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 - 2018
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 venture financing, fund formation, and M&A activities. In recent years, he has represented both startups and investors in over $100M in venture financing. Kevin was named a 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star, was honored by D Magazine as a Best Lawyer in Dallas, and is a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, an honor granted to 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys. 

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.

Prior to law school, Kevin spent seven years in Dallas, working in finance and marketing. Although he began his career working for Fortune 500 companies, an entrepreneurial spirit led Kevin to pursue roles in several startup companies. Later, he started his own business, a test preparation company. Having scored in the top five percent on the GMAT, LSAT, and GRE, Kevin used his test taking expertise to help thousands of students increase their scores and gain admission to graduate school.

Kevin is active in the business and startup communities. He is the Chair of the Texas State Bar Committee for Law Focused Education. He is also a board member of CFxAustin and the Texas Wranglers Alumni Association, and is the chair of the Greenville Avenue Area Business Association (which puts on the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dallas).

He is a mentor for both RevTech, a leading venture accelerator and seed fund, and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, which provides support and education to entrepreneurs and early-stage startups. 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.

Further, Kevin co-manages a Dallas-based venture capital fund, Blossom Street Ventures, which is currently on its fourth fund. He is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and the Sports Lawyers Association.

Raised in Arlington, Kevin is an avid Dallas sports fan. Although he used to enjoy spending time at the local sporting arenas 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: https://velawoodlaw.com/attorney/kevin-vela/

Honors and Awards:

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

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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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    Last Updated: 10/25/2017

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