What is Mediation? Mediation is a flexible, voluntary, and confidential form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). In mediation, a neutral third party assists parties to work towards a negotiated settlement of their dispute, with the parties retaining control of the decision on whether or not to settle and on what terms. The Chawla Law Firm is here to help! There are distinct advantages to...more
When acquiring a corporation, whether a C-Corporation or an S-Corporation, it is essential to understand the tax consequences each one holds. In this article, we will dive deeper into the different consequences of acquiring a C-corporation and an S-corporation. If you require client-focused, caring, and expert corporate attorneys for your business, look no further than The Chawla Law Firm....more
As businesses grow, the need to address complex legal matters can become overwhelming and costly. Outsourcing corporate legal work can be an effective way to reduce costs and ensure that all of your company’s legal requirements are met. In this blog post, our Houston team at The Chawla Law Firm, PLLC,, will discuss four reasons to outsource corporate legal work. Learn more and get in touch with our...more
Corporate law is constantly evolving and firms must adapt to the changing needs of their clients. The Chawla Law Firm, PLLC is a leading law firm in Houston that specializes in corporate law. In this blog post, we will discuss the latest corporate law firm trends that you may not be aware of. Learn more and get in touch with our corporate...more
Running a business is no easy feat. Business owners often find themselves juggling a variety of tasks and decisions, from hiring employees to tax regulations and more. As your business grows and becomes more complex, it is important to be aware of when it is time to bring in an expert to help. Knowing when it is time to hire a business lawyer can be invaluable to the success and longevity of your...more
Chawla Law Firm, PLLC is widely recognized as one of Houston’s leading business law firms. Our firm is committed to providing exceptional legal services to both individuals and businesses in the Houston area. Keep reading to learn more about why you should choose our business law firm over the competition and schedule a consultation today!more
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