About the Firm

CHESS LAW FIRM, PLC benefits clients by helping them grow and protecting their interests.
We provide unique consulting (market analysis, capital formation, government relations), board support (governance, recruitment, risk management) and expert witness services (real estate, securities, acquisitions).

Based in Richmond, VA, we provide focused expert services that merge our depth in practice and education. Our firm’s principal has acquired $2 billion of apartments and retail centers (UDR) and oversaw the acquisition of $2 billion of office and industrial properties (FPO). Mr. Chess has testified in federal court, in FINRA arbitrations, and before local, state and federal government legislative and regulatory bodies.

The firm gives back to the professional community through developing and presenting CLE courses, writing articles for the Virginia Bar Real Estate Section law review type publication (FEE SIMPLE), and supporting a website and newsletter which provides capital formation ideas. We are also personally support a national Childhood Obesity Awareness Campaign through public speaking and market development.

Please explore our website to help us figure out how we can best serve your needs. Please contact us with any questions or suggestions. Thank you.

About Rick Chess
Rick Chess has been a lawyer, legislator and leader.

• Helped develope a $2 Billion NYSE Real Estate Investment Trust…starting from a base of one industrial property
• Coached a national tax credit firm through building a conventional apartment acquisitions program
• Worked with a large national insurance company owned broker dealer in implementation of a private program due diligence system
• Created a process resulting the acquisition of over 50,000 apartments and 10 retail centers
• Provided due diligence support for an affiliated broker dealer of a international land development firm
• Guided the raising of over $270,000,000 of private equity