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Blockchain

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Our blockchain team provides strategic guidance and full-scale support to stakeholders across the blockchain and distributed finance ecosystem. We count among our ranks veteran Fintech, capital markets, regulatory, IP and cybersecurity attorneys. We leverage this broad-based expertise to help clients deliver on innovative blockchain strategies and applications in industries such as decentralized finance, gaming, health care, real estate, manufacturing and insurance.

We also help clients vet crypto investment opportunities while navigating them through the patchwork of regulatory and jurisdiction-specific tax/reporting requirements. Not least, we are one of the only legal teams in the country with substantive experience assisting scores of blockchain protocols in structuring, promoting and orchestrating legally sound and commercially viable token issuances, security token offerings and other types of token generation events.

Blockchain Contacts

  • John S. Wagster Profile Image
    John S. Wagster

    Industry Team Leader

    Nashville, TN

  • Courtney Rogers Perrin Profile Image
    Courtney Rogers Perrin

    Member

    Nashville, TN

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Featured Capabilities

We offer battle-tested, practical solutions covering all aspects of blockchain and distributed finance, including:

  • Analysis of tokens for compliance with Securities regulation, commodities regulation, and money transmitter requirements
  • Tokenized equity and security token offerings (STOs)
  • Compliance with Bank Secrecy Act and FinCEN regulations including AML/KYC requirements
  • NFT license agreements
  • Data privacy and information security
  • Contract disputes
  • Defending SEC, CFTC, IRS, and FinCEN actions
  • Corporate and fund formation
  • Founder and advisor agreements
  • Tax considerations for crypto transactions
  • Intellectual property registration and dispute resolution
  • Distributed applications (DAPPs)
  • Token generation (governance, utility, securities, and non-fungible)
  • Blockchain as a service (BaaS)
  • Verification services

Representative Clients

We serve as trusted advisors to clients spanning the blockchain ecosystem, including:

  • Blockchain protocol developers
  • Layer 1 and parachain application developers
  • Decentralized finance platforms
  • Centralized and decentralized digital asset exchanges
  • Mining operations
  • Non-fungible token (NFT) issuers and marketplaces
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
  • Stablecoin sponsors
  • Venture capital firms and hedge funds
  • Media Companies
  • Blockchain-based game developers
  • Crypto metaverses
  • Nonprofit overseas blockchain foundations
  • Consulting Firms
  • Bitcoin ATM Operators

Select Experience

Securities law analysis. Our team has reviewed scores of tokens on behalf of protocols, exchanges, DAOs, NFT minters and individuals for compliance with U.S. federal and state securities laws. More recently, we provided securities analysis for a governance token issued by a leading NFT issuer and platform.

Leading blockchain development company founded by prominent industry pioneers. We serve as counsel to a company whose open-source platform enables global enterprises to build, manage and scale robust blockchain-enabled ecosystems, backed by enterprise-grade service and support. We assist in analyzing and documenting fundraising transactions and provide legal advice regarding the design and functionality of decentralized finance and other protocols and digital tokens.

Multimillion-dollar international open-source research and development lab. Our ongoing representation includes preparing sponsorship agreements related to the client’s involvement in hackathons and accelerators in various countries. We also represent the client in lead and routine equity, SAFE and token investments in the FinTech startup space.

Acquisition of blockchain protocol company. We represented a top blockchain protocol company in its large stock purchase acquisition of a company focused on ZK rollup technology.

Counsel for e-commerce and technology-based clients. We provide experienced guidance on business and regulatory considerations to online retailers and other remote sellers, logistic companies, marketplace providers and facilitators, cloud-based service providers, as well as AI, blockchain and cryptocurrency mining businesses. Our support for such clients ranges from multi-state and local tax compliance to legislative, planning, regulatory, and controversy matters.

Corporate formation and licensing agreements. Our team has significant experience drafting and negotiating founder documents, advisor documents, and securities token offering documents. This experience extends to the fast-growing NFT marketplace, where we routinely assist with licensing agreements, vendor negotiations, and terms and conditions for NFT issuers and platforms.

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