Digital Assets and Cryptocurrency

Kleinberg Kaplan matches the innovation and technological savvy of our clients with a deep, decades-old understanding of fund formation technique and all its attendant disciplines.

Cryptocurrencies, digital assets, and the underlying blockchain technology represent the most exciting technological developments in the marketplace today, with the potential to refashion the fundamentals of commerce.

Because the underlying technologies are novel and rapidly evolving, market growth is outpacing the development of a sound regulatory framework. An imaginative approach, coupled with careful risk assessment and management, is paramount for any investor making moves in the digital asset arena.

Kleinberg Kaplan’s digital asset and cryptocurrency team is in a unique position to help clients seize value in the market. We have been representing traditional fund clients and recent crypto-native entrants alike since the advent of blockchain technology.

  • Our traditional private fund clients are already familiar with our decades of experience in fund formation. As they venture into the digital asset market, they trust our team to incorporate cryptocurrencies and digital assets into their portfolios with a minimum of risk.
  • Crypto-native clients — particularly crypto-trading funds and digital-asset venture investors — rely on our unparalleled regulatory experience and encyclopedic understanding of the industry to launch their own fund products and set up proprietary trading firms.
  • Our corporate, transactional and finance lawyers counsel clients on a broad spectrum of novel digital asset transactional issues, from negotiating equity and token investments to advising on aspects of Non-Fungible Token (NFT) intellectual property rights and licenses in the space.
  • We also represent liquidity providers, digital infrastructure platforms, and other financial technology companies in the crypto-ecosystem, so we are able to offer a broader perspective on the market than most law firms can muster.

Our firm is a collaborative team. This enables fund managers, traders, and founders to tap the expertise of our tax, and trust and estates lawyers for complementary advice that protects their personal stake in their new ventures.

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