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 Law, Venture Capital, and Corporate Transactions. Our Sports & Gaming practice includes Team In-House Support, International Sports, Fantasy Sports & Gaming Law, and Alcohol Policy & Regulation.
We have proudly built out a broad Sports & Gaming practice to service our professional team sports partners. VW is well positioned to help you with commercial contracts, trademarks, ticketing, licensing, blockchain, pouring rights, and food & beverage partnerships.
Team In-House Support: 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.
International Sports: Vela Wood has a growing international sports practice, which is focused on representing national associations, regional confederations and soccer (football) officials in proceedings before various international sports entities, including at the international federation level, as well as in arbitration before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. We routinely advise clients on matters related to FIFA’s rules and regulations, the World Anti-Doping Code (“WADA Code”) and the rules and regulations of other international sports associations.
Fantasy Sports & Gaming Law: 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.
Alcohol Policy & Regulation: At Vela Wood, we help businesses across all facets of the alcohol industry, from manufacturers to restaurants and bars to SaaS platforms. Vela Wood has the unique distinction of being the only Texas law firm that combines extensive alcohol regulatory experience with a full-service corporate practice. We help businesses across all tiers of the industry get off the ground, whether it’s through early stage investments, navigating complicated regulatory waters, or just basic corporate governance. The alcohol industry can be challenging and fast-paced. We want to help you thrive in it.