Bates | Wilder McGee, P.C. is a woman-owned and operated law firm located in the heart of Montgomery County, Texas. We are ready to assist clients with business, commercial real estate, construction, litigation or estate planning matters. 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 provide curated professional and practical solutions designed to meet the individual needs of each client. We take great pride in the excellent service and work product we deliver to each client in each unique matter. We service clients in Montgomery, Harris and surrounding counties.

Practice Areas

Bates | 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.

  • Business Selection & Formation
  • Business Contracts & Agreements
  • Intellectual Property, Licensing & Trademark
  • Employment and Non-Compete Agreements
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Partnership Disputes & Dissolutions
  • Franchise Agreements
  • General Counsel Services
  • Business & Partnership Disputes
  • Contract Disputes & Collection
  • Deceptive Trade Practice Violations
  • Real Estate Use and Title Disputes
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Agreements
  • Title Curative Actions
  • Commercial Landlord/Tenant Disputes


  • Contracts & Agreements
  • Subcontractor Agreements
  • Mechanic’s Lien Filing and Enforcement

Kristen Bates and Kyla Wilder McGee are both certified mediators offering a variety of mediation options for parties looking to resolve disputes in a private and efficient manner. They each take unique and practical approaches to successfully mediating a wide range of disputes and controversies.

  • Drafting & Amending Estate Planning Documents
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Estate Probate Filing & Administration

Kyla Wilder McGee – Partner

Kyla Wilder McGee is a dynamic, high-energy and self-motivated attorney with unique professional and practical experience in business and corporate law, employment law, including negotiating and drafting employment and noncompete agreements, real estate law, and construction law. She proudly and zealously represents 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 gain a unique sense of cultural empathy which she relies on in her legal practice daily. She also studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic while in law school. 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, College Station, and received her bachelor’s degree in 2008. After college, she 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. Since licensed, Kyla has proven that she will work hard to help her clients achieve their goals. She is known to take a unique approach to resolving all ranges of disputes, from small-figure settlements to multi-million dollar disputes. There is no legal matter within her practice area that she is afraid to take on.

Kyla is passionate about serving Montgomery County. In the community, Kyla sits on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Women’s Shelter and sits on the Distribution Committee for the Montgomery County Community Foundation.

Kristen Bates - Partner

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.

In the community, Kristen is on the Board of Directors for the Woodlands Bar Association, Executive Women’s Alliance and Yes to Youth – Montgomery County. She is also a graduate of Leadership Montgomery County – Class of 2020.

Nathan Muha-Prado – Of Counsel

Nathan Muha-Prado is an attorney focusing on business restructuring, entity formation, and real estate, in addition to specialized practices in privacy law and trademarking. Nathan grew up in Northwest Indiana (affectionately known as “The Region”), went to undergrad at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and law school at Indiana University Bloomington – Maurer School of Law. Nathan relocated to The Woodlands in 2022 and enjoys spending time exploring the Greater Houston area with his husband Giacomo and his Shiba Inu, Patrick. Nathan’s goal is to provide professional yet personable legal advice that is always strongly rooted in the practical realities of his clients’ situations, and loves to explore creative solutions to achieve clients’ goals.

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.

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.

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 Bates | 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?

Bates | Wilder McGee, P.C. is proud to represent clients in the community and across the State of Texas. Both Texas natives with deep roots in the area, Kyla and Kristen are proud to serve Montgomery, Harris and surrounding counties for all of their legal needs.

Bates | 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 Bates | Wilder McGee, P.C. gives back to the community.

Our clients are the lifeblood of our business. Meeting and exceeding client expectations is Bates | Wilder McGee, P.C.’s standard, and what our clients should expect from us. Our team strives to provide professional legal experiences coupled with quality legal guidance to help clients succeed.

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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