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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 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 crypto developers in structuring,  promoting and orchestrating legally sound and commercially viable ICOs, STOs and TGEs.

Sub-Industry Team Contacts

  • John S. Wagster Profile Image
    John S. Wagster

    Member

    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:

  • Tokenized equity and security token offerings (STOs).
  • ICOs structured as Reg A+ and Reg S offerings.
  • Federal and “blue sky” securities laws.
  • Data privacy and information security.
  • Contract disputes.
  • SEC, CFTC, IRS, and FinCEN actions.
  • Corporate and fund formation.
  • Tax considerations for crypto transactions.
  • Intellectual property registration and dispute resolution.
  • Distributed applications (DAPPs).
  • Token generation
  • Blockchain as a service (BaaS).

Representative Clients

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

  • ICOs
  • Hedge Funds
  • Media Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Venture Capital
  • Consortia
  • Bitcoin ATM Operators
  • Money Transmitters
  • Identity Verification Services
  • Crypto-investors

 

In the News

Explore the latest cryptocurrency-related news stories for which our attorneys lent their perspective:

Is DeFi a Bubble? Experts Weigh In On Hype vs. Value,” Finance Magnates, July 9, 2020

The US Congress’ Digital Dollar Hearing is Today: All You Need to Know,” Finance Magnates, June 11, 2020

“French Court Moves the BTC Chess Piece – How Will Regulators Respond?,” Cointelegraph (March 2020)

“What Blockchain Companies Need To Do To Succeed,” CMS Wire (June 2019)

“FATCA in Focus – Are Foreign Cryptocurrency Companies Subject to FATCA,” Financial Advisor Magazine (June 2019)

“What’s Next: Zuckerberg Gets Deepfaked + Quick Takes on Facebook’s Libra + Data Breach Class Action Headaches,” Law.com (June 2019)

“What Are The Benefits of Blockchain in the Music Industry,” Disruptor Daily (May 2019)

“Beyond bitcoin: Local experts talk business uses for blockchain,” Louisville Business First (May 2019)

“Have the SEC’s Telegram & Kik Cases Brought Clarity to Crypto?,” Finance Magnates (May 2019)

“#BlockchainProfiles – Meet John Wagster of Frost Brown Todd LLC,” FintekNews (April 2019)

“Energy: Lawyers, Guns, and Cryptocurrency,” The Motley Fool Podcast (February 2019)

“Op Ed: From Gray To Black And White: Traditional Regulations Come To Crypto,” Bitcoin Magazine (December 2018)

“Blockchain Law with Wags – Episode 191,” The Bad Crypto Podcast (October 2018)

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