Kevin Vela

Kevin Vela

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Dallas, TX

Vela Wood P.C.
 | 5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 802
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214-821-2300
Email: Kevin Vela
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (60%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Kevin Vela is a founding partner at Vela Wood P.C. He focuses his practice in the areas of emerging companies, corporate law, capital raises, and real estate investment activities. Kevin serves as general counsel for a number of small and mid-sized businesses, providing representation for business transactions, as well as day-to-day guidance on legal and operational issues. Kevin has performed hundreds of corporate formations and regularly handles governance matters, venture capital financing transactions, and M&A activities. In recent years, he has represented both startups and investors in over $50M in seed and angel rounds. Kevin speaks, reads and writes fluent Spanish, and is able to provide bilingual representation on request. He is active in the legal and business community, and regularly writes about startup and small business issues in the VW blog

Kevin is a graduate of the University of Texas, where he earned his bachelor degree in business administration and juris doctorate degree with honors. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2008.

Kevin is active in the business and startup communities. He is chairman of Law Focused Education Committee of the State Bar of Texas, and the Greenville Avenue Area Business Association (known for planning the annual Dallas St. Patrick's Day Parade). He is also a mentor to RevTech, and to the Dallas Entrepreneur Center. Further, Kevin is a founding member of The Dallas Angel Network (the “DAN”), a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs with angel investors in Dallas. Kevin co-manages Blossom Street Ventures, a Dallas based venture fund.

An accomplished and experienced speaker, Kevin has addressed large audiences on topics covering Startups, Venture Financing, Crowdfunding, Real Estate Law, and Texas Securities Exemptions.

Raised in Arlington, Kevin is an avid Dallas sports fan. Although he used to enjoy spending time at the local sporting arenas and around town with his wife, Layla, they now spend most of their time pandering to their two children, Ariana and Arman.

About Kevin Vela

Admitted: 2008, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in Dallas - Corporate Law, D Magazine, 2016
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2015

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas

Industry Groups

  • Ecommerce
  • Mobile
  • Restaurant
  • Retail
  • SaaS
  • Tech
  • Office Location for Kevin Vela

    5307 E. Mockingbird Lane
    Suite 802
    Dallas, TX 75206


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