Nic O’Brien


Nic is an associate in the transactional section at Vela Wood. He advises and counsels investors, entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses with an emphasis on entity formation, capital raises, mergers and acquisitions, and general business transactions.

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If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. – Bruce Lee

Nic graduated with Honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 2016. In law school, he served on the Executive Board of Volume 35 of the Review of Litigation as the Managing Editor. He focused his curriculum on commercial transactions, allowing him to service nearly all of our clients’ needs. He also had the privilege of gaining invaluable work experience in a variety of legal matters by interning at several business-centric law firms, in-house at one of the nation’s largest private financial companies, and with Vela Wood after taking the bar.

Prior to law school, Nic obtained his BBA in Business Management from Texas A&M University, graduating Cum Laude.

Nic grew up in Ferris, Texas (you’ve seen the golf-course net on I-45 south of Dallas) and now resides in Dallas. He loves traveling, trying new restaurants, eating Torchy’s queso, and playing (watching, reading, and thinking) about sports.