These innovative technologies cross many well-established industries that we have served for decades. Our team leverages its global strengths in practice areas such as securities, private fund formation, cross-border transactions, energy, real estate, health care and privacy, intellectual property and others to help our clients create, integrate and understand these technologies to advance their business goals and remain relevant competitors in the future.
We help clients at the vanguard navigate the rapidly evolving use of blockchain technology in all areas of business. Decentralized application protocols, blockchain companies, non-traditional corporate entities, non-profit organizations, digital asset miners and transaction validators seek our advice and counsel on an array of business matters, including:
We counsel teams creating cryptocurrency and other digital asset investment vehicles, token-economy systems for information reporting and token sales. Our team can address trademark and other intellectual property protection issues with respect to digital assets, and advise on investment and venture capital, lending and tax implications. We assist clients in making initial coin offerings that are compliant with U.S. federal and state securities laws. We guide clients through the compliance, regulatory, transactional, corporate governance and policy nuances of blockchain technology.
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Rochester Business Journal | July 19, 2018
Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk contributed this article detailing the SEC’s “important but nonbinding guidance on when a digital asset may be deemed a security.” The article draws from an alert written by New York City Corporate partner Dan McAvoy and Rochester Corporate associate Brian Becker.
Rochester Business Journal | May 10, 2018
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Chicago commercial litigation associate Megha Shah authored this column about a recent class action lawsuit brought against cryptocurrency company NANO and its team, and the future implications the decision may have for Blockchain companies.
Law360 | February 13, 2018
Los Angeles Office Managing Partner Justin Thompson and real estate associate Garth Bostic are quoted in this article about the factors real estate lawyers need to consider as bitcoin becomes a more popular method of payment in property transactions.
San Francisco Business Times | January 31, 2018
This article mentions Nixon Peabody’s new Blockchain Technology and Smart Contacts team, which includes Rochester labor and employment practice group leader Eric Paley, San Francisco counsel Dan Valles and nearly 60 additional attorneys across offices and practice groups.
Rochester Business Journal | January 11, 2018
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Rochester public company transactions associate Brian Becker wrote this column examining SEC issues surrounding ICOs (initial coin offerings).
Modern Healthcare | December 15, 2017
Rochester public company transactions associate Brian Becker is quoted in this article about how the cryptocurrency bitcoin is becoming mainstream and how it may affect the health care industry.
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