Blockchain and cryptocurrency expertise continues to disrupt the fashionable economic system, and the affect of the current accelerated digitalization amongst corporations can be felt as this expertise turns into extra utilized in day-to-day transactions. With recommendation and consulting on the complete vary of blockchain and digital asset points, we will help you acquire a aggressive benefit on this burgeoning area.
Manatt’s workforce makes use of its distinct and deep-rooted understanding of this cutting-edge expertise to characterize rising and growth-stage corporations on the forefront of the monetary providers trade’s digital transformation, in addition to conventional monetary and expertise corporations searching for to enter the fintech area. Our strengths and nationwide platform allow us to work throughout many disciplines—together with monetary providers, company and finance, M&A, digital and expertise, and privateness and knowledge safety. As nationally acknowledged leaders in fintech, we’re relied upon by our purchasers to be trusted advisors to anticipate and meet the challenges on this evolving trade.
What we do
Taking a multidisciplinary method, we provide a broad vary of providers, from regulatory recommendation to compliance packages to dealmaking to illustration in enforcement actions and litigation. Our established relationships with regulatory companies throughout the nation, together with the New York Division of Monetary Providers and California’s Division of Monetary Safety and Innovation, we often advise on greatest practices and enforcement points, together with responding to investigations.
Our workforce stands able to make use of our deep bench of execs, who will tailor authorized options to align along with your particular enterprise targets. Our service choices embody:
- Decentralized finance (DeFi)
- Regulatory compliance
- Token distributions
- Platform improvement and launch
- Enterprise financing, SAFE and SAFT preparations
- Fund formation, compensation and advisory preparations
- Fund portfolio investments
- Mental property safety, enforcement and litigation
- Securities choices and IPOs
- Dealer-dealer regulatory recommendation
- State and federal enforcement points
- Lender and cash transmitter licenses
- BitLicense registration
- Cash providers enterprise/cash transmitter compliance
- Taxation points and onshore/offshore geolocation
Who we work with
Our workforce serves as exterior common counsel to dozens of main blockchain and cryptocurrency exchanges and platforms, in addition to corporations investing within the area.
Choose purchasers embody:
- Blockchain Finance (BlockFi)
- Centrifuge, Inc.
- Compound Labs
- Davoa Capital
- DeFi Alliance
- DRW Holdings
- GMO-Z.com Belief LLC
- ICON Basis
- Market Rise up/Voyager Digital