The Best Startup Lawyer in Dallas: Kevin Vela


Entrepreneurs ask me for referrals for lawyers all of the time and over the past couple of years my go-to-guy for startups has been Kevin Vela. I’ve worked with a number of lawyers over the years, but Kevin’s commitment to the startup community, reasonable billing and speed have convinced me that he’s the top startup lawyer in Dallas today. Kevin and his firm have helped me with a multitude of transactions including:

  1. a management buyout of a seismic equipment company
  2. organization of The Haul Company/ViewMarket Inc.
  3. leveraged buyout of CultureMap

I’m pleased to announce that after two years of working together Kevin and his firm have decided to underwrite some of my efforts at StartupMuse and have become sponsors.

Kevin is the founding partner at Vela | Keller. He focuses on working with entrepreneurs and startups. He 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 $30M in seed, angel and venture rounds. He is active in the legal and startup community, and regularly writes about startup issues on his blog.

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