensive real estate holdings and planned communities (HOA’s). The deal included a novel combination of seller, conventional, and MHFA financing.
- Represented a Minnesota seller in connection with the sale of a restaurant, including optimization of seller tax treatment for the transaction
- Represented a Minnesota buyer in connection with purchase of a Texas cosmetology business
- Represented two national managed service companies in connection with a strategic merger in multiple phases
- Represented twelve Minnesota real estate companies in connection with a complex restructuring of the existing entities, allowing the companies to generate substantial returns for their investors
- Represented an investor in connection with the termination of a rollover business startup (ROBS) structure
- Represented a Minnesota real estate company in connection with a MNVest offering