RWR Legal provides personalized, strategic counsel to innovators, start-ups, high-growth companies & investors



We are ready to help you achieve success.

The RWR Legal team is comprised of business-focused talent who are also entrepreneurs, mentors and active participants in the innovation ecosystem. We understand what our clients need because we have represented hundreds of entrepreneurial and investment ventures, while we have grown our law firm and ancillary businesses in the process.

RWR Legal is a full-service “Legal Consultancy” business law firm, helping our clients navigate the legal landscape to best achieve success. We are a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated Law Firm, and we are focused on entrepreneurs and executives alike for start-ups and emerging companies.  RWR Legal has earned our esteemed reputation by enthusiastically delivering personalized and targeted advice designed to meet the needs of each and every client. As Outsourced General Counsel, we offer our clients the depth and experience of a traditional full-service firm, while providing the responsiveness and flexibility of an in-house counsel. Thus, we deliver large firm excellence in a small firm format.

Experienced People

Legal minds with the depth of experience you deserve.

Passion since 1996

We are committed to entrepreneur success.

Successful Clients

Top Innovators Trust RWR Legal.

Best in Class Services

Personalized and strategic services that educate and inform.


We represent entrepreneurs, executives, investors, and companies
from start-up through growth, financing, acquisitions, restructuring, and exits.

Corporate Services & General Counsel

Developing a company can lead to a lot of uncertainty about business law and growth strategy. RWR Legal’s attorneys represent a diverse array of professional capabilities that allow us to utilize our experience as corporate attorneys and corporate officers to provide you with reasoned, effective, and often innovative advice. Our goal is to grow your innovative endeavors.

  • Entrepreneurial and Startup Law
  • Entity Selection and Formation
  • Shareholder and Partnership Agreements
  • Option Plans and Other Equity Arrangement
  • Employment Issues
  • Contracts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Bankruptcy Restructuring
  • Employee Benefits Law
  • Securities
  • Corporate Tax

Intellectual Property

It is key that our clients understand, capture, protect and capitalize the value of their intellectual property. We practice a full range of issues relating to intellectual property.

  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Patents
  • Licensing (National and International)
  • Marketing and Branding Protection
  • Investment Due Diligence to Commercializing Assets
  • Sale or Use of Intellectual Property
  • Ecommerce
  • Tech Commercialization
  • Trade Secrets
  • Infringement Litigation

Disputes & Litigation

We litigate the full range of civil legal matters in state, federal, appellate courts and arbitration around the country. Our strategies are aggressive, creative and effective, designed to take into consideration our clients’ short and long term objectives. Our experienced attorneys will help you evaluate the strength of your case and determine the ideal strategy for your unique situation.

  • Securities Litigation and Enforcement
  • Arbitration and ADR
  • Employment Disputes
  • Illegal software usage
  • Tax Controversy
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Technology Law
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Energy/Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Media Litigation
  • Appellate – State and Federal Courts across the U.S.

Entertainment Law

In the music, film and television industry, it is important to have attorneys well versed in the industry nuances and contacts so that you are as protected as possible.  From publishing contracts to reality television deals to film fund financing deals, Entertainment Law is a multidisciplinary area of practice.

  • Music
      • Publishing Agreements
      • Copyright
    • Sync Licenses
  • Television
      • Reality Television Management Deals
      • Co-production Agreements
    • Talent Agreement
  • Film
      • Film Financing
      • Operating Agreements
    • Production Counsel

Real Estate & Construction Law

RWR Legal represents developers, architects, engineers, constructors, contractors, and owners in construction management and real estate development, complex transactions, and commercial disputes.  We have years of experience managing the development of multi-million dollar projects and resolving complex litigation issues.

  • Commercial Development
  • Commercial Investment
  • Contract and Lease Drafting and Review
  • Financing Agreements
  • General Contractor/Subcontractor Representation
  • Land Use, Zoning, Permitting
  • Purchases and Sales
  • Commercial Development Disputes
  • Contract Enforcement
  • Contractor Disputes
  • Eminent Domain
  • Lease Enforcement
  • Liens
  • Real Estate Litigation

Immigration Law

Our immigration lawyers have successfully handled a broad spectrum of immigration related issues for individual and corporate clients. We can represent clients in immigration courts and in applications for visas and permanent residency in the United States. Although the immigration process can appear complex and confusing, our goal is to smoothly secure the type of visa that suits each of our clients’ needs.

  • Family-Sponsored Immigration
  • Employment-Sponsored Immigration
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Immigration Bond Hearings
  • Removal (deportation) Defense and Litigation
  • Non-Immigrant Visas
  • Asylum and Other Humanitarian Programs and Protections
  • Appeals of Immigration Court and Administrative Decisions



We are passionate about building businesses– our own and our clients' –to help innovators achieve success. Check out our companies:

Entrepreneurial Law Bar Association brings together business counsel worldwide to establish best practices for representing innovators and growing companies in the new economy. Co-founded by our managing partners, RWR Legal is at the forefront of entrepreneurial law by integrating legal and business expertise to help innovators achieve success, and is leading the way to create an engaged community of our colleagues.

SKU is the first and leading accelerator program and community for startup consumer product good companies. The managing partners of RWR Legal recognized a need for support of non-digital good industries in Austin and beyond.  They founded SKU in order to bring mentorship, community, industry expertise, and funding to promising companies in order to develop their brands and ready their companies to rapidly scale their success.


We are trusted counsel and connectors
dedicated to giving our clients and community
access to the information and resources
designed to achieve success.


Richard J. Ressler
Managing General Counsel
Douglas E. Ledlie
Corporate + Tax Counsel
Stephen A. Aguilar
Partner + Director, San Antonio
Matthew E. Burr
Intellectual Property Counsel
Jack K. Reid
Litigation + Corporate Counsel
Lance A. Hevizy
Litigation + Corporate Counsel


Richard S. Radbil
Administration + Client Relations






Contact us to learn more about how we have helped clients like you.
Austin: 512-320-0601
San Antonio: 210-745-5834


620 Congress Avenue
Third Floor, Suite 320
Austin, Texas 78701
P: 512.320.0601
F: 512.320.0695


110 E Houston Street
Seventh Floor
San Antonio, Texas 78205
P: 210. 745.5834
F: 210.444.2219

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