Kelly J. Dwyer's Profile Image

Kelly J. Dwyer

1301 West 25th Street, Suite 560 Austin, Texas 78705
Edit Your Profile
To edit your Lawyer Directory information, please login to your
Best Lawyers® Admin Account.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at or 803.648.0300.

Dwyer Murphy Calvert LLP

Years In Practice

Phone Number (512) 610-9600

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.

Kelly has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.) for Corporate Governance and Compliance Law (2012-2017), and Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2013—2017).  He was also named The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.) "Lawyer of the Year" in Mergers & Acquisitions (Austin), 2015.  Kelly has also been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) in 2017 and the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2004. He was named a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation in 2014.  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.  Kelly received his B.A. and his J.D. from the University of Texas.  Kelly enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Allison, and his four girls – Emily, Annabel, Katherine and Maggie.  When they get tired of him, Kelly takes the opportunity to run, fish, hunt or catch a good UT road game.  Golf is a distant memory.


What legal services does this lawyer offer?
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Kelly J. Dwyer
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Corporate Law, Austin (2024)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Austin (2015)
University of Texas - Austin, BA
Graduated 1992
Contact Details and Office Locations
Office: (512) 610-9600
1301 West 25th Street, Suite 560
Austin, Texas 78705
Client Reviews & Commendations
* Denotes Required Fields
{{ error.Text }}
Your message was sent successfully!
We've encountered an error while sending your message. Please try again later.
Write a Client Review
{{ error.Text }}
Your client review was submitted successfully!
We've encountered an error while submitting your client review. Please try again later.
Disclaimer and a note about Find a Lawyer and Legal Advice »
*If you are having any difficulty accessing your account, please contact us at
Premium Profiles
Expand Your Presence
Access Exclusive Tools
And Much More...
Learn More
*If you are having any difficulty accessing your account, please contact us at
Best Lawyers Best Lawyers +1-803-648-0300
801 Broad Street, Suite 950 Augusta, GA 30901