Richard B Chess, JD Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: Chess Law Firm, PLC
  • Phone: 804-241-9999
  • Cell: 804-241-9999
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Real Estate and Securities & Investments

Specialty Focus: Acquisitions, Equity Syndication, Audit Committee, Disclosure, FINRA / SEC, Broker Dealer, DST / TIC, 1031 Exchange, REIT, Due Diligence, Valuation, Board Governance

Education: JD, University of Richmond; BS, University of Pittsburgh

Years in Practice: 44

Additional Information

Rick Chess has hands on experience acquiring real estate (50,000 apartments and 10 retail centers) and helping grow a company from one property into a $1.5 billion in assets office & industrial NYSE REIT. Chess has been engaged as an expert for real estate related disputes in federal and state courts and for FINRA arbitrations. Rick is an educator, having taught real estate law for three years at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has served as the Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Committee for the Virginia State Bar and as an elected member of Pennsylvania General Assembly. Chess created and ran his own FINRA managing broker dealer. Chess has authored articles for attorneys in FEE SIMPLE and publishes articles for investors ("REALTY REALITY"). He serves as Senior Advisor for the Ackerman Group, Director - Investments for Crescent Securities, and as Managing Partner of Chess Law Firm, PLC.