July 24, 2019 | By Jeff Villalobos
To maintain compliance with various state and federal laws, it is important that a company keeps records on how it collects, processes, uses, and shares personal information. Read More
Jeff is a senior attorney at Vela Wood. He advises and counsels investors, startups, and established businesses with an emphasis on intellectual property, technology commercialization, privacy, advertising, and corporate transactional matters.
There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.
– Warren Bennis
Jeff graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. While in law school, Jeff was a chief of the Small Business and Trademark Clinic and participated with the ABA Client Counseling and Arbitration teams. Prior to law school, Jeff obtained his B.S. in Public Policy, Management, and Planning with an emphasis on Urban Development from the University of Southern California.
At Vela Wood, Jeff advises clients on a wide variety of intellectual property, privacy, advertising, and corporate transactional matters, including trademark clearance, trademark enforcement, brand development, copyrights, IP due diligence, technology commercialization agreements, privacy policies, terms of service agreements, endorsement agreements, advertising regulations, and distribution agreements.
Based out of El Paso, Texas, Jeff likes to spend his time hiking or traveling with his wife, Tilli, and their sons Tracen, Marshall, and Tommy.
Jeff is actively involved in the startup community in the Borderplex region and New Mexico. Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Arrowhead Innovation Fund, teaches Entrepreneurial Law as an adjunct professor at New Mexico State University, and is an organizer of the El Paso Día de los Muertos Pitch Competition.