Distributed ledger technologies and cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, have the potential to make tremendous impact on the way businesses and societies operate. From 2010 to the end of 2017, a staggering $49B was raised in token generating events (“TGEs”) aka “initial coin offerings” (“ICOs”). Approximately $44B of that was raised in forks of existing cryptocurrencies and $5B in company ICOs.

Managing Partner Julian Zegelman and Velton Zegelman PC first entered the blockchain space in 2014. Since then, the firm has assisted numerous US and global clients with diverse legal issues at the forefront of the blockchain industry.

Leaders in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Practice

Representative Matters

  • Applying for money transmitter licenses on behalf of cryptocurrency exchanges and crypto payment processors

  • Applying for ATS (alternative trading systems) licenses for crypto exchanges

  • Representing token issuers from software, alternative energy, fintech, hardware, and other industries in ICOs (initial coin offerings)

  • Representing venture capital funds and hedge funds in due diligence and investment into blockchain startups

  • AML (anti-money laundering) and KYC (know your client) compliance programs

  • Crypto hedge fund and tokenized private equity fund formation

Representative Clients