Madison Juschin & Associates
Immigration | Business Litigation | Blockchain

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Fintech: a law firm for a new economy


New technologies and business models disrupt businesses and everyday life worldwide. Qualified lawyers will assist companies with identifying legal risks and understanding the legal boundaries their technologies and models must operate within. We assist in “go-to-market” preparations and with licensing issues, consultations with regulators, onboarding processes with credit institutions and preparations for compliance procedures.


Being a part of the world of startups, we witness many innovative ideas that bring changes into our everyday life. Blockchain and cryptocurrency have shown a big potential to fully transform how the conservative financial system works. As the regulation of the financial sector is burdensome, some countries have introduced sandboxes – a special legal regime for new ideas that allows them to be tested in the market without having to comply with the general legislation and applying for licenses just to get started.

Finding and creating legal flexibility for innovative models

In most cases, there are no easily recognizable regulations governing new technologies or innovative business models. Pre-existing regulations often hinder innovative business ideas to come to fruition or may create disproportionate and non-flexible obligations that may be completely irrelevant to a new innovative business model. This makes it necessary to either zigzag around the regulation or lobby for a change in the existing legislation.

However, the main task is to understand if there is legislation in place and, if so, how the legislation applies to the particular business model, what to expect, and perhaps if the current legislation favors some business models more than others.

We offer something unique

Madison Juschin & Associates understands how the technology works and follows closely what is happening in this domain in different sectors, but primarily in the financial sector. Our specialists have experience in identifying and managing the legal risks that may arise from innovative technologies or business models. Madison Juschin & Associates has experience in advising initial coin offering (ICOs), applying for licenses for cryptocurrency exchanges, advising cryptocurrency gambling, and P2P lending on regulatory and compliance issues, etc.

Token sales & Exchange listing:

  • Token and Coin Analysis under U.S. Securities Laws

  • Assistance with Exchange Applications

  • Tokenized Asset Offerings

  • Security Token Offerings (STOs)Peer-to-Peer (P2P) debt and equity financing

Cryptocurrency Funds:

  • Venture Capital Funds

  • Hedge Funds

  • Fund Structure & Strategy

  • U.S. and Offshore Entity Formation

Litigation & Disputes:

  • Arbitration ( JAMS)

  • Securities and Consumer Class Actions

  • Business and Investment Fraud

  • Breach of Contract

Exchange Compliance:

  • General Counsel Services

  • Money Services Business (MSB) Registration with FinCEN & State Money Transmission Licenses (MTL) for Bitcoin ATMs and Crypto Exchanges

  • Implementation of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) Programs

  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Screening and Reporting

 

First Consultation is Free.