Wilder McGee, P.C. is a woman-owned and operated law firm located in the heart of The Woodlands, Texas. We are ready to assist clients with business, construction, employment, trademarking, or litigation issues. We pride ourselves on providing high-touch service to our clients to ensure their needs are being met. Kyla Wilder McGee, the firm’s Managing Shareholder, was raised in The Woodlands, Texas and believes strongly in empowering and building up the local businesses in her community. Our firm offers a unique approach to handling legal matters—we do not feel like the practice of law is a one size fits all approach. Instead, we custom tailor our representation to meet the individual needs of each client. We take great pride in the excellent service and work product we deliver to each client. We service clients in Montgomery, Harris and surrounding Counties.

Wilder McGee, P.C.
Practice Areas

Wilder McGee, P.C. can assist you with a wide range of legal services for your business, construction, employment, trademarking, or litigation matters. We also offer comprehensive, high-level business coaching to ensure our clients continue to grow while remaining legally compliant.

Wilder McGee, P.C. offers a wide range of legal services to assist you with your business needs. We help businesses in all stages of their journey –from entity formation to dissolution and everything in between. We offer advice to business owners as it relates to day-to-day operations, restructuring, drafting/reviewing contracts and agreements, and employment/contractor issues. Our goal is to provide all the resources necessary to help you run your business legally and smoothly.

Some of the services we offer include:

  • Contract Review & Drafting;
  • Mergers and Acquisitions;
  • Noncompete & Employment Agreements;
  • Business Disputes
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Lease and Purchase Agreements.

Our firm handles a wide variety of residential and commercial estate matters in our transactional and litigation practices. We appreciate that acquiring a piece of real estate, regardless of size, is an important decision that requires seasoned advice throughout the process. The importance of engaging real estate counsel is invaluable to avoid significant and costly issues that could occur without proper legal oversight and guidance.

Some of the services we offer include:

  • Purchase and Sale Drafting and Review
  • Title Analysis & Review
  • Lease Agreement Drafting & Negotiating
  • Owner-Financed Transactions
  • Landlord/Tenant Litigation
    Deed Drafting

A trademark identifies a product as belonging to a specific company and recognizes a company’s ownership of the brand. Individuals and companies choose to have their products or services trademarked to protect the product from being used without their permission, and permission for use of a registered mark comes with a price. Furthermore, the penalties for using a registered mark without permission can be steep. If your business has a unique name or distinctive logo it is important to consider obtaining a registered mark from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Our firm has created a 10-step approach to trademarking that allows clients to have more control over costs associated with trademark filings and a better understanding of the timeling of the trademark filing process. We also strongly encourage our clients to take advantage of the resources they receive once engaged as a trademarking client (10-step to trademarking handout and detailed power point on important information related to the trademarking process—from filing to prosecution of your mark.

A business’s trademark distinguishes it from other businesses and is proprietary—the primary goal of trademarking is to protect your business’s unique name or logo from being confused in commerce, or from someone else using it without your permission. After all, the uniqueness and popularity of your brand and logo should be protected at the highest level.  It is also vitally important to make sure you are not infringing on another party’s trademark before using a business name or logo in commerce. We have dealt with several very unfortunate and expensive matters related to an individual’s inadvertent use of a registered mark. More often than not, a business owner isn’t even aware they’re infringing on another mark. Please call our office to discuss whether trademarking would be beneficial for your business. We offer reasonable fees for our trademarking work and support our clients at any stage of the trademarking process.

Wilder McGee, P.C. provides legal services relating to all aspects of construction law to owners/developers, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, insurance companies, lenders, and individuals. At all stages of the construction process, our firm carefully negotiates, advises, and drafts integral documentation to promote a successful project from beginning to end. We have experience working with all levels of construction projects from a home renovation project to the construction of a series of medical office buildings. We have the skill and experience to advise you as it relates to construction law matters.

Wilder McGee, P.C.’s construction law services include but are not limited to the following

  • Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
  • Residential Construction Defect Claims (RCLA) – from notice to litigation/arbitration
  • Change Order and Scope Claims
  • Performance/Warranty Disputes
  • Defaults and Termination
  • Payment Disputes
  • Lien Drafting and Filing

Our firm has significant experience in drafting, negotiating, reviewing, and litigating non-compete, employment and contractor agreements. Whether you are an employer or employee, Wilder McGee, P.C. can assist you with any non-compete issue. We also strongly encourage employers with a certain number of employees to invest in our firm drafting an Employment Handbook. We have significant experience helping small businesses in all sectors create a handbook that meets their business’s needs. We also take great pride in helping our clients create employment and/or independent contractor agreements for their business. We custom tailor each agreement to meet the needs of the business we are representing. We also have experience representing employees and contractors. When it comes to negotiating your employment agreement, you want an attorney who will be an advocate for your employment needs. Employees should not be fearful to negotiate terms that fit with their lifestyle or expected employment. When working with clients in this area, we want to empower our clients to know what they are giving their employees to sign or what they are signing as an employee. Knowledge is power in this area of law and it vitally important that all business owners put written agreements in place with the individuals working for them. We charge a reasonable flat fee for our work on drafting these types of agreements.

Wilder McGee, P.C. offers a streamlined, efficient and cost-effective approach  for clients wanting to form a new business entity. Whether it be a single or multi-member entity, we can assist with setting up your company and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. We also take great pride in understanding the client’s business and structure to help them decide which entity is the best fit for their business. Entity formations are not a one size fits all approach. We charge a reasonable flat fee for entity formation packages.

The firm’s entity formation package includes the following services: 

  • Phone or In-person Consultation to discuss business needs and determine which entity would best fit your goals;
  • Filing & Completion of Documents through Secretary of State;
  • Drafting of entity agreement based on desired entity choice, and any other ancillary documents if needed;
  • We leave you with a customized leatherbound corporate book with the entity’s name and corporate documents printed and compiled;
  • Issuance of Corporate Certificates, if necessary; and
  • Informational Packet on entity of choice and important deadlines to consider going forward

Kyla Wilder McGee – Biography

Kyla Wilder McGee is a high-energy, self-motivated attorney with unique professional and practical experience in business and corporate law, employment law, including negotiating and drafting employment and noncompete agreements, trademarking, and construction law. She is passionate about representing her clients. Kyla spent her elementary school years in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As an ex-pat kid, she had the opportunity to travel the world and learn about various world cultures. She also lived abroad in Prague while in law school—traveling and exploring are both passions. In middle school, her family relocated to The Woodlands, Texas where she attended The John Cooper School. Kyla went on to attend Texas A&M University (whoop) and received her bachelor’s degree in 2008. After college, Kyla attended South Texas College of Law and has been licensed to practice since 2013. After working at a couple various-sized firms, she decided to start her own practice in 2016 out of her house. Eventually, the practice grew in size, with both clients and employees, and Wilder McGee, P.C. relocated to their new office home on Oak Ridge Drive. Kyla will give an office tour to anyone willing to take it – she is proud of the zen-style space she created to make a sometimes-stressful environment seem comforting and inviting.

Kyla is married to Jacob, they reside in The Woodlands, and have a precious four-year old daughter, Stella. The John Cooper School dragon tradition will continue as Stella will be starting her Cooper journey in 2022. If you find yourself visiting Kyla’s office, you may get the opportunity to meet her beloved Wheaten Terrier, Frankie. He comes to the office with her daily. If you speak to her clients, you will learn that Kyla is a very passionate and caring attorney and always has her client’s best interests at heart. She zealously advocates for her clients in and out of the courtroom and will always take the extra steps necessary to ensure her clients are taken care of. Last, but certainly not least, one of Kyla’s proudest accomplishments is being on the Board of the Montgomery County Women’s Center. She describes her experience with the Center as the most rewarding and humbling work of her life.

Kristen Bates - Partner

In 2023, Kristen joined Kyla as a partner with the firm. Kristen’s practice focuses on providing practical, targeted legal guidance to individuals, businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profit associations relative to real estate, general business and civil litigation matters. Throughout her practice, Kristen has built a reputation for zealously advocating for her clients and providing well-reasoned solutions to complex legal issues. Kristen is a certified mediator which allows her to offer private mediation services and serve as a volunteer mediator with the Montgomery County Dispute Resolution Center.

Prior to her current role, Kristen practiced at a mid-size firm in downtown Houston where she represented consumer and commercial financial creditors in varying collection matters from civil litigation to bankruptcy to foreclosure to contested probate. In 2017, Kristen moved to The Woodlands where she expanded her practice to representing businesses and individuals in all areas of civil litigation, real estate, and general business law. Over the course of her career, Kristen has regularly represented individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses of all sizes, mortgage companies, banks, credit unions and property owners associations. Kristen has practiced in all counties throughout the state of Texas and all four federal district courts. She has won favorable results for her clients in civil trials and private arbitrations with results ranging from injunctive relief to equitable title to real estate to seven-figure monetary awards.

Kristen is a proud Texas native. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2007 where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Communication. She received her juris doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center in 2010, where she was a member of the Journal of Consumer Law and participated on the Moot Court Team. In addition to her practice, Kristen devotes her time and energy to numerous community organizations. She sits on the Board of Directors for Montgomery County Youth Services – Yes to Youth, the Executive Women’s Alliance and the Woodlands Bar Association. She is actively involved with the Montgomery County Bar Association, The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce and the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce. She is a 2020 graduate of Leadership Montgomery County and a 2013 graduate of the Houston Young Lawyer’s Association Leadership Academy.

Jennifer Hill – Of Counsel

Jennifer Hill is a highly qualified, resourceful, and incredibly creative attorney. If you have worked with her, you will realize her value immediately. Jennifer Hill received her undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2008 and graduated with her J.D. from Texas Tech School of Law in 2012. She has spent over a decade working in litigation and zealously advocating for clients. She continues to use that experience and approach in representing transactional clients.

After law school Jennifer worked as a criminal prosecutor and as Child Protective Services attorney in Montgomery County, Texas, increasing her experience in both civil and criminal law.  Jennifer continued her work as felony prosecutor at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in the Special Victims Unit specializing in child sexual abuse cases.  She has prosecuted over 40 trials during her career and worked on thousands of cases that were resolved without trial. 

At Wilder McGee, P.C. Jennifer works with clients on business and trademarking cases to make sure that every day they receive the representation they deserve. Her attention to detail and ability to navigate through some of the toughest disputes set her apart from other attorneys. Jennifer resides in Montgomery County with her husband Tyler, eight-month-old son, Sawyer, and precious pup, Dallas.

Lisa Prado - Senior Paralegal

Lisa G. Prado is a professional paralegal with over 25 years of experience in litigation, transactional, probate, and estate planning work. Lisa’s positivity and joy are absolutely contagious. She is passionate about helping her team and clients succeed, no matter what it takes. She is not afraid to roll her sleeves up and put in the hard work to get the job done promptly and thoroughly, all with a smile on her face. She has strong attention to detail, a willingness to learn, and innate desire to be an impactful team member.  In her current role, Lisa is the firm’s senior paralegal and assists Kyla Wilder McGee, Rachel Sechelski, and Jennifer Hill as needed in handling the firm’s legal matters.

Lisa is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas where she attended Del Mar College while working for a mid-size law firm. It was her first job at a personal injury firm where she gained an extensive amount of litigation experience.  Through her dedication and loyalty, Lisa expanded her knowledge and experience and began offering assistance to attorneys in other practice areas such as corporate litigation and arbitration, residential and commercial real estate, homeowners association litigation and compliance, estate planning and probate, and various other civil litigation matters. 

Lisa is fiercely dedicated to her community and currently serves as a committee member for The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Conference Committee, the Montgomery County Food Bank Gala committee, The United Way Women Who Rock Committee, and Conroe Lake Conroe Chamber Athena Committee.  Lisa was also a part of the Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) graduating class of 2022.

Lisa and her husband have lived in Magnolia, Texas for 20 years. The Prado family makes the trip south to Corpus Christi to visit family and connect to hometown roots as often as they can. Lisa and her husband have a 10-year old son, Maddox, who enjoys playing basketball, and loves art and music. Lisa is an avid reader and shopping enthusiast — there is not a shopping trip that she will turn down.      

  • Corporate Litigation & Arbitration
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Homeowners Association Compliance & Litigation
  • Estate Planning & Probate

Brittney Gibson - Legal Assistant

Brittney received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Houston in 2020 and takes great pride in keeping the firm organized and running smoothly. Brittney handles the firm’s engagement paperwork, assists with monthly invoicing, and is the kind and positive voice you will hear when you call our office. She enjoys spending time in nature with her daughter. 

Frankie McGee - Office Guard Dog

Frankie is a soft-coated Wheaten Terrier and spends his days taking care of his girls at Wilder McGee, P.C. If you have visited our office, you likely have received his lovable and unforgettable greeting. He tries really hard to be a good boy and takes his job protecting the office very seriously. 

Why Choose Our Firm?

Wilder McGee, P.C. is proud to represent clients in the community and surrounding counties. Kyla Wilder McGee grew up and graduated from high school in The Woodlands, TX. With deep roots in the community, she is proud to serve Montgomery, Harris and surrounding counties for all of their legal needs. 

Wilder McGee, P.C. believes in giving back to the community as much as possible. Pro bono legal representation, assistance with local projects and involvement in community programs are just some of the ways Wilder McGee, P.C. gives back to the community. 

My clients are the lifeblood of my business. Meeting and exceeding client expectations is Wilder McGee, P.C.’s standard and what my clients should expect from me. Practicing law and helping clients succeed in meeting their legal needs is my ultimate goal.

Hill Country Mercantile, LLC Cedar Park, TX

Kyla has been such an instrumental part in guiding our small, family business. She has been helpful and responsive to any questions we had while she set up our LLC. Happy to have her on our side as our company grows. We are so grateful for her expertise and professionalism.

Andra M. Dallas, TX

Wilder McGee, P.C. has handled multiple business transactions for our corporate needs. Kyla has handled all on time and on schedule. She is very judicious with her time. Wilder McGee, P.C. is a great law firm.

Miranda B. Spring, TX

Kyla has been so much more to me than my business attorney. She’s helped guide me throughout the entire process and has made starting my own business less scary and easier than I ever thought possible. Before I was ready for this step, she made my business possible by helping me with several business contracts. She’s an absolutely amazing woman and attorney, so I trust her advice implicitly.

Katie C. Spring, TX

Wonderful, hardworking, and caring attorney. Kyla helped up close on our home. We were selling our home without realtors involved, so we knew we needed help with filling out all the required paperwork properly. She handled everything for us, and we sold our home without a glitch. She saved us a ton of money. You won’t be disappointed!

Naomi K. The Woodlands, TX

Kyla gets things done! 30 minutes on the phone with her and I’m a new woman! She has been a tremendous help to me with a business issue. Next she is reviewing my business contracts and helping me go from a DBA to LLC. She is extremely knowledgeable and well worth the investment. Her service is one of the best investments I’ve made for my business. Thank you, Kyla!

Lauren W. Spring, TX

Kyla is a fantastic resource for business owners. She walked me through the most effective steps to open my own business and took care of all of the paperwork. It was so simple. She goes above and beyond to answer questions and educate so that I can make the best decisions for myself and my business. Her industry knowledge is extensive and I look forward to continuing to work with her.



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