Blockchain and Digital Assets

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With real-world experience advising on matters facing individuals and businesses in the crypto and blockchain space, our attorneys are well-versed in dealing with legal issues at the forefront of technology, providing practical and cost-effective guidance. For example, our attorneys can advise on things like crypto-exchange disputes, marketing and advertising guidance for NFT/crypto projects, contract negotiation for NFT sales, IP counseling and registration for brands and artists, fraud and consumer protection, and federal gift and estate tax planning involving crypto-assets. Below is a more detailed list of  our areas of practice within our Blockchain and Digital Assets practice group.

Business Clients
Individual Clients & Families

Areas of Concentration

Intellectual Property

  • General Brand Protection Strategy
  • Analysis of potential avenues for TM and © protection for your blockchain company or NFT project
  • Trademark clearance and prosecution
  • Trademark risk 
  • Intellectual property licensing
  • Copyright registration
  • Copyright infringement analysis and fair use analysis
  • Right of publicity infringement and fair use analysis (particularly in the context of NFTs)
  • Anti-counterfeit enforcement and supply chain integrity analysis on Web-3 platforms or in a virtual world.
  • Software infringement
  • Trade secret advice and enforcement

Business and Commercial Litigation

  • Contract/smart contract disputes 
  • Crypto-exchange disputes 
  • Crypto startup founder disputes 
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims 
  • Fraud claims
  • Criminal defense (including white collar defense)  

Marketing and Advertising

  • General advertising counseling 
  • NFT Launch 
  • Contract negotiation with artists and/or platforms
  • Marketing to the crypto community (e.g. Discord)
  • Social media and influencer marketing related to crypto-assets 
  • Legal clearance and licensing 
  • Contests and sweepstakes 

Tax Controversy

  • IRS and CA FTB Audit representation 
  • IRS Office of Appeals representation 
  • Advise on Civil and Criminal Investigations 
  • Tax Court and Federal Court Litigation
  • IRS Voluntary Disclosures 
  • U.S. Tax Compliance for Offshore Crypto and NFT Exchanges and Corporations. 

Estate Planning

  • Discreet planning for including crypto assets in estate plans 

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