The law and regulations surrounding cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based businesses are uncertain and change rapidly. In his commitment to representing clients in cutting edge industries, Blake Rizzo counsels his clients and offers practical solutions in the ever-changing world of blockchain technology, digital currencies, Security Token Offerings (STOs), the tokenization of assets and smart contract dispute resolution. He helps his clients navigate the process of creating, marketing and launching STOs and asset-based tokens, and providing post-launch legal support. Blake advises his clients on the demanding and quick-changing regulatory processes and laws that currently exist, to ensure that STOs comply with all US and federal laws governing digital assets and cryptocurrencies.
To assist with STOs and the tokenization of assets, Blake has formed an incredible team of CPAs and marketing/PR specialists to make certain that his clients receive the best representation possible throughout the tokenization process. We provide assistance in all aspects of the STO fund creation process including:
Evaluation and management of regulatory risks;
Preparing and legal review of all applicable pre- and post-offering technological documents including private placement memoranda, limited partnership agreements, token purchase agreements and subscription agreements; Reviewing all such documents for compliance with securities regulations;
Legal review of development plans, white papers, marketing materials and press releases to confirm compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
Assisting with third-party fundraising, crowdfunding, and other regulatory compliant fundraising avenues;
Providing the latest cryptocurrency regulatory updates, including relevant releases by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC);
Providing ongoing support for the key regulatory challenges facing cryptocurrency investors, fund managers and developers, including the question of whether ICOs are considered securities under U.S. federal and state laws;
Advising on KYC, AML and FCPA compliance issues involved in the formation of cryptocurrency funds; and
Advising fund managers on general business practice and appropriate company formation.