Why Is It Important to Integrate Corporate Counsel and Tax Professionals in Your Business Operation?
Tax and corporate counsel are two vital aspects of any business operation. As the legal and financial matters in a business can be complex and ever-changing, it is important to have a team of professionals who are experienced in both fields. By integrating corporate counsel and tax professionals into your business operations, you can ensure that your company is compliant with...more
While the SEC has established a variety of registration exemptions, the ones most commonly used by issuers are the private placement exemptions provided by: Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act, which exempts from registration transactions by an issuer not involving a public offering; and Rule 506 of Regulation D, which provides safe harbor exemptions under Section 4(a)(2) for private placements that meet...more
According to the Securities Act of 1933, an issuer must register their offering of securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unless they qualify for an available exemption. If a security offering is exempt from SEC registration requirements, it is considered a private placement or unregistered offering, typically used interchangeably. At the Chawla Law Firm in Houston, we’re highly knowledgeable in...more
Private funds are investment vehicles formed by investment managers, also known as sponsors, looking to raise capital in an effort to make multiple investments under a specified investment mandate. Private funds are "blind pools" under which passive investors make a commitment to invest a set amount of capital over time, entrusting the fund's sponsor to source, acquire, manage, and divest the fund's investments....more
Before you start drawing in customers and raking in profits for your new Houston business, you will need to select from a range of available business entities that best fit your existing and future needs. This process can be confusing to complete on your own, but it’s necessary to avoid legal issues in the future. For professional assistance with business entity planning and formation,...more
If your business is acquiring a smaller enterprise, or if you’re adding a new corporate partner, it’s commonly known as a merger — the combining of two companies to make one single company. If you’re about to go through this process, having an attorney that specializes in mergers and acquisitions on your side is invaluable and helps everything go smoothly....more
When it comes to rewarding employees with equity, there are a few things you need to take into consideration. At The Chawla Law Firm, PLLC, we are a Houston-based law firm with a focus in business law. In this blog post, we will be discussing our guide to rewarding employees with equity. If you're looking for a comprehensive guide on the topic, you've come to the right place! Keep reading to...more
A joint venture is a business arrangement where two or more parties come to an agreement to pool their resources for a specific task such as for a business activity or a new project. These collaborations are for the mutual benefit of the collaborative parties. Joint venture partnerships have many benefits for the parties involved.
If you are interested in setting up a joint venture partnership, you need partnership attorneys who will...more