Austin B. Light

Austin B. Light, J.D.


Austin Office
303 Colorado Street, Suite 2550
Austin, Texas 78701

Austin B. Light, J.D., received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Austin College magna cum laude. Mr. Light previously worked at Vinson & Elkins LLP, specializing in Executive Compensation and Benefits. His practice was focused on assisting clients with structuring, drafting, implementing, and administering a variety of compensation-related plans and arrangements. Mr. Light also has experience advising clients on compensation and employee-related aspects of public and private transactions, including mergers, equity and asset acquisitions, restructurings, private equity transactions, initial public offerings, and Special Purpose Acquisition Company transactions.

Education & Accreditations

  • The University of Texas School of Law (2015)
    J.D. with Honors
    Associate Editor of Online Content, Texas Law Review (2014-2015)
    Student Bar Association, Secretary (2013-2014)
    Dean’s Achievement Award for Outstanding Student in Private Equity Investing and the Law
    Recipient of Campbell A. Griffin, Jr. Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law
    Recipient of Ben and Mollye Glast Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law
  • Austin College (2011)
    B.A. in Business Administration magna cum laude
  • State Bar of Texas

Honors & Awards

  • Included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2022-2023)

Professional Memberships & Designations

  • Estate Planning Council of Central Texas