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With its vibrant and entrepreneurial business environment, Austin is consistently regarded as one of the fastest growing and most desirable cities in the country. Vinson & Elkins’ lawyers are well connected to the city’s many flourishing and diverse industries, especially the technology, life sciences, environmental, manufacturing, private equity, and venture capital sectors.

We offer legal services to a broad spectrum of local, national, and international clients. With our experience and industry knowledge, we approach the needs of clients in a collaborative manner, working to understand our clients’ businesses and objectives so we can find solutions that meet their goals.

Lawyers in V&E’s Austin office work in many of the firm’s key practice groups, including Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Litigation, Intellectual Property and Life Sciences, Environmental, Appellate, and Regulatory. We represent clients in a variety of areas, such as acquisitions and divestitures, public and private offerings, private equity and venture capital transactions, patent litigation and technology counseling.

Many of the lawyers in our Austin office have been recognized as among the best in their fields in surveys by leading publications, such as Legal 500 U.S., Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers.

In addition to our commitment to client service, we enthusiastically support community involvement and pro bono projects. Our lawyers actively participate in nonprofit organizations, and we frequently partner with other community groups to host events benefiting Central Texas. For more than a decade, our lawyers have partnered with Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas to staff monthly legal advice clinics for low-income clients, and we are five-time recipients of the nonprofit’s Pro Bono Award. In addition, in 2014, V&E received the Access to Justice Award for the Best Pro Bono Firm from American Gateways for the firm’s commitment to work on asylum-related matters. We are committed to making a difference in our community.

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  • Vinson & Elkins Austin

    Today, we work alongside many of Austin’s most thriving industries, including technology, life sciences, private equity, venture capital and renewable energy. Our commitment to this city remains unwaivering, and we look forward to building our brand in such a dynamic and energetic location.

    Milam Newby
    Austin Office Managing Partner and Head of Technology Practice