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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 …

September 13, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

Why Canadians Should Avoid LLCs When Buying U.S. Real Estate

In the years following the Great Recession, foreign buyers from around the world began heavily investing in U.S. real estate. For much of that time, the Chinese were the predominant force in international purchases. But since the imposition of capital controls by the Chinese government earlier this year, Canadians …

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

UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE DAO DID WRONG

2017 witnessed explosive growth in the use of token generation events (also known as ICOs, for “initial coin offerings”) to raise capital for startups and other Internet firms. According to the New York Times, more than

August 22, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

New York is the New Switzerland or Why Foreign Buyers Will Continue Investing in NYC Real Estate

In recent years, foreign capital played a large role in driving sales of New York City real estate. But in the last six months, some market analysts have pointed to local and national changes to suggest that such foreign investments may be drying up.

These analysts argued that the current real estate …