Vela Wood is a boutique corporate law firm with a local feel and a global impact. We focus our practice in the areas of M&A, Sports & Gaming, Venture Capital, and Corporate Transactions. We pride ourselves in building real relationships with our clients and partnering with them for the long-haul. Our firm is comprised of twenty-five attorneys and fifteen support staff across Dallas, Austin, El Paso, San Diego, and Miami. Our attorneys have been named Super Lawyers and D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas. We are also proud to have been awarded Clio’s first ever Reisman for Law Firm Innovation in 2017. Our practice areas include Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups & Venture, Sports & Gaming, Fund Representation, Trademarks, Employment, Commercial Real Estate Law, and Blockchain.
We have proudly built out a broad sports and gaming related practice, including Fantasy Sports & Gaming Law, Team In-House Support, and Sports Ventures. At Vela Wood, we have substantial knowledge of several different areas of gaming law and have significant experience counseling and providing legal opinions on federal and state law relating to fantasy sports. We help a wide range of sports enterprises, including organizations in the NFL, NBA and MLS governing bodies, and universities, to support their in-house legal teams and other business units with drafting and negotiating various types of commercial agreements, providing legal and compliance counsel on promotional, ticketing, and marketing-related issues, and other day-to-day legal issues. We represent sports leagues and organizations in internal investigations and disputes, including in arbitration before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) and routinely counsel sports organizations on the interpretation and application of league and international federation rules and regulations.