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Karissa Hostrup Gonzalez


Karissa Gonzalez is a partner with Davis & Santos and works closely with businesses, individuals and tax-exempt organizations to accomplish their goals, while also protecting their legal interests. Her practice is primarily focused on business transactions, general counsel representation, compliance, as well as labor and employment matters. Karissa has significant experience advising entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals and closely held businesses regarding business formation, investments and succession planning.

Karissa’s clients operate or invest in a variety of industries, including credit unions, healthcare, hospitality, real estate, construction, oil & gas, water and public utilities. She handles corporate entity matters on behalf of for-profit, non-profit and professional entities (including law firms and medical practices) throughout the lifecycle of the business, from formation to disposition.

Prior to joining Davis & Santos, Karissa worked as the General Counsel of Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union, served as an Associate General Counsel at WellMed Medical Management and practiced at two major law firms.


  • B.A., Texas Christian University, 2000
  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 2003


  • San Antonio Magazine Top Attorney – Civil Transactions (2022)
  • Scene in S.A., Outstanding Women in Law (2022)
  • San Antonio Business Journal C-Suite Award (2015)
  • CU Enterprise Risk Management Expert Certification Received December (2013)


Memberships & Activities

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association – Credit Union Attorneys Committee
  • EPIcenter Energy Incubator and Accelerator, Mentor
  • San Antonio Start Up Week Legal Clinic, Attorney volunteer
  • National Women’s Law Center Fund, LLC/Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund – Legal Network for Gender Equality
  • Leadership San Antonio, Graduate of Class 39


Admitted To Practice

  • Texas (2003)

Board Certification

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Transactions
  • Employment Law
  • Financial Institutions, Private Wealth Law
  • General Counsel Representation
  • Healthcare Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Ultra-High Net Worth & Closely Held Business Advisory Services