New York City’s Top Cryptocurrency and Web3 Lawyers
At Dilendorf Law Firm, our philosophy relies on a personalized approach and unparalleled cutting-edge legal knowledge of digital asset regulations and market dynamics for solving our clients’ most challenging crypto and Web 3.0 legal puzzles.
Web3 economies, cryptocurrency and tokenization are governed by complex and multidimensional area of law often requiring intricate practical analysis and application of the following laws and regulations:
- the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934;
- the Anti-Money Laundering Law (“AML”);
- the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”);
- 50 state-specific money transmitter laws (“MTL”) with a nationwide application standard;
- the U.S. Internal Revenue Code;
- the Racketeering Influence and Corruption Organization Act (“RICO”)
- all related and implementing regulations of the above statutes.
At Dilendorf Law Firm, we strive to understand our client’s background, goals, trading habits, investment vehicles and other critical factors to identify which bodies of law, and specific statutes and regulations, are implicated.
This approach is crucial when:
- providing strategic planning to Web3 projects and dApps, with a focus on developing complex open system designs;
- guiding clients toward lawful behavior in Defi and Metaverses;
- selecting and establishing optimal onshore and offshore business structures;
- asset tokenization and developing legal market entry strategies in the US, Southeast Asia, and Europe for digitized securities;
- crypto compliance with tax laws and reporting requirements against ever-changing US standards;
- establishing guidelines for cryptocurrency trading activities to make operations as efficient as possible, as well as to make sure that client’s activities are legal under U.S. laws and regulations;
- preparing a crisis plan as the first step in avoiding crisis situations before they arise.
Since 2016, our team spent thousands of hours of research, analysis, and face-to-face meetings with top industry contacts and regulators to develop a necessary legal skillset and matrix to solve the most challenging client’s puzzles and deliver piece of mind to clients.
We regularly represent:
- Institutional investors and publicly traded companies;
- Cryptocurrency exchanges, OTC desks and wallet-providers;
- Traditional real estate operators and developers;
- Cryptocurrency hedge fund managers and investors;
- DeFi traders, Web 3.0 and Dapp developers;
- Metaverse businesses, brands and users;
- Family offices;
- Digital asset platforms;
- NFT platforms, issuers and investors; and
- Fraud victims.
Any regulatory investigation is expensive. Federal agencies are armed with civil and criminal penalties “toolboxes” when it comes to violations or fraud that takes place in crypto.
In the nearest future, it may be uncommon to see government agencies brining actions against individual traders and cryptocurrencies companies for violations of the federal securities laws, BSA violations and fraud statutes (e.g., RICO, which provides for triple damages for repetitive criminal conduct).
Our job is to navigate our clients through a complex web of federal and state regulations in order to stay compliant in the emerging cryptocurrency and Web 3.0 economies and achieve mission-critical priorities.
Max Dilendorf, Esq.
Max Dilendorf’s practice is focused on digital assets, cryptocurrency, and asset tokenization. Max is an early adopter who joined the industry in 2016. His cryptocurrency legal philosophy relies on federal and state compliance for counseling clients on meeting their regulatory obligations. Clients rely ...Learn More
Adam is one of the nation’s leading young whistleblower lawyers. He brings with him a special ability not just to litigate, but to investigate – and understand – complex organizations and transactions. His extensive familiarity with tech issues is built on a computer science degree and work as a ...Learn More
Bari Zahn, Esq.
Bari Zahn has nearly 20 years of experience practicing at global law firms in New York. Bari has represented a broad array of multinational clients on U.S. and cross-border transactions. She has supervised legal teams worldwide and has extensive management experience as the Founder, former CEO and General ...Learn More
Steve contributes extensive business and problem-solving experience to challenges that may require litigation – or may help avoid it. Indeed, his perspective on litigation is influenced by his experience as a three-time internet start-up CEO.
Steve served on Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign ...Learn More
Pamela A. Fuller, Esq.
Pamela A. Fuller is a corporate and international tax attorney, with over two decades of experience. She advises a wide range of clients–including private and public companies, joint ventures, private equity and hedge funds, C-Suite executives, private U.S and foreign individual clients, and government ...Learn More
Ivanna has 7 years of law practice in Europe, namely in the field of corporate law, M&A transactions, banking and finance. As a senior associate, she advised local, EU, US and multinational clients with respect to their business activities in Ukraine.
Particularly, Ivanna, together with junior associates ...Learn More
Robin Gerofsky Kaptzan, Esq.
A New York licensed attorney with three decades of legal and business experience in the U.S. and Asia, Robin recently joined the law firm as a partner and leads the Asia-Pacific practice. While acting as an international business lawyer and global corporate general counsel, Robin is sought out by clients to ...Learn More
Julia joined Dilendorf Law Firm in 2021. She handles all aspects of firm administration while providing paralegal support and litigation management. Julia also has a broad base of knowledge in human resources and communications.
Prior to joining Dilendorf team, Julia worked as an administrative assistant ...Learn More
Laina Dowd is currently a third-year law student at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, where she serves as Symposium Editor for the Journal of Health and Biomedical Law. In addition to her editorial board role, she is also an active member of the Middle Eastern and South Asian Law Student ...Learn More