Riker Danzig’s Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology attorneys bring a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to this groundbreaking space. Our team expertly and efficiently advises and assists clients in tackling the vast array of issues presented by the ever-evolving and revolutionary technologies relating to distributed ledgers, blockchain technology, decentralized finance and digital assets. Riker Danzig offers sophisticated and knowledgeable legal counsel to clients leveraging a deep understanding of the technologies that drive blockchain and related developments in digital assets, advising a wide variety of clients on the full range of matters. Our lawyers draw on substantive backgrounds in financial services and banking, real estate, taxation, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, data security and corporate law to provide seasoned business perspectives to this emerging area. Riker Danzig is well positioned to apply its exceptional skill sets and abilities across multiple practice areas to tackle clients’ issues arising within the digital asset, distributed ledger and blockchain space from all appropriate and necessary angles.
Our blockchain attorneys have been involved in the formation of new entities doing business in the broader digital asset and blockchain space, including joint ventures, and debt and equity financing for those entities. They have also handled other financing transactions involving digital assets, including transactions to be funded through the sale of tokens as well as mergers and acquisitions involving token issuers.
We regularly counsel clients on the corporate structure that best capitalizes on their IP assets, providing assistance with licensing, selling, marketing and other commercial uses. We have been involved in development and other service agreements involving the creation of new digital asset-related technologies, and in the licensing and sale of those technologies. We routinely assist with technology transfers and acquisitions, including the creation of joint ventures, partnerships, and other strategic alliances. Our attorneys also advise on licensing agreements and the contractual agreements necessary to protect proprietary information, including non-disclosure and non-compete agreements.
Additionally, Riker Danzig attorneys advise clients on the proper tax treatment of virtual currency investments and other transactions. We regularly provide clients with tax advice regarding the transfer of digital assets, including tax-deferred capital contributions of digital assets in connection with the formation and restructuring of entities doing business in this space.
Leveraging the resources of our litigation and white-collar defense groups, we represent clients in complex litigation stemming from the increasing adoption of cryptocurrency, and are thoroughly equipped to defend issuers and exchanges in connection with complex litigation and regulatory matters. Riker’s Intellectual Property group has similarly handled litigation and other disputes related to the intellectual property belonging to issuers and exchanges in the digital asset space, including, most recently, representing an issuer in connection with a trademark dispute related to its issuance of a particular digital asset.
Our clients in the digital assets and blockchain space benefit from Riker Danzig attorneys’ years of practical and hands-on experience in the areas of securities and banking litigation and regulation, white collar defense, real estate, taxation, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, data security, anti-money laundering, corporate law and insurance, all of which enable us to effectively address the constantly changing needs of our clients engaged in Fintech, blockchain, distributed ledgers, and digital assets.