Shifting the
Shifting the
Shifting the

legal paradigm

 Merritt Law exists to uplift, elevate and empower client success through results.
We provide innovative and comprehensive counsel to those who want a principled partner, not just an attorney.

Kiera Slater, Director of Operations – Johnny Merritt, Attorney – Zoe Fedde, Attorney


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Johnny Merritt, Attorney
Kiera Slater, Director of Operations  •  Zoe Fedde, Attorney

Comprehensive Business and Real Estate Counsel

The Merritt Law team is focused on providing on-demand business, real estate and fractional general counsel services to clients who desire more than just lawyers, but trusted advisors. Merritt Law focuses on integrity as well as honor to not only the legal profession, but your business and legal goals. The Merritt Law team is linked through their mutual emphasis on driving results for your business through excellent service and leading industry knowledge, making them a law firm not only for your one-off current legal need, but for the long haul.


Johnny Merritt, Attorney and Kiera Slater, Director of Operations


As the complexity of regulatory, contractual and operational issues for businesses today increases, so too does the cost of retaining in-house general counsel. Businesses shouldn’t have to choose between receiving sound legal support at unplanned fees or settling for less experience, effort or communication. Johnny provides fractional general counsel in Austin and regionally throughout Texas to not only help businesses receive superior legal counsel when they need it, without substantial fees, but also to build relationships with clients to serve their best interests and promote their success.



“Johnny has essentially served Affiliated Foods as its outside general counsel in excess of 20 years. As I understand, he has only missed one board of directors meeting in that time. Johnny is not only an exceptional attorney who has gained the confidence of our board and management team, he also has great insight and understanding of how to balance our legal needs with our business needs.” 

Randy Arceneaux
President and CEO

“Ag Producers Co-op has worked with Johnny for almost a decade.  He ensures that we receive the proper representation for every matter, not only working directly on projects, but acting as a quarterback and connecting us with the right counsel when it is out of his wheelhouse. Johnny provides us with prompt attention and keeps us informed about matters throughout the process.”

Bret Brown

 “Johnny is a business leader's attorney. I began using Johnny for transactional needs in 2016 and immediately recognized his gift for advising decision-makers on how to balance contractual protections with the realities of getting deals done. I have come to rely on Johnny's opinions on diverse topics from contracts to negotiations, to finance and even how to be a better human. I recommend Johnny to any business owner for his legal prowess and you will get the added benefit of mentor-level advice from a very experienced corporate counsel.” 

Ben Broughton

You’re a partner, not just a client. Johnny works with organizations in the Austin area and across Texas to provide fractional general counsel services that build trust, reduce costs and improve business results.



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Interested in practicing a different kind of law? As a principled partner to his clients, Johnny puts a focus on what is right, good and in the best interest of his clients. Reach out for more information about career opportunities today!


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