Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are an increasingly popular form of global crowdfunding. In an ICO, a fundraiser issues digital tokens in exchange for convertible virtual currency (e.g., bitcoin, ether) or governmental fiat. Our highly experienced team can assist with planning, structuring, and implementing both utility and security ICOs.


Our Services:

Whitepaper Review & Analysis

Have doubts about your whitepaper? We can help. Our team has reviewed countless whitepapers and can quickly help you identify potential legal problems and/or red flags.

Regulatory Analysis & Compliance

Navigating the current regulatory environment can be daunting. Don’t go it alone. We can help you determine which laws and regulations are applicable to your particular business and ICO. We can also assist you with ongoing compliance and registration with applicable U.S. regulatory agencies.

Tax Planning

ICOs can have significant and surprising tax consequences for you, the business, and token holders. A solid tax strategy is a vital component of any successful ICO.

Foreign Counsel

In most cases, based on how your ICO is structured, you will need dependable foreign legal counsel. We’ve developed a trusted network of ICO attorneys across the globe to assist us in implementing your ICO.


Every ICO is unique. In most cases, cookie-cutter templates simply aren’t sufficient for these types of offerings. We can help you draft and execute the proper intracompany and third-party agreements for your ICO.


Once launched, it’s extremely important that you take steps to verify the identities of your token holders. You must also ensure that your offering is not being used for nefarious purposes. We can guide you to Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) service providers.

Additional Legal Services

There are many components behind a successful ICO. As a full-service law firm, we can provide assistance with employment agreements, equity allocation, intellectual property, and much more.


Disputes happen. When they do, we can help in a wide-range of cases. Our experienced team regularly represents clients before federal courts, state courts, and other administrative agencies.

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