Raising $$: Debt

*This article is part of an on-going multi-part series on venture financing. Debt. It is a fact of life for businesses and households in the United States. While it may bring strong emotional feelings when brought up, it doesn’t have to be an unspeakable word. In fact, it is part of the fuel that helps […]

Raising $$: Equity

*This article is part of an on-going multi-part series on venture financing. Just like the Monopoly man, sometimes you turn your pockets inside out and find that there is nothing inside them. You’re only partially through the initial stages, you are just getting started, and have hit another major roadblock that always seems to come […]

Employees v. Contractors

Recently, major companies and startups have been facing challenges about the status of individuals providing services or goods to consumers using a common brand or platform such as Uber or Airbnb. While many of these challenges come from outside of the United States, a number of them have come from within the US. Much of […]

Chester Named to Texas Bar College

The Texas Bar College congratulates Chester PLLC’s founding partner Jim Chester on his acceptance into the College. The Texas Bar College, the only organization in the United States formed for this purpose, is an honorary society of lawyers, chartered by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1981, to recognize and encourage lawyers who maintain and […]

FCC’s Enhanced Data Privacy Rules

The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted rules that require broadband Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to protect the privacy of their customers. The rules ensure broadband customers have meaningful choice, greater transparency and strong security protections for their personal information collected by ISPs. The rules implement the privacy requirements of Section 222 of the Communications Act for […]