Clark Smith

Clark E. Smith is a partner at Vela Wood and head of the firm’s regulatory compliance and public policy practice.


Mattison Raiford

Mattison Raiford is an attorney at Vela Wood. She represents clients in general business matters, with a focus on venture capital and mergers and acquisitions.


Chi Reece

Chi Reece is a partner at Vela Wood. She focuses her practice in the areas of business and commercial transactions, real estate transactions, and trademarks.


Kate Ballard

Kate Ballard is an attorney at Vela Wood. She represents a variety of startups and established businesses in general business matters, venture capital, and private equity.


Kevin Koskovich

Kevin Koskovich is an attorney at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, startup and ventures, venture capital, and M&A.


Bronté Story

Bronté Story is an attorney at Vela Wood, representing a variety of transactional matters including entertainment law, intellectual property law and commercial contracting matters.


Alexus Esquibel

Alexus Esquibel is an attorney at Vela Wood. She represents clients in general business matters, with a focus on venture capital financing and start ups.


Hugo Ramirez

Hugo Ramirez is an associate attorney at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice on intellectual property and corporate transactional matters. Hugo is pending license in Texas.


Gregory Smith

Gregory Smith is Senior Counsel for Vela Wood, with a practice focusing on real estate, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. With a firm background in energy law including the renewables sector, Gregory has a substantial transactional knowledge foundation. Gregory is a 2020 and 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star and a Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow.


Rebecca Carpenter

Rebecca Carpenter is a Senior Counsel at Vela Wood who focuses on fund formation and fund representation.