Seth W. Goettelman


Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit

Seth Goettelman advises clients as they plan, finance, negotiate, and complete complex business transactions through every stage of the business life cycle. He handles mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital market transactions, minority and control investments, licensing, and other corporate law services.

Seth counsels a diverse range of clients (private businesses, public businesses, REITs, private equity funds, venture capital funds) in a variety of industries (technology, telecommunications, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, SaaS).

Seth has extensive experience in the dynamic blockchain industry. He advises blockchain companies, startups, digital currency companies, venture funds, and investors on a spectrum of legal and business issues, including: corporate formation, digital token sales, securities law and regulatory compliance.

He is a member and contributor to the CodeX Stanford Blockchain Group and their academic publication (Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy). The journal consists of peer-reviewed articles and essays that address blockchain technology’s current and looming use cases, regulatory ramifications, and future trajectories.

Seth has been named an Illinois “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine; a recognition limited to less than 2.5% of lawyers under 40 years of age.