Chelsea Lawson is a business attorney in Holland & Knight's Austin office. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as corporate governance matters.

Ms. Lawson also has experience handling commercial transactions in areas such as procurement and disposition, distribution, technology and intellectual property (IP) transfer, licensing and outsourcing of business processes and professional services primarily in the aviation and transportation industries.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Lawson worked in national and international law firms on a variety of corporate, securities and financing matters.

During law school, Ms. Lawson served as managing editor of Tulane Law Review, and participated in Tulane's Domestic Violence Clinic, where she represented survivors of gender-based violence in family law proceedings.

Not yet admitted to Texas Bar; admitted to New York Bar only and practicing under supervision of lawyers licensed to practice in Texas.


  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Louisiana State University in Shreveport, B.S., Psychology, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New York