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Dilendorf & Khurdayan offers innovative, comprehensive and practical legal solutions for our clients in connection with investments in cryptocurrencies and the development and launch of new virtual tokens.

We are New York City blockchain lawyers who leverage our deep understanding of state and federal securities, tax and consumer-protection laws to help our clients successfully launch and grow their tokens, whether security tokens, utility tokens, or otherwise.

We represent individuals, blockchain startups, established blockchain developers, FinTech firms, and others in the process of developing, marketing, and launching new cryptocurrency funds and virtual token.

Our services include everything from token analysis to determines the legal classification of a token; to designing sophisticated legal solutions like cryptocurrency funds; review of white papers and drafting of private placement memoranda, ensuring compliance with state and federal law; and tax planning for investments or token generation events.

Our lawyers are experienced in working closely with domestic and foreign clients and their advisers to help them understand, plan for, and comply with U.S. state and federal laws regulating cryptocurrency funds and virtual tokens.


Rika Khurdayan

Rika Khurdayan’s practice involves blockchain, virtual currencies, ICO’s and international private client work.

Rika focuses on legal and regulatory aspects of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, particularly, securities and futures regulations applicable to token generating events and ...


Max Dilendorf

Max Dilendorf’s practice involves real estate transactions, virtual currencies and token generation events (aka an ICO).

Max focuses on legal and SEC regulatory aspects of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, particularly, securities and futures regulations applicable to token generating ...

  • Outstanding Service. Our firm places a strong emphasis on providing our clients with unparalleled customer service and delivering high-quality work product.
  • Experience. We have helped numerous domestic and foreign developers in understanding how U.S. law affects their virtual-token plans.
  • Expertise. We have a thorough understanding of the state and federal laws implicated by the development of new virtual tokens.
  • Timely Work. We understand that time is of the essence in virtual-token transactions, so we work quickly to bring our clients’ transactions to a successful, timely conclusion.
  • Fixed Retainers. We work with clients on fixed-fee arrangements. We are upfront in everything we do.
  • Trustworthy. We work diligently for all our clients so that they will know they can trust us with all their future blockchain needs.


ICO for B2B / B2C Blockchain Freelance Platform

Represented B2B / B2C blockchain freelance platform in the process of raising capital through Regulation D and S offerings to U.S. and non-U.S. investors, including review and analysis of the white paper and the project, preparation of the private placement memorandum (PPM), subscription agreements, guidance regarding the process of investor accreditation as well as AML/KYC checks, and filing Form D with the SEC.

ICO for Blockchain Based Gaming Platform

Represented a blockchain based gaming platform in connection with structuring Regulation D and S offerings, including full review of the project, drafting a private placement memorandum and purchase agreement to launch the sale, guidance through the process of verifying U.S. accredited investors and completing KYC/AML checks, and filing form D with the SEC.

Real Estate Development Blockchain Startup

Advised real estate development blockchain startup from UAE regarding a pre-ICO sale in the U.S. and compliance with SEC rules and regulations

ICO for Decentralized Crypto Exchange

Represented a decentralized crypto exchange platform and advised the company regarding the process of raising capital in the U.S. through SEC Regulation A+ and D offerings, including money transmitting licenses in all 50 states, preparation of all necessary offering documents to launch token sale in the U.S.

ICO Team and Process Due Diligence

Advised prospective investors regarding ICO participation, including team due diligence, whitepaper review and review of the escrow provisions

Exemptions from registration with SEC during ICO

Advised ICO team regarding SEC registration requirements and available exemptions, including the limitations on the amount of investment, advertising and solicitation, investors’ requirements, necessary provisions for the whitepaper and necessary federal and state filing requirements

Advantages and Limitations of SAFT framework

Advised a client during preparation for a token pre-sale on the advantages and limitations of the SAFT framework, including possible removal of restrictions on future re-sale or tokens


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Regulation of Token Sales (aka ICOs) Throughout the World

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An Overview of the Laws Governing Virtual Tokens

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