MAY 24, 2018
LAW SUmmit 2018

Connecting leading blockchain legal experts with most promising blockchain startups and investors.

(continuously updated)

Andrew Jewett

Co-CEO Aperture

Co-CEO Aperture. Andrew oversees all day to day activities at Aperture. in addition to day to day operations, Andrew is part of the team that is launching Property Coin, the first security token backed by a professionally managed portfolio of fix and flip assets and loans. Andrew brings years of experience in the residential real estate space, both from an operator and a structured finance perspective and is focused on the implementation of best practices from the traditional real estate and structured finance world to the security token markets.


Jor Law

Co-founder of

Jor is a co-founder of, the dominant accredited investor verification service in the world. In addition, Jor practices corporate and securities transactional law in Los Angeles and is a founding shareholder of Homeier Law PC. Jor is most well-known for his expertise in alternative finance, including EB-5, crowdfunding, and initial coin offerings (ICOs). He is the foremost authority on attracting and verifying accredited investors. Jor is heavily involved with building out the ecosystem for digitizing and trading securities on the blockchain.


Seth W. Goettelman

Principal at KSN

Seth Goettelman, a Principal at KSN in Chicago, advises blockchain and digital currency companies, as well as venture funds and other investors on a variety of legal and business issues, including corporate formation, digital token sales and related ongoing securities law and regulatory compliance matters that are key to success in this dynamic and quickly evolving industry. Seth also advises companies through every stage of the corporate life cycle – from initial financing through successful initial public offering or acquisition.


Pawneet Abramowski

Principal at PARC Solutions LLC

Principal at PARC Solutions LLC. Senior Compliance/Risk Executive with 20+ years’ achievements in the public and private sector and recognized financial crimes risk management (FCRM) subject matter expertise spanning anti-money laundering (AML), fraud, sanctions, anti-corruption, regulation, and compliance. Known for introducing innovative management techniques that improve organizational risk management capabilities.


Jeff Truitt

Chief Corporate Development and Legal Officer at Securrency

Jeff Truitt is the Chief Corporate Development and Legal Officer at Securrency. Formed in 2015, Securrency created the compliance aware security token concept that results in best in class distribution controls. Securrency’s ledger agnostic platform can link to multiple payment gateways and security frameworks to create enormous trading liquidity for the compliant trading of securities tokens around the world. Prior to joining Securrency, Jeff was a shareholder in a Chambers Band One law firm in North Carolina.


Emily Friedman

Experience Legal, PC

Emily Friedman is a British attorney who has been working in the crypto space for two years since moving to Los Angeles. She got into the space when writing a legal treatise with Berns Weiss LLP and has since advised several start-ups through their ICO’s. Emily is currently working as law clerk with Experience Legal, PC.


Marshal Webb

CEO of Path Networks

Information security expert and three-time award winner of government sponsored bug bounties, Marshal has been involved in the crypto space since bitcoin’s inception in 2010. Featured on Reuters, VICE, Ars Technica, Politico, CNBC and many other publications for his work in security, Marshal was recently thanked by both Microsoft and Valve Software for uncovering critical vulnerabilities in their products.


Teresa M. Goody

Founder and CEO of The Goody Group LLC

Ms. Goody is a recognized authority in corporate governance, and securities and regulatory compliance. She has appeared as an expert on CNBC and Fox Business Channel, is a lecturer at Georgetown University, and previously worked for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Her practice includes assisting Blockchain and FinTech companies navigate regulatory issues and obtain capital through equity securities offerings, and counsels companies on the new duties and obligations of being a regulated entity.


Felix Shipkevich

Principal of Shipkevich PLLC

Mr. Shipkevich is a principal of Shipkevich PLLC. His practice focuses on providing counsel to FinTech and financial services firms, including financial technology, payments and emerging digital currency space. Mr. Shipkevich maintains an active practice focusing on providing legal and regulatory services in the payments, commodities, derivatives and foreign exchange areas of law. His practice also includes enforcement defense, litigation, and regulatory investigations of money service business and commodities firms by federal and state authorities.


Jason Gottlieb

Partner at Morrison Cohen LLP

Jason is a Partner at Morrison Cohen LLP in New York. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, arbitration, and regulatory enforcement relating to securities, commodities, cryptocurrency, futures and derivatives, and structured finance. Jason is the principal author of the MoCo Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker.


Barrington Dyer

Principal at Polsinelli

Barrington is a litigator of IP and Technology Transaction disputes. He represents and advises clients in a variety of data-driven industries, including blockchain, neural networks, mobile apps, web apps, and other internet-related technologies. A former software engineer, Barrington helps companies navigate the evolving legal landscape facing blockchain and smart contracts.


A. Jason Velez

‎CEO & Founder at ‎1LAW

Attorney turned tech entrepreneur. 1LAW LT develops on demand legal applications and document automation driven by machine learning (Docubot™). We build apps to improve the practices of attorneys and the clients they serve.


Charles Kaufman

Shareholder of Homeier Law PC.

Securities and corporation finance attorney Charles Kaufman guides growing companies and entrepreneurs raising capital through crowdfunding, including coin offerings and other cryptocurrency transactions. A shareholder of Homeier Law PC, he draws on over 20 years’ experience both at global law firms and as general counsel of a public company to advise his clients in selecting from the array of options now available for directly reaching investors over the internet, and in executing an effective and compliant raise. Charles represents companies seeking capital through Title II (Rule 506(c)), Title III (Reg CF), and Title IV (Reg A+) of the JOBS Act.


Carol Van Cleef

Partner at LeClairRyan

Carol Van Cleef maintains a practice that guides her clients through the growing web of laws and regulations surrounding 21st century financial services. Carol provides counsel to a full spectrum of banks, securities firms, insurance companies, and money services operating globally. She has emerged as a go-to attorney for blockchain developers, virtual currency exchanges and wallets, FinTech companies, payment processors, prepaid access providers, and other software developers.


Josh Lawler

Equity partner at Zuber Lawler & Del Duca

Josh Lawler is an equity partner at the law firm of Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP where he leads the New Technology Practice Group, focusing on novel issues presented by developing technology including Blockchain (distributed ledger), artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual/augmented reality and internet of things. Josh has over twenty years of experience as a securities attorney with focuses on finance and mergers and acquisitions, as well as intellectual property development and licensing.


Marc Boiron

Blockchain and Securities Attorney @ FisherBroyles

Blockchain and Securities Attorney @ FisherBroyles, LLP. Marc has leveraged his strong corporate and securities law background and his near obsession with blockchain technology to build a practice advising blockchain companies on a breadth of issues, including ICOs, smart contracts, and cryptocurrency laws. He is often invited as a speaker on issues relating to blockchain technology, especially to educate on constant developments in blockchain and ICO regulations.


Ryan David Williams

Partner at Experience Legal

Ryan is the founding partner of Experience Legal, a California law firm focused on reimagining how entrepreneurs experience legal services. Prior to Experience Legal, Ryan was an associate in the global law firms Orrick (Tech Companies) and Morrison & Foerster (Capital Markets). Ryan combines his securities, tech and startup expertise to counsel blockchain startups on all aspects of their lifecycle. He has worked with blockchain startups in Switzerland, Singapore, Cayman Islands and the U.S., and has closed over USD$100M in token sales.


Bob Cornish

Attorney at Wilson Elser

Bob counsels clients in the blockchain and cryptocurrency arenas, representing one of the largest specialized blockchain/cryptocurrency venture funds in the USA, among others, on capital markets, banking, securities and commodities regulatory matters globally. Licensed to practice in Wyoming and 4 other states, Bob has also been active in legislative efforts to facilitate the implementation of blockchain and cryptocurrency as a member of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, which was successful in helping pass the first comprehensive blockchain/cryptocurrency legislation in the USA.


Stephen Rutenberg

Shareholder at Polsinelli PC

Stephen Rutenberg’s practice focuses on the intersection of special situations investing and FinTech including cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Mr Rutenberg is a principal at Polsinelli, an AM Law100 law firm with about 800 lawyers in 21 offices in the United States. Stephen represents, investors, issuers and underwriters looking for market leading perspectives, on cutting edge utilization of blockchain technology including investing in cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICO’s).


Keith Herman

Founder of IPA Equities

Keith Herman, founder of IPA Equities, is an entrepreneur, investor, strategist, speaker, writer, mentor and advocate for blockchain technologies and numerous charities. He has owned and created more than 50 businesses over the past 30 years in 6 different industries primarily in the fields of technology, real estate, and finance. Over the course of his illustrious career he has raised over $500 Million for his own ventures and has represented more than 200 technology companies through his tech PR firm, PMBC Group, that cumulatively have raised hundreds of millions of dollars.


Robert Kim

Legal Editor at Bloomberg Law

Robert Kim is a legal editor with Bloomberg Law. He previously served as a senior counsel on the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, manager of the Bank Secrecy Act regulatory enforcement program for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and Deputy Treasury Attaché at U.S. Embassy Baghdad.


Julian Zegelman

Managing Partner at Velton Zegelman PC

Managing Partner at corporate and securities law firm Velton Zegelman PC. Julian currently acts as company’s counsel for a number of high profile token sales ranging from Singapore to Delaware. His practice focuses on the emerging field of cryptocurrency law alongside the traditional areas of venture capital, corporate and securities law. He is an advisor to numerous blockchain companies and is also a Founding Partner at TMT CryptoFund, a $60 million VC fund focused on blockchain-driven startups.


Amy Wan

Founder and Chief Legal Hacker at Sagewise

Amy Wan, Author of upcoming Bloomberg Law guide on ICOs. Previous law firm partner and startup General Counsel. Named ABA Top 10 Women to Watch in Legaltech. Cofounder Legal Hackers LA. Presidential Management Fellow. LL.M. London School of Economics & JD University of Southern California.


Shaun Newsum

Founder of ICO Watchdog

Shaun is the founder of ICO Watchdog, a financial information service and trusted community for cryptocurrency and ICO investors – currently incubated by Science Blockchain.


Justin Wu

Head of growth @ CoinCircle

Head of growth @ CoinCircle. We tokenize established companies, moving industry-leading rroducts onto the blockchain. Responsible for the token launch of UnikoinGold, Mark Cuban backed esports betting token. Raised $34m token crowdsale to date.


Matt Miles

Co-CEO Aperture

Co-CEO Aperture. Matt is in charge of all investment and capital funding activities at Aperture. Matt is the driving force behind the structuring and implementation of the launch of Property Coin, the first security token backed by a professionally managed portfolio of fix and flip assets and loans. Matt brings years of experience in the residential real estate space, both from an operator and a structured finance perspective and is focused on the implementation of best practices from the traditional real estate and structured finance world to the security token markets.


Nima Maleki

‎Corporate Counsel at ‎Velton Zegelman

Nima Maleki works with the firm's corporate and securities arm on projects that include entity formation, venture capital fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, private security offerings, equity and debt financing, and alternative public offerings.


David Silver

Founding Partner of Silver Miller

David is quickly becoming recognized as one of the leading lawyers in America representing victims of crooked and abusive cryptocurrency exchanges, helping investors who have been exploited after investing in digital assets such as Bitcoin, Ether, and Litecoin. In 2015, David was named lead Class Counsel in the litigation against now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Cryptsy, where he led the effort in recovering for the Court-certified class of Cryptsy customers settlements and judgments valued in excess of $40 million.


Greg Gilman

Founder @ Science Blockchain

Greg Gilman has over 15 years experience as an executive, entrepreneur, investor and attorney. Immediately prior to co-founding Science, he was the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of RxVantage, the leading online practice platform connecting pharmaceutical and medical vendors with healthcare professionals.


Scott Andersen

Principal at (Andersen, P.C.)

Principal at (Andersen, P.C.), a NYC securities regulatory and defense law firm. Mr. Andersen is a former 19 year securities regulator and enforcement attorney. He was deputy regional chief counsel at the FINRA in Los Angeles, where he oversaw all FINRA enforcement cases and managed the West region’s attorneys. Mr. Andersen has broad experience with regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. He has led complex criminal and civil prosecutions for the New York State Attorney General’s office, the New York Stock Exchange and FINRA.


Gary Aguirre

Award-winning legal writer

Gary Aguirre is an award-winning legal writer who led the first SEC investigation of mega hedge funds and Wall Street banks for insider trading. In 2010, he was recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in the world on corporate ethics. He now represents visionaries who are tapping into blockchain’s potential to bring transparency to the capital markets. His recent article explores the tension between blockchain’s goal to decentralize banking and the banks’ goal to centralize blockchain.


Zachary Kelman

Principal at

Zachary Kelman principal at, a law firm specializing in financial technology and cryptocurrency. He is formerly Head of Compliance & Legal at, a leading FinTech company in Southeast Asia. During his tenure, was a recipient of one of the first Virtual Currency Exchange licenses issued in the Philippines; the first such license in any jurisdiction. Mr. Kelman also provided advise to the Bangko Sentral Ng Philipinas (BSP) - the central bank of the Philippines - on designing regulations for initial coin offerings and designing an automatic clearing house system.