Right-sized Legal: Understanding Your Client’s Needs
Date: June 22, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM CDT : 11:30 AM PDT : 2:30 PM EDT : 6:30 PM GDT
Location: In-Person at Austin’s The Capital Factory
Big Client, Small Client. Big Firm, Small Firm. Entrepreneurial Law attorneys come from all sixed firms and they deal with all-sized clients. One thing we have learned so far at the EBA is that many issues are shared by firms of all sizes. The key thing is to serve the start-up client well. We have Scott Craig from WSGR, well known as big tech, Shari Wynne Ressler and Kevin Vela from small entrepreneurial law firms, and Nathan Roach, also in a small firm. Their perspectives provide insight and tips about how to handle clients of all sizes and at all stages and how to make sure that your fees are paid too.
Scott C. Craig, WSGR
Shari Wynne Ressler, RWR Legal, PC and SKU
Nathan Roach, Attorney at Law
Kevin Vela, Vela-Wood
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Kevin Vela is a founding partner at Vela | Wood P.C. He focuses his practice in the areas of venture financing, fund formation, and M&A activities. In recent years, he has represented both startups and investors in over $100M in venture financing. Kevin speaks, reads and writes fluent Spanish, and is able to provide bilingual representation on request. He is active in the legal and business community, and regularly writes about startup and small business issues in the VW blog. Kevin was named a 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star, was honored by D Magazine as a Best Lawyer in Dallas, and is a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, an honor granted to 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys.
Kevin Vela is a founding partner at Vela | Wood P.C., a boutique law firm with offices in Dallas and Austin. He focuses his practice in the areas of venture financing, fund formation, and M&A activities. In recent years, he has represented both startups and investors in over $100 million in venture financing. Kevin is a founding member of The Dallas Angel Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs with angel investors in Dallas, and he co-manages Blossom Street Ventures, a Dallas based venture capital fund that is currently on its third fund. Kevin was named a 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star and was honored by D Magazine as a Best Lawyer in Dallas for 2016.
Scott Craig is a partner in the Austin office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. His practice primarily consists of mergers and acquisitions, private company equity and debt financing, public offerings (including the initial public offering of Rackspace Hosting in August 2008), and general corporate and securities law.
Before attending law school, Scott worked for three years as a management consultant for Manhattan Associates, a supply-chain and warehouse-management consulting and software company.
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