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Rika Khurdayan

ABOUT

Rika Khurdayan’s practice involves blockchain, virtual currencies, ICOs and STOs (including tokenization of assets).

Rika provides strategic, transactional and regulatory advice to a wide range of both established and emerging participants in the FinTech space, and regularly represents token issuers, cryptocurrency exchanges, traditional and crypto investment funds, as well as family offices and managers wishing to cross-over to the blockchain sector.

Rika has extensive experience helping clients structure, negotiate and execute their most complex business transactions, with a particular focus on blockchain and FinTech, from traditional venture financing to regulatory-compliant ICOs and STOs.

Over the years, Rika advised a variety of clients, including emerging companies, private equity and venture capital funds, private companies and family offices, in their development, acquisition, investment and disposition strategies. Rika helped these clients navigate the multiple regulatory regimes, tax laws and legal systems as they move people, financial assets and business interests across international borders.

Rika was named to Super Lawyers’ New York Metro Area “Rising Star” in 2018 in Technology Transactions sector. She has been involved in many conferences worldwide as panel speaker or presenter on the regulatory aspects of blockchain technology and regulation of cryptocurrencies.

Well-versed in global blockchain trends and jurisdictional differences, and passionate about renewable energy, IoT and shared economy projects.

Contact
rk@dilendorf.com

60 Broad Street, 24th Floor
New York, NY
O. 212.457.9797
Areas of Expertise
Regulatory Compliance (Blockchain)
STOs and Tokenization of Assets
Venture Capital
Cross-Border Transactions
Business Advisory
Fund Formations
Blockchain Advisory
FinTech Advisory
SEC rules and regulations for ICOs

Education and Admissions
New York Law School, cum laude
Bar Admissions
New York
U.S. District Court Southern
District of New York

ATTORNEYS' EXPERIENCE

Super Yacht Purchase and Registration

Successfully completed acquisition of a luxury yacht, involving negotiating post-closing manufacturing work, offshore closing, clearing through customs in the EU, Cayman flag registration, obtaining U.S. cruising license

Close-Ended Asset Based Fund

Coordinated creation of legal, marketing and business documentation for a fancy color diamond fund (master feeder structure) focused on enhancing value of an existing collection of rare color diamonds and acquiring new diamonds

Trust and Asset Restructuring

Assisted with restructuring of client’s existing holdings (real estate, fine art and collectibles), including review of insurance policies and negotiations with underwriters to cover gaps and additional risks

Luxury Estate Lease in Greenwich, CT

Represented as co-counsel a member of a royal family in drafting and negotiating the lease for a residential property in Greenwich, CT 

Due Diligence and Feasibility of Building a Methanol Production Facility

Analyzed feasibility of a project involving dry natural gas to methanol production plant in Marcellus Shale taking advantage of the cheap stranded shale gas available in the area and limited regional competition

Pre-immigration Planning and Re-structuring

Represented a leading global gold retailer in connection with the owner’s plans to relocate to the U.S., including analyzing current global business operations and personal assets and designing an optimized tax and corporate structure to minimize US tax consequences

Holdings Restructuring and Cayman Star Trust

Represented a foreign client in restructuring of business holdings and contributing all interest in business to a Cayman Star trust

Importation and Registration of High-Performance Car

Assisted a client in importing a luxury high-performance car from Middle East to the United States to operate on the U.S. roads

Super Yacht Incident and Insurance Coverage

Successfully advised the owner and coordinated the inspection, claim coverage and repair process for a luxury yacht following accident at sea

Pre-VC Funding Restructuring and Conversion of a Successful Start-up

Represented a successful tech start-up in connection with converting an existing NJ LLC into DE corporation with super-voting stock for founders and non-voting restricted stock for employees

Purchase Price Adjustment Dispute

Advised a leading healthcare advertising and marketing agency in its post-acquisition $1.8M purchase price adjustment dispute

Structuring and Launching of Crowdfunding Platform

Assisted a client with structuring and launching health technology crowdfunding platform, including guiding the client through several rounds of capital raise

Two-tier Maltese Operating Structure

Represented a client in connection with planned relocation to the U.S. and designed a two-tier Maltese operating structure in order to defer U.S. income taxation and ensure preferred dividend distribution rates

U.S. Inbound Operating Structure

Advised Ukrainian-based water filtration company in connection with U.S. market entry, and establishing production facility and operations in the U.S.

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