Carr Staley graduated cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) in Houston, Texas, where he was a Note and Comment Editor of the UHLC Law Review.
Prior to law school, Carr graduated from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas with a B.A. in Political Science.
Before joining Vela Wood, Carr was a corporate and finance associate at Haynes and Boone from 2009-2012 and at Strasburger & Price from 2012-2016.
Carr’s practice focuses on advising his clients on a wide range of corporate and financial transactions, including commercial lending transactions, formation of venture capital funds and private equity funds, acquisitions and divestitures, and corporate restructuring and reorganization. Carr also assists his clients with general corporate governance and compliance matters.
- Represented a purchaser in a $9M asset acquisition from a veteran employment and recruiting service
- Represented a private equity fund in a $188M membership interest acquisition from a heavy equipment manufacturer
- Represented a hotel developer in a $171M Regulation S private offering in connection with the development of a convention center hotel
- Represented a hotel developer in an $8M Regulation D private offering in connection with the development of hotel properties
- Represented a pharmaceutical group in a $200K Regulation D private offering in connection with the development of a compounding pharmacy
- Represented a hospital group in $3.08M Regulation D private offering in connection with the development of a hospital
Before attending law school, Carr worked as an insurance adjuster in rural Louisiana following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It just so happens reading case law is much easier than climbing on roofs in the middle of nowhere.
Due to certain luggage-related travel complications, Carr has experienced the joys of a summer backpacking across Western Europe with no backpack. Or anything else for that matter.
- Carr decisively clinched his elementary school state fair with his ultra-realistic presentation of Arkansas. It’s hard to beat a chubby kid dressed up as Bill Clinton, complete with a sharp suit, Ray Bans and saxophone.
- University of Houston Law Center, J.D., Note and Comment Editor of the UHLC Law Review
- University of Texas, B.A., Political Science