Céline Moille’s practice involves blockchain, cryptocurrencies and European regulation and compliance.
Lawyer and partner in France, as well as Ph.D in private international law, Céline is also a lecturer at the University of Lyon (France). She is in charge of Dilendorf’s European Desk.
Céline is well known for her knowledge of legal issues relating to blockchain and new technologies.
She regularly participates in national and international conferences as a speaker and contributes to the field of blockchain studies through numerous publications and collaborations. Céline is a member of the Malta.AI Task Force.
Céline was also named to the List of Leading Women in Blockchain.
She is passionate about new technologies and is actively implementing the idea of simplifying public access to legal services. Céline founded a Legaltech service in debt collection in France.
Pascal Couturier’s 30-year practice and fascinating career encompasses commercial and corporate law, private international law and criminal business law. Pascal’s extensive experience allows him to seamlessly manage multipart corporate law matters, from complex contracts to restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and cross-border transactions.
Pascal is founding member and former President of GIE Yellaw, a French business and FinTech law firm. Passionate about technology, Pascal co-founded DodoBank, a LegalTech service providing efficient assistance in debt recovery.
Pascal Couturier is also the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Malta (aka the ‘Blockchain Island’) in France (Lyon, Rhone Alpes) and often presents on the topic of international blockchain issues and regulations.
Pascal is a member of the Commission of the Lyon Bar; President of aVocation, a network of French lawyers; he leads the Yellaw’s Law Student Clinic initiative.
Having worked on hundreds of transactions, Pascal has developed a deep understanding of international commercial mediation and litigation matters. He prevents and resolves conflicts by providing clients with practical legal advice and guidance in international commercial disputes that include contractual, ownership, management and financial issues.
Pascal Couturier is an invaluable addition to Dilendorf’s European desk.
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 and transition team, and co-chaired the Clinton White House literacy task force Prescription for Reading Partnership.
- He negotiated the first joint venture between Time Inc. and IBM for an educational software product.
- As CEO of a tech-based healthcare start-up, he led the company to a successful acquisition by GE.
- As CEO of an internet media company, he successfully established licensing arrangements with Harvard Medical School, Dartmouth Medical School, and key hospitals.
Steve is also a best-selling, award-winning author and contributes regularly to influential publications. He is only the second person to have Op-Eds published in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal on the same day. Three of his seven books have been best-sellers. As a litigator, Steve believes that telling a clear, compelling story – to the judge, to the jury, and sometimes to a larger audience – is essential.
For his legal work on behalf of active duty members of the armed services, Steve was awarded the American Bar Association’s Outstanding Services Award for the Military Pro Bono Project. He has advised the Chief of Naval Operations, and was one of the first non-Admirals or Marine Generals to serve on the Board of Directors of the United States Naval Institute.
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 software engineer at various startups and in Silicon Valley. He is widely admired as a “pit bull with an Ivy League mind” – a fearsome combination for a litigator.
Until 2017, Adam served as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York Office of the Attorney General. While in government, Adam handled a wide range of civil and criminal matters, focusing especially on investigating and litigating qui tam complaints and using the False Claims Act to recover in cases in which the State had been defrauded. Adam drove all aspects of enforcement and prosecution, including investigating, taking testimony, and representing the State in court.
Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Adam was an attorney at the criminal and civil litigation boutique Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C. He represented individuals throughout the United States and from various countries in state and federal criminal cases, including healthcare fraud, tax, and antitrust prosecutions. And because New York is home to disputes touching on every aspect of the global business world, Adam also represented individuals and corporations at all stages of civil litigation, from complaint through trial, in diverse areas of the law including common law fraud and consumer protection. Adam was selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for litigation.
Adam attended the University of Michigan, where he studied computer science, and spent a year at Tel Aviv University, taking courses in middle eastern politics. After a stint working on cloud computing in Silicon Valley, he attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a Levy Scholar in Law and Public Governance. He graduated from Penn cum laude, clerked for Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein in the Southern District of New York, and then spent six months at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Stefania Monda’s practice focuses on cross-border corporate transactions, mainly in connection with merger & acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments and buyouts, international commercial contracts, corporate governance and general corporate law matters. She has assisted a broad array of European and international clients with transactions in the Healthcare, Manufacturing, Financial Services, TMT, Fashion and Education sectors.
Stefania is a frequent speaker and writer on various topics with regards to M&A and Private Equity, including negotiation tactics and shareholder activism.
Prior to joining Dilendorf Law Firm as of counsel, Stefania was a transactional associate in a prominent Italian law firm, based in Milan. She received a J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Naples Federico II, a Ph.D. in Business Law from Bocconi University and an LL.M. from Columbia University where she served as LL.M. representative of the Columbia Law and Entrepreneurship Society (CLES).
Eugene has 7 years of experience in the legal field. He supports attorneys at Dilendorf Law Firm in all aspects of the blockchain practice, including complex research of international STO and cryptocurrency regulations, organizing legal documentation for the attorneys’ review, due diligence, client intake and communications.
Eugene excels at his position because of his thoroughness and responsiveness.
In addition, Eugene is well-versed in New York real estate transactions focusing on market evaluation and due diligence of residential properties located in New York City. He works closely with the partners and attorneys at Dilendorf Law Firm diligently preparing for each step of a real estate transaction.
Eugene received a law degree from Kyiv University of Law at Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and is qualified to practice law in this jurisdiction; is proficient in marketing research and coordination representing foreign companies in the Eastern European region; and has a tremendous 20-year experience in legal translation during which he assisted some of the first blockchain projects.
Alena Beck provides marketing and administrative support to Dilendorf legal team. She is experienced in helping companies build audience, manage client relations and improve operational efficiency.
Alena was engaged in developing and running successful campaigns for FinTech startup companies, American designer companies, non-profit and social organizations. Her administrative experience extends to law firms in real estate and financial sectors. Additionally, she has overseen and conducted research on departmental organization and niches, promoting a deep understanding about the high standards that should be implemented in professional environments.
Alena has assisted blockchain startups by overseeing community and investor relations – with both US and international clientele. She has been in charge of social media management, press releases, client relations sectors, producing posts and intensive editorial work. Exposure to the blockchain industry and legal environment, combined with extensive marketing experience, allows her to excel in her position and provide invaluable support to our team.
Hugo Sandstrom focuses on business development and has a proven track record of success in capital markets and corporate structuring.
Hugo has extensive experience in the technology space, working for a VC firm and with fintech startups, where he advised companies to efficiently navigate the regulatory environment and identify business development opportunities.
In addition, he assisted companies partnering with government agencies by negotiating contracts, conducting EIAs, and general compliance with agency specific rules and regulations. Previously, Hugo worked at a large consulting firm where he analyzed financial liabilities, best practices and return on investment for major corporate clients.
Hugo assisted clients and partners with business administration, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. He has also conducted organizational audits to evaluate governance, compliance, financial controls and administrative systems, and then provided recommendations.
Gleb Zaslavsky’s practice involves investment and startup structuring and support, international and domestic corporate transactions in the blockchain and technology industries, and venture capital.
Gleb assists international and domestic entrepreneurs, businesses, venture investors and startups at all stages of raising capital in the U.S., including security token sales, private equity financing and crowdfunding of blockchain projects. For companies already in operation, Gleb handles regulatory, licensing, IP and transactional issues, as well as corporate governance and partnering arrangements.
Gleb’s past private client practice involved multi-jurisdictional wealth management and estate planning, as well as cross-border transactions for individuals, families, businesses and trusts.
Past and current clients operate and invest in securities-trading, fintech, AI, pharmaceutical, telemedicine, renewable energy, gaming and entertainment industries.
Gleb’s background in corporate and complex litigation and dispute resolution shaped him to address clients’ personal and enterprise needs and associated risks, and work closely with clients guiding them through every project and each transaction.
Max Dilendorf’s practice involves real estate and corporate transactions, commercial litigation, and digital security offerings.
Max has more than 15 years of combined experience as a transactional attorney, commercial litigator, business consultant, and entrepreneur. Max is a trusted legal advisor to high growth businesses, startups, multinational families, investors, and foreign governments.
As part of the real estate practice, Max handles all phases of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, development, and leasing of real estate in New York. Max represents foreign individuals and family offices in connection with investments in US-based real estate, funds, and private equity. Over his career, Max successfully completed hundreds of real estate transactions in New York City. Max is known as a highly-skilled negotiator and aggressive litigator, handling a variety of general real estate litigation matters including contract disputes between buyers and sellers, commercial landlords and tenants, and commercial contract disputes arising out of COVID-19.
Max 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.
Max regularly assists international and domestic entrepreneurs, businesses, venture investors, and startups at all stages of raising capital in the US.
Invited speaker at government and private institutions such IBM, HSBC, Berkshire Hathaway, NYU, the Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission, the South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research Center.
Max was named to Super Lawyers’ New York Metro Area “Rising Star” in 2018, 2019 and 2020 in Real Estate and Technology Transactions sectors.
-New York. Mona Shah Immigration Podcast. Discussion: “Buying US Green Card with Bitcoin? The EB-5 Program & Cryptocurrencies.” January 22, 2020.
-Connecticut. CCIM’s Annual Golf Symposium. Panel Discussion: “Blockchain in Commercial Real Estate. The Future is Here.” September 9, 2019.
-New York. Joint Webinar with OpenFinance, Harbor and Diginex. “Slicing through the Hype Around Tokenized Securities.” July 30, 2019.
-New York. Synergy Global Forum, Executive MBA Program. Presentation: “Regulation of Digital Assets in the US.” June 7, 2019.
-New York. Peltz International. Panel Discussion: “Real Estate Opportunity Funds.” June 27, 2019.
-New York. National Financial Network. Joint presentation with Popular Bank. “Structuring Real Estate Transactions Using Digital Assets.” June 12, 2019.
-New York. HSBC. Presentation: “Foreign Investments in US Real Estate and Use of Digital Assets.” April 24, 2019.
-New York. Joint Webinar with tZero and Polymath. “Security Token Framework: Interoperability Through Standards?” April 30, 2019.
-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Asia Blockchain Review and Infinity Blockchain Ventures. Workshop. “Digital Securities (aka Security Tokens). How to launch STO in the US and issues to consider.” April 1, 2019.
-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre. Presentation: “Framework for Launching Digital Securities in the US and Global Modernization of Capital Markets.” March 29, 2019.
-New York. Joint Webinar with OpenFinance and Securitize. “STO/DSO: from Planning to Secondary Trading.” March 13, 2019.
-New York. IBM Blockchain Ventures. Workshop: “Double Header: Security Token v. Utility Token; Jurisdiction Selection.” March 4, 2019.
-New York. NYC Blockchain Center. Workshop: “Real Estate Tokenization.” February 14, 2019.
-New York. Blockchain Society Executives-Only NYC Conference. Panel Discussion: “Security Tokens v. Utility Tokens.” January 31, 2019.
-Hangzhou, China. Bitrise Capital. Masterclass: “Issuance and Sale of Digital Securities in the US.” December 12, 2018.
-Hong Kong, HK. C-Block Capital. Presentation: “Structuring Cross-Border Real Estate Transactions Using Cryptocurrency.” December 4, 2018.
-Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Topic: “Structuring Digital Security Offerings in the United States.” November 26, 2018.
-New York. Joint webinar with Securitize: “Real Estate Tokenization.” November 19, 2018.
-New York. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Presentation: “Structuring Foreign Investment in New York Real Estate Using Bitcoin”. November 7, 2018.
-New York. US-China Real Estate Forum. Panel Discussion: “Tokenization of Real Estate.” October 11, 2018.
-New York. New York University. Panel Discussion: “Blockchain and Digital Securities Regulations in US and Abroad.” July 25, 2018.
-Moscow, Russia. Blockchain Week Conference. Presentation: “How to Launch Compliant Digital Securities in the US.” May 22, 2018.
-Moscow, Russia. World Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Summit. Panel Discussion: “Regulations of Cryptocurrency in the US an Abroad.” May 19, 2018.