Lindsey Altmeyer


Lindsey is an associate in the transactional section at Vela Wood. She advises and counsels investors, entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses with an emphasis on venture financing, securities exemptions, and general corporate governance.

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I said you need to strive to be better than everyone else. I didn’t say you needed to be better than everyone else. But you gotta try. That’s what character is: It’s in the try. – Coach Taylor

Lindsey graduated cum laude from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2016. In law school, she served on the Executive Board of the SMU Law Review Association as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Air Law and Commerce. Also while in school, she had the privilege of gaining invaluable work experience in a variety of legal areas, including: interning for the Dallas County Criminal Court of Appeals; externing for a federal district judge in the Northern District of Texas; working as a legal assistant in a business litigation firm; clerking for the General Counsel of a Fortune 500 company; and, most importantly, joining Vela Wood as a law clerk for her last few semesters of school.

Prior to law school, Lindsey obtained her BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University. She then spent nearly six years working for a Congressman in Washington, D.C. Assisting her boss with his work as a member on the prestigious Ways and Means Committee gave Lindsey insight into the legal challenges many small businesses face and instilled in her a desire to assist those small business owners on a more intimate level.

Lindsey was born and raised in Amarillo, but has settled happily in Dallas with her husband, Luke, and precious baby girl, Katy Jane. She enjoys traveling, the theater, and pretty much any outdoor activity on a beautiful day.


Lindsey Altmeyer's Recent Blog Posts

Securities Straight Talk Vol. 4: Why you Need to Consider Blue Sky Laws Before Conducting a Capital Raise

December 15, 2016  |  By Lindsey Altmeyer

Not taking securities laws into account prior to the start of your offering can create a dark cloud over your otherwise bright, sun-shiny raise. Read More

Posted in Securities

Securities Straight Talk Vol. 3: Keeping it Local—Changes to the Rule 147 Intrastate Offering Exemption

December 15, 2016  |  By Lindsey Altmeyer

The SEC, wishing to facilitate capital formation by smaller companies, amended Rule 147 and adopted Rule 147A to modernize the intrastate offering exemption. These changes have liberalized the Rule 147 safe harbor and expanded the exemptions available for local securities offerings. The amended Rule 147 and new Rule 147A are largely identical, except for a few distinct differences. Read More

Posted in Securities

Securities Straight Talk Vol. 2: Out With the Old (Rule 505), In With the New (Rule 504) 

December 15, 2016  |  By Lindsey Altmeyer

The SEC released its final ruling that amends Rule 504 and repeals Rule 505, altering Reg D as we know it. In a nutshell, the SEC has combined the best of Rule 504 (unlimited investors, no accredited investor requirement, no burdensome disclosures) with the best of Rule 505 (a $5,000,000 offering limit). Read More

Posted in Securities