What is Cryptocurrency Law?

Although there is no universally recognized field or area of practice known as “Cryptocurrency Law,” it generally encompasses a mixture of elements of banking, finance, intellectual property, Internet and securities law. Below are some examples of the the most common issues I typically assist clients with.

General Corporate

  • Currently serve as outside general counsel to several blockchain and cryptocurrency-related startups;
  • Regularly assist in selection and formation of business entities for my clients (including corporations, LLCs and LP/GP structures in Delaware and Wyoming);
  • Perform compliance audits;
  • Securities-related work (see below).

Employment Law

  • Draft and review agreements between employers and employees/contractors;
  • Draft and review NDAs, non-competition agreements, etc.;
  • Help advisors, consultants and other contractors/employees get paid

Intellectual Property

  • Copyright
  • Trademarks
  • Intellectual property licensing agreements

Securities Law

  • Structure exempt offerings in the U.S. and Canada;
  • Work with traditional as well as digital security offerings (DSOs a.k.a. STOs);
  • Perform due diligence;
  • Draft offering memorandum, subscription packets, investor documentation; and
  • Perform compliance audit of client offering materials, website, etc.