Blake E. Rizzo

Blockchain & Digital Security Attorney

Blake Rizzo counsels his clients and offers practical solutions in the ever-changing world of blockchain technology, digital currencies, STOs and the tokenization of assets. 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.

Blake has over 21 years of extensive legal experience in commercial law and is able to help his clients structure and finalize complicated business transactions in the FinTech space. Prior to starting his own firm, Blake was a partner in the bankruptcy and commercial litigation section of McCloskey Roberson. There, his practice focused on complex commercial litigation issues that arise in business and bankruptcy cases. He uses his bankruptcy litigation experience to assist companies, chapter 7 trustees, individuals, creditors and debtors in complex problems that arise in personal and business bankruptcy cases. In the commercial context, Mr. Rizzo has significant litigation experience in breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret misappropriation and construction defect lawsuits, among others.

Blake is also a legal advisor to the LTC Foundation, Executive Director  of the Houston Blockchain Alliance and the Co-Founder and Charity Affairs Advisor for the Tour De Crypto.

To assist with STOs, development of whitepapers, PPMs, and the tokenization of assets, Blake works with an incredible team of CPAs and marketing/PR specialists to make certain that his clients receive the best representation possible throughout the tokenization process.

Shehan Chandrasekera

Certified Public Accountant

Shehan is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of TX and NJ. Shehan has a broad tax knowledge of various industries including Real Estate, Startups, Blockchain, Construction, E-commerce, Healthcare, Cannabis and Manufacturing & Distribution. Before starting his career at JAG CPAs & Co, Shehan worked for several regional and national public accounting firms for several years. His ability to dissect the tax code and innovative thinking have immensely contributed to his rapid professional growth. After a successful career helping many clients at different firms, Shehan pursued his lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur by joining JAG. He leads the startup and technology niche at JAG.

Shehan is a published author, CPE instructor and a frequent technical contributor to various social media platforms. His recent article on “Virtual Currency and Tax Ramifications” was featured in “The Tax Adviser” magazine sponsored by the AICPA. He was one of the first CPAs to have a published academic article on Cryptocurrency taxation. Further, he serves as a part-time CFO for several startups ranging from fin-tech to space-tech. He has been nominated for the 40 under 40 Texas Rising CPA Star of the year award for 2019.

Jonha Richman

Marketing / Public Relations

Jonha is a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO-on-demand) with over a decade of marketing and PR experience. She was worked for numerous companies and Blockchain projects across Europe, US, and Asia: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, to help them globally scale their messaging.  She has partnered with United Nations (#GivingTuesday), UNICEF – Unselfie, and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

Jonha is on the Advisory Board of innovative technologies such as Blockchain, Saas, and marketplace. She has worked with global brands such as Unilever, IKEA, Sony Pictures, OCB Bank, and brought digital transformation strategies to creative powerhouses such as Leo Burnett, Media Contacts, and VML Qais.

Jonha also worked on the strategy and implementation that helped IKEA reach 3.7 million people in a span of 9 days in Singapore & Malaysia by having 35,000 stories written about the brand.

Jonha advised Athena Network on a Twitter engagement strategy that won the Diageo contest – a $10 Million strategy to empower 2 million women in the Asia Pacific in 2017. The strategy resulted in the campaign reaching an audience of 4.18 million in Southeast Asia (SEA).

RECOGNITIONS

– Top 25 Blockchain Influencers Disrupting the Industry in (2018)
– Top 10 Females in Crypto (2017)
– Top 10 Must-Follow Thought Leaders in the Philippine Tech Scene, Tech in Asia (2014)