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May 13, 2018   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

How to Launch a Token Sale Legally in the U.S.

Myths & realities surrounding token sales in the U.S.  How to launch a token sale in the U.S. within 3 weeks without registering with the SEC under Regulation D + S.

March 15, 2018   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

Why Germans Should Invest in U.S. Real Estate, But Not Through an LLC

Between April 2016 and March 2017, foreign buyers purchased a record $153 billion in residential real estate in the United States. Buyers from Germany were one of the top 10 groups of foreign buyers during that time. These investors were attracted to U.S. real estate for many reasons, but one that merits closer …

February 7, 2018   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

Regulation of Token Sales (aka ICOs) Throughout the World

“I believe every ICO I’ve seen is a security.”

With those nine words in a hearing before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee in February 2018, the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) confirmed the worst fears of many blockchain startups—that their ICOs, also known as …

December 23, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

An Overview of the Laws Governing Virtual Tokens

In July 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released an investigative report on DAO Tokens, a virtual token, finding that they were securities under a 1933 federal law. But the …

December 18, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

When Your Utility Token is a Security: Why Munchee Failed

In July 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sent shockwaves through the blockchain community with the release of the DAO report, in which it found that virtual tokens could be securities under federal law, subject to SEC …

December 3, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

How Foreign Investors Can Use Trusts to Buy U.S. Real Estate

The last decade has seen a surge in foreign buyers purchasing real property in the United States. During the 12 months ended March 2017, foreign buyers purchased a record $153 …

December 2, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

When Virtual Tokens are Securities in the United States

During 2017, more than $3 billion in capital was raised by blockchain developers through initial coin offerings (ICOs, but more formally known as token generation events) of virtual tokens. This amount was significantly more than what was raised by blockchain firms through traditional venture-capital deals. …

November 23, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

3 Initial Coin Offering Pitfalls to Avoid

Initial coin offerings (ICOs), also known as token generation events, are an innovative method of capitalization for blockchain startups and experienced developers alike. Coindesk.com’s ICO tracker lists more than 150 ICOs during 2017 alone.

But …

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October 4, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

13 Tips for Buying in a New Condo Development in NYC

For those interested in buying an apartment in Manhattan or one of New York City’s other boroughs, one popular option is to purchase a condominium (“condo”) in one of the City’s many new condo developments. NYC developers annually add several thousand new condo units in Manhattan alone. Buyers are …

October 4, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

USA and the New Era of Financial Transparency (CRS/FATCA)

This presentation covers the latest changes in the global exchange of financial information under CRS and FATCA, the role of the United States as the leading offshore destination for foreign clients, the privacy and security protections offered by the U.S. holding structures and the benefits of settling a …