Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and FinTech

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Industry Contacts

Our Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and FinTech group helps clients to navigate all aspects of legal and regulatory compliance in the fintech space. Our experienced attorneys guide emerging and blockchain-enabled technology companies, broker-dealers, investors and financial institutions through the many legal issues related to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Our interdisciplinary team, drawn from our corporate, data privacy, litigation and intellectual property groups, provides strategic advice in the following areas:

Product Developmental Counsel

  • Consumer Protection
  • Tokenization / ICO Solutions
  • Initial Liquidity Offerings (ILOs)
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • “Bitlicensing” / Crypto currency exchange license
  • Digital Asset Custody
  • Crypto Mining Guidance
  • Digital Asset Trading Platforms (Exchanges)
  • Advisory Opinions on Legal Status of Specific Tokens
  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) Best Practices
  • The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)
  • Know-Your-Customer (KYC) Best Practices
  • Howey test and Securities Regulation

Litigation

  • Securities Litigation
  • Governmental Investigations
  • Trademark Enforcement and IP Litigation    
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Digital Asset “Fork” Litigation
  • Business and Investment Fraud
  • Cryptocurrency Exchange Disputes
  • Digital Asset Custody Disputes
  • SEC / DOJ Comptroller of Currency investigations
  • SEC Enforcement

Transactional

  • Corporate Formation, Governance, and Structuring
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax Issues and Services
  • Consumer-related Agreements
  • Asset Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Software Licensing
  • Trademark Licensing
  • Joint Ventures
  • Cross Border