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 […]

Business Entities: Buy-Sell Agreements

So, you’ve done it. You’ve found a co-founder who is willing to put up the money (or you’ve found a genius with a great idea!) for a new venture. Things are going great and you’re ready to get a business entity formed and have determined how it will be governed. But, what if things don’t […]

Business Entities: Governing Documents

A crucial component to forming a business entity properly is carefully crafting the documents that will govern the organization in the daily operations and management of affairs, the relationship between the owners and those managing the operations, and the process of dissolving the business or making other substantial decisions in the course of the business […]

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 […]

Chester Again Named to Super Lawyer List

Dallas, Texas, 15 September 2016 – J. F. (Jim) Chester, founding partner in the Dallas-based business & innovation law firm of Chester PLLC (www.chester-law.com), was recently selected for inclusion on the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers® list. Chester is listed in the intellectual property practice section, although his practice also covers a broad range of business, technology and international […]