Radney Wood

Partner, VELA Wood

Radney Wood is a named partner at Vela Wood, a boutique corporate law firm, 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.

Radney was named a 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star and is a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, an honor granted to 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys. He represents dozens of companies ranging from early-stage startups to mid-size businesses, acting as general counsel and providing them with guidance on myriad business transactions, which range from legal matters to general operational issues.

Radney is more than an Austin business lawyer; he is an active member of the Austin community, who has served on the board of directors of and volunteers for the immigration non-profit American Gateways and helped his Rugby Club, The Austin Huns, obtain 501(c)(3) status. Radney actively supports non-profits dedicated to closing the opportunity gap for under-represented groups through such organizations as Notley Ventures and DivInc. His legal philanthropy involves taking on multiple pro bono cases throughout the year and acting as general counsel to the environmental non-profit Project Survival Media in its effort to address and combat climate change. Radney is also a supporter of the Austin arts, including organizations such as Fusebox Festival and HOPE Outdoor Gallery.

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