Brian Kim

Brian Kim is a Senior Attorney at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of M&A, venture financing and general corporate transactions.

Matt Shandy

Matt is a senior attorney at Vela Wood. At Vela Wood, Matt advises startups, investors, and established companies across the corporate lifecycle, on matters including formation, debt and equity financings, corporate governance, and M&A events.

David Steinberg

David Steinberg is an attorney at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of gaming law, and venture financing.

Andrew Visnovsky

Andrew Visnovsky is Senior Counsel at Vela Wood. His practice is focused on the sports business, advising players, agents, clubs, and governing bodies on matters related to strategic regulatory advice, player and business transactions, and disputes. 

Steven Wood

Steven Wood is Senior of Counsel at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice on outer space law, patents and intellectual property, licensing and other technology centered transactions.

Katherine (Kate) Porter

Kate Porter is a partner at Vela Wood where she represents sports leagues and organizations in internal investigations and disputes, including in arbitration before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”). Kate also routinely counsels sports organizations on the interpretation and application of league and international federation rules and regulations. Kate also serves as a member of the Investigatory Body of the Aquatics Integrity Unit of World Aquatics, and an arbitrator before the European Handball Court of Arbitration.

Paul Wolpert

Paul Wolpert is a partner at Vela Wood and is the Chair of the firm’s M&A practice. He practices in all areas of corporate law, with a focus on M&A and corporate finance. He has represented corporate clients, financial institutions, and sponsors in a variety of U.S. and international transactions aggregating in excess of $15 billion.

Radney Wood

Radney Wood is a named partner at Vela Wood and manages the Austin office. Radney focuses his practice on representing emerging companies, venture financing, venture capital funds, and gaming related matters, with an expertise in fantasy sports law. Radney is a former litigation and an active pro bono advocate for asylum seekers and has successfully represented several refugees in obtaining asylum.