Chester Speaks to North Texas Technology Entrepreneurs

J. F. (Jim) Chester, founding partner in the Dallas-based global business & technology law firm of CHESTER pllc, recently presented a seminar on the legal implications of doing business internationally to an audience of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists at an event sponsored by the North Texas Enterprise Center (NTEC).  Chester co-presented the seminar with Cesar Reyna, CEO of Trade Consulting Services, LLC (, an international trade consulting firm.

NTEC regularly holds informational seminars, such as the recent event presented by Chester, to introduce such topics to its stakeholders and entrepreneur partners and affiliates as part of its mission to promote innovation and emerging technologies in the North Texas region.

The title of the presentation, which was held at the NTEC headquarters in Frisco, Texas, was: “Going Global:  Common International Business & Trade Legal Issues.”  Subject Chester and Reyna discussed includes international contracting and payment considerations, import/export and other international trade regulations, ITAR, FCPA, and international civil litigation.

Jim Chester, founder and managing partner in CHESTER pllc, also teaches courses on International Trade Law and International Business Transactions at Baylor University Law School.

Of the event, Chester reports, “International business presents a number of opportunities for companies of all sizes, but involves a lot of risk, as well.  Although many of the NTEC companies represented in the audience are ‘pre-revenue’ or start-ups at relatively early stages, they are already thinking globally – which is exactly what they need to be doing.”

About CHESTER pllc

CHESTER pllc is a Dallas, Texas law firm providing comprehensive legal services to innovation-based companies doing business in the US, around the world, and on the web.  Its mission (and passion) is helping entrepreneurs and emerging companies solve problems and protect their interests. CHESTER pllc delivers value by providing business-savvy, cost-effective solutions to legal challenges.  The firm offers a wide array of business legal solutions, such as business entity formation (LLCs, corporations, etc.), trademarks and other intellectual property, technology transactions, contracts, ecommerce and dispute resolution.  Additional information about the firm and its attorneys may be found at

About NTEC

The North Texas Enterprise Center (NTEC) is a not-for-profit organization based in Frisco, Texas, that operates as a business accelerator – providing a broad spectrum of services and support to MedTech and CleanTech start-up companies.  NTEC, which was founded in 2002, has grown to become one of the largest technology start-up accelerators in the South Central U.S.  NTEC’s core mission is assisting entrepreneurs with the challenging task of starting and expanding a new, technology-based business venture.  The target result of that mission is local and regional economic development, new job creation and industry diversification.  For more information, please visit