ICO Participant Liability - Could you be Liable for Assisting in the Sale of Unregistered Securities?

As published in Bloomberg BNA’s Securities Regulation & Law Report, December 18, 2017 An initial coin offering (“ICO”) does not happen on its own. Rather, there are companies and individuals that assist in successful token sales. These can include ICO consultants, marketing firms, board members, partners at private equity and…

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Goodwin Partner Kelsey Lemaster to Speak at CoinAlts Fund Symposium

Kelsey Lemaster, a partner in Goodwin’s tax practice, will be a featured speaker at the CoinAlts Fund Symposium on Thursday, September 14 in San Francisco. Lemaster – whose practice is focused on corporate mergers and acquisitions, fund formations, private equity and venture capital investment structuring, and joint venture/other partnership transactions…

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Death and Bitcoin: How Digital Currencies Affect Estate Planning

It may not be at the forefront of your digital currency interests, but cryptocurrencies have unique characteristics that require careful consideration for estate planning. If you have bitcoin, for example, but your beneficiaries do not know about it when you die, they likely never will. Bitcoin transactions are anonymous. And…

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