We launched our Digital Currency + Blockchain apply in March 2015 and have since constructed a worldwide group of extremely regarded advisors with experience in each space affecting gamers within the digital forex and digital asset areas. Our expertise consists of advising innovators and buyers on points associated to:
- Company formation and financing
- Fund formation
- Public securities legal guidelines, together with these associated to:
- Federal companies (e.g., SEC, FinCEN, DOJ, FINRA and CFTF)
- State laws
- Intellectual property
- Government investigations and enforcement
- Civil litigation together with securities litigation
- Privacy and securities
- Money transmission licensing
- Token fundraising and different various securities providing choices, together with:
- Reg A+
- Reg D/506(c)
- Reg S
- Equity Crowdfunding
We embrace the potential of innovation to make lasting affect, and we associate with firms which are shaping the way forward for digital forex and blockchain in quickly creating areas similar to:
- Decentralized Finance (DeFi). We advise on a variety of points associated to DeFi, together with investing, due diligence, regulatory compliance, mental property, and exploration of DeFi alternatives by conventional monetary providers suppliers.
- Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). We work with firms as they discover the bounds of NFTs in quite a lot of areas similar to actual property, music and different digital content material, and gaming. Our expertise consists of advising on due diligence, investing, mental property, securities, financings, laws, compliance, dispute decision and property planning.
- Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs). We counsel shoppers on the complete spectrum of authorized concerns going through DAOs, together with operations and investing.
Get in contact to tell us how we may help wherever you might be in your journey.
- Represented a16z in its funding into the $450m collection seed financing of Yuga Labs, a serious participant within the NFT house, which can use the funds to develop it’s Bored Ape Yacht Club within the metaverse.
- Represented Paradigm in its funding into the $30m Series A financing of Jambo, an early-stage firm that’s constructing a Web3 tremendous app to teach younger individuals in Africa about Web3 monetary ecosystems.
- Represented Abra, a number one wealth administration platform for cryptocurrency buyers, within the preliminary closing of its as much as $55m Series C financing, which was led by IGNIA and Blockchain Capital.
- Represented OpenZeppelin, a blockchain cybersecurity startup, in reference to a token-based financing.
- Represent Circle in its new definitive enterprise mixture settlement with Concord Acquisition Corp (NYSE: CND). New York, NY-based Concord Acquisition Corp is a particular objective acquisition firm. Under the phrases of the settlement, a brand new Irish holding firm will purchase each Concord and Circle and turn into a publicly traded firm, anticipated to commerce on the NYSE beneath the image “CRCL”. Co-representation of consumer in responding to an SEC investigation about whether or not it operated a digital asset alternate as an unregistered securities alternate. This matter resulted in a settlement, which the SEC introduced on August 2021. At one time, it was one of many largest U.S.-based suppliers of digital forex alternate and storage providers.
- Representing DAOs in response to SEC enforcement investigations.
- Representing digital asset firm in 2 SEC investigations referring to alleged laundering of cryptocurrency
- Representing a digital belongings alternate in a category motion case (Kuklineski v. varied defendants) introduced beneath the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act
- Representing a DAO in responding to a $120 million safety incident.
- Representing digital asset firms in response to IRS John Does Summons.
- Representing an organization that works with fintech firms to supply next-gen banking options for cryptocurrency shoppers, in reference to the event of a fintech program and partnerships with lending, funds, and crypto fintech firms. This includes negotiating an association and offering product design and regulatory recommendation in reference to the corporate’s partnership with a fintech lender.