I am excited to announce as of August 1, 2020, I have joined Vela Wood as senior counsel and chair of the firm's Sports and Compliance practice group. 

Vela Wood is a boutique corporate law firm based in Dallas, Texas, with additional offices in Austin, Texas, El Paso, Texas, San Diego, California, and now Miami Beach, Florida, where I will remain based. The firm's focus is in the areas of M&A, Private Equity, Fund Representation, Venture Transactions, and the representation of clients in the Sports Industry. 

My practice will continue to focus on contract drafting and negotiation, marketing and promotions compliance, NCAA compliance matters, and Title IX. I have served as outside corporate counsel to professional sports franchises, including organizations in the NFL and NBA, where I have assisted in-house legal teams and business units with drafting and negotiating various types of commercial agreements, including sponsorships, stadium use, and service provider deals, and providing legal and compliance counsel relating to brand, ticketing, and marketing-related issues. I have also represented NCAA member institutions and coaches across all Divisions in infractions investigations, helped student-athletes navigate relief waivers and the reinstatement process, and have completed comprehensive Title IX reviews at NCAA member institutions across all Divisions. In addition to my current practice, I will also support Vela Wood's sports venture and daily fantasy sports/gambling practices.

To learn more, please visit Vela Wood's website at You may also contact me at or 786-305-8901.

Thanks for your continued support, Justin