Expertise
Investment advisory regulatory matters (including registration, fiduciary duty,, conflicts of interest, custody, marketing, trading and portfolio management, and cybersecurity matters), private fund matters for hedge, venture capital, private equity, and real estate funds and their sponsors(including organizing and operation of private funds, offering documents, and regulatory matters involving the offering and sale of securities), and employment matters (including noncompetition and nonsolicitation restrictions as well as corporate raiding matters).
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Richard Chen   J.D.,Founder and President of Brightstar Law Group

Founder and President, Richard L. Chen PLLC d/b/a Brightstar Law Group
909 Third Ave #8236
New York, NY 10150

Work: 917-838-7398
rich@brightstarlawgroup.com
brightstarlawgroup.com
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Expertise
Investment advisory regulatory matters (including registration, fiduciary duty,, conflicts of interest, custody, marketing, trading and portfolio management, and cybersecurity matters), private fund matters for hedge, venture capital, private equity, and real estate funds and their sponsors(including organizing and operation of private funds, offering documents, and regulatory matters involving the offering and sale of securities), and employment matters (including noncompetition and nonsolicitation restrictions as well as corporate raiding matters).
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Richard Chen is a seasoned corporate and securities attorney with more than 25 years of practice under his belt following his graduation from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He is the Founder and President of Brightstar Law Group, a law firm specializing in serving the regulatory and corporate needs of investment advisory firms (including wealth managers, private fund sponsors, and fintech companies). Among other things, Richardís practice focuses on regulatory matters including investment adviser registration; compliance program development, implementation, and management; mock audits; and SEC examinations and investigations. On the corporate side, Richardís practice focuses on advising breakaway advisors; launching and structuring ownership for advisory firms; drafting and negotiating commercial contracts; advising on employment matters; advising on mergers and other transactions; succession planning; and launching private funds (such as hedge, private equity, venture capital, and real estate funds). Before launching his practice, Richard spent many years at several preeminent law firms in New York including Simpson Thacher &Bartlett, K&L Gates, Schulte Roth & Zabel, and Arnold & Porter. Richard regularly publishes industry content (including having contributed to various Practicing Law Institute treatises on investment adviser topics) and regularly speaks at industry conferences (including Practicing Law Institute seminars, National Society of Compliance Professional conferences, and InvestmentNews conferences). Please visit his firmís website and LinkedIn page to learn more about him and his practice.

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