Kelly J. Dwyer - Dwyer Murphy Calvert LLP

Kelly J. Dwyer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 512-610-9621

Kelly practices business and securities law with a focus on:​

  • acquisitions and dispositions of companies and their corporate assets,
  • structuring of partnerships, buy-sell and succession arrangements for ​​closely ​held businesses,
  • representing both issuers and investors (including institutional investors, ​family offices and individual investors) in connection with equity financings ​of privately held companies,
  • representation of start-up and emerging growth companies,
  • structure and formation of new business ventures,
  • structuring of joint venture and other strategic partnering transactions and
  • structuring incentive or "sweat equity" arrangements for key management ​personnel.

Kelly also serves as de facto general counsel for many of his operating company clients, providing counsel on a variety of corporate and transactional matters, including:

  • distribution and marketing agreements,
  • key agreements with customers and vendors,
  • management, consulting and service agreements and
  • other commercial agreements.

In 2004, Kelly was named a Texas Rising Star by Texas Monthly magazine in the area of corporate law.  Kelly has been named to the Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Corporate Governance Law (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) and Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2013, 2014, 2015) and was named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Mergers and Acquisitions "Lawyer of the Year” in Austin.

Prior to co-founding DMC, Kelly practiced corporate law as a solo practitioner from 2002 until December 2005. Prior to founding his solo practice, Kelly was a corporate securities and venture capital attorney for Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

Kelly is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Travis County Bar Association. Kelly received his B.A. and his J.D. from the University of Texas.

The University of Texas at AustinBA 1992University of Texas Law SchoolJ.D. 1996

Office Location

1301 West 25th Street, Suite 560
Austin, TX 78705
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Mergers and Acquisitions Law of the Austin Metro Area
Kelly J. Dwyer has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Corporate Governance Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law