Cara Stone, LLP (“Cara Stone”) is excited to welcome Chais Sweat as a Partner in its New Orleans Office.

Chais Sweat represents clients in regulatory compliance and litigation matters. Chais has extensive experience advising public and private companies on creating and maintaining regulatory compliance programs and navigating complex state and federal regulatory regimes, particularly in the area of consumer protection and finance. He has obtained numerous positive results for his clients in cases involving breach of contract, trade secret violations, non-compete agreements, fraud, data breaches, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), vendor/supplier disputes, lien foreclosures, commercial evictions, and matters pending in bankruptcy courts.

“Chais brings a deep understanding of corporate compliance and regulatory matters to Cara Stone” said Mark Graffagnini, Managing Partner of Cara Stone. “Chais’ experience building out strong regulatory programs and representing companies in corporate litigation matters have elevated him to the top of his field. We’re excited to welcome him to the team.”

Chais also has significant experience in the hospitality industry, having represented restaurants, festivals, hotels, and trade associations in matters including ADAAA compliance, building code issues, licensing and permitting, liability for criminal activity of guests, data breaches, unfair trade practices, landlord/tenant disputes, construction defects and lien disputes, and creditor representation in bankruptcies.

“Cara Stone has an excellent reputation across the country,” said Sweat. “As the organization continues to grow, I’m excited to contribute to the culture of exceptional client service and modern approach to legal services.”

About Cara Stone: Cara Stone was formed in 2016 to establish a tradition of excellence in legal practice. Over the past three years, the firm has established itself as one of the leading capital markets firms in the U.S. The firm is widely considered by many to be the top provider of corporate financing services in the realm of angel and venture capital and private equity. The firm has locations in New Orleans, Chicago, Lafayette, Los Angeles and Spokane. The firm will continue to expand to emerging capital markets to help those ecosystems develop stronger entrepreneurial systems and to continue to serve as a bridge to Silicon Valley and East Coast investors looking for the best companies in the small and mid-sized markets. Learn more at

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