Cleve Burke

Cleve Burke is a Partner at Vela Wood, where he serves as Chair of the firm’s litigation practice. Cleve focuses his practice on civil litigation, bankruptcy, and appeals.


Stefanie Scott Shah

Stefanie Scott Shah is Senior of Counsel at Vela Wood. She focuses her practice in the areas of employment law and intellectual property law.


Bobby Gojuangco

Bobby Gojuangco is an attorney at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of venture financing, M&A, and taxation.


Clark Smith

Clark E. Smith is a partner at Vela Wood, a Texas liquor law attorney, and head of the firm’s Alcohol Policy & Regulation practice.


Trevor LaBarge

Trevor LaBarge is a senior attorney at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, private equity, emerging company & venture capital, venture financing, and sports law.


Arthur Swanson

Arthur Swanson is Senior Of Counsel at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice on assisting companies with a variety of corporate and commercial transactions, with a particular emphasis on food & beverage, advertising/marketing, and technology companies and matters.


Clark Smith

Clark E. Smith is a partner at Vela Wood, a Texas TABC attorney, and head of the firm’s Alcohol Policy & Regulation practice.


Mattison Raiford

Mattison Raiford is an attorney at Vela Wood. She represents clients in general business matters, with a focus on venture capital and mergers and acquisitions.


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.


Chi Reece

Chi Reece is a partner at Vela Wood. She focuses her practice in the areas of business and commercial transactions, real estate transactions, and trademarks.