Chester PLLC Attorneys merge with Klemchuk LLP

Dallas, Texas, March 15, 2018 – The litigation, intellectual property, and transaction law firm of Klemchuk LLP is pleased to announce that Jim Chester has joined the firm as a Managing Principal.  Jim Chester is a 20-year attorney and will lead the firm’s business & technology transactional practice.  He joins the firm from Chester PLLC, […]

RAK The Planet

We interviewed Lexie Beard, founder of RAK The Planet LLC, a Texas based company aimed at changing the way you make someone’s day and pass along the random acts of kindness. Company website: www.rak-experience.com Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/RAK_thePlanet Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RAKexperience/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rak_theplanet/?hl=en Founded: 2017 Main office:   Georgetown, Texas     What was the inspiration behind […]

Joint Ventures

We have all heard of joint ventures, but what exactly are they? Is it another name for a partnership, or a just temporary collaboration on a project? These questions, along with other inquiries that you may have, can be answered in the sections below.   What is a joint venture? Joint ventures, as with partnerships, […]

FACT SHEET:  IP Due Diligence in M&A Transactions

  FACT SHEET:  Intellectual Property Due Diligence for Buyers & Sellers by Jim Chester, JD/LL.M[1]   Pre-Sale IP Due Diligence:  Develop an IP Asset Inventory Before the parties can properly value the IP assets of the selling company, they must carefully review a full and accurate inventory of all IP assets, an “IP Asset Inventory”. […]

Protecting IP: Copyrights

Authors, artists, and creatives of all kinds have likely created something that is original and subject to protection under the Copyright laws of the United States. Once you create something original you possess some level of copyright ownership to the work. However, to protect that work and use the laws to enforce the work, you […]

Protecting IP: Trademarks

If you sell products or provide services to others, then you likely have some level of intellectual property that requires protection. Your business name, logo, slogan, or even that unique product design act as trademarks for your products or services, which signify and separate your business from your competitors or cheap knock offs. Most businesses […]

SAVaGEs: Get the Most Bang for your Legal Buck: Three Critical and Cost-Effective Legal Projects for SAVaGEs

Working with many software, app & video game entrepreneurs (“SAVaGEs”) who are partners, owners and other “key” persons in various small to mid-sized businesses over the years, I noticed that they had many similar legal needs, regardless of their size, industry or location.  Some of these projects, three of which are discussed below, represent valuable […]

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 […]

Business Entities: Corporations vs. LLCs

If you are just beginning to explore starting a venture or have already started chances are that you have at least heard about these two forms of business entities. While both provide a form of protection for their owners, they have distinct characteristics so that one form may be much more advantageous than the other […]

Chester Law adds VC Legal Expertise

Dallas-based business & innovation law firm Chester PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Jeremy Kraus.   Jeremy will lead the firm’s venture capital and corporate finance practices. “The addition of Jeremy to the firm is a tremendous upgrade in our ability to serve the needs of our early stage and emerging clients who need effective legal advice regarding their capital […]