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Online CLE Cryptocurrency CLE

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Crowdfunding in 2019: Trends and Updates to Watch For

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (ET)

Online CLE Cryptocurrency

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Cryptocurrency Webinar. The popularity of crowdfunding as an entirely new way of financing business has skyrocketed in recent years, as proven by many million-dollar projects that it had brought to life. Now, another emerging major investment theme is on its way forward: blockchain in crowdfunding. With the many opportunities this digital distributed ledger technology can offer, blockchain is expected to grow at a rapid phase in the coming years.

However, it does not come without its regulatory implications and risks. As this method of investing becomes widespread, businesses and their counsel should familiarize themselves with the recent crowdfunding and cryptocurrency trends and updates to keep themselves compliant with relevant laws and, therefore, minimize exposure to potential risks and pitfalls.

In this Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help businesses and their counsel understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the regulatory considerations of blockchain in crowdfunding as well as the recent key issues which will impact the compliance landscape in 2019.

Key topics include:

  • Blockchain in Crowdfunding: An Overview
  • 2018 Trends and Developments
  • Legal and Cybersecurity Risks and Pitfalls
  • Crowdfunding Litigation
  • Best Compliance Practices and Considerations
  • Outlook for 2019

Who Should Attend

  • Start Up, Entrepreneur and Small Business Individual Companies or Groups
  • Investors
  • Stockholders
  • Fund Managers
  • Broker-dealers
  • Finance Executives
  • Finance Lawyers
  • Securities Lawyers
  • General Counsel at Companies Interested on Obtaining Funding
  • Investment, M&A, Securities, Capital Markets Attorneys and Consultants


Online CLE Cryptocurrency
Darryl Steinhause
DLA Piper
Online CLE Cryptocurrency
Robert V. Cornish Jr.
Of Counsel
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Online CLE Cryptocurrency
M. Ridgway Barker

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Online CLE Cryptocurrency

Robert V. Cornish Jr.
, Of Counsel
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

  • What prompted Wyoming to act
  • The new laws and what they mean (esp. in Reg CF Context)
  • Relationship w/other federal law and activities in this space
  • Effect on Wyoming
  • Task force and planned legislative changes in next session

M. Ridgway Barker
, Partner
Withers LLP

  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency space in general…ICO’s…

Darryl Steinhause
, Partner
DLA Piper

  • Current status of Crowdfunding
    • Platforms
    • 506(c) offerings
    • Broker Dealer issues
  • Working with Regulation A

Online CLE Cryptocurrency

Online CLE Cryptocurrency

Darryl SteinhausePartnerDLA Piper

Darryl Steinhause is a partner in DLA Piper's Real Estate Capital Markets group.

Real estate private equity funds represent an integral component of our real estate capital markets practice, encompassing the corporate and securities, tax, ERISA, 1940 Act, and real estate disciplines. Lawyers in this group are familiar with industry best practices and are well versed in the structuring and formation of a wide variety of real estate private equity funds, including those adopting a private REIT structure. A significant aspect of this representation involves the formation and structuring of sponsor ownership vehicles in a tax-efficient manner in order to maximize after-tax incentive payments to sponsors, their owners, and their employees.

With more than 30 years of experience in highly technical securities and tax transactions, Mr. Steinhause has structured securities offerings for a wide variety of significant clients across the country, acting as lead counsel on several billion dollars of fund, debt, tenant in common (TIC), Delaware statutory trust (DST), real estate investment trust (REIT), Opportunity Zone Funds and other offerings. He has represented both sponsors and institutional investors in a variety of deal structures, including publicly registered transactions, private placements and institutional funds. His experience also includes structuring lending transactions and loan workouts for borrowers particularly involving TICs, REITs and DSTs.

Noted for his ability to create solutions and structure complex deals, Mr. Steinhause has acted as tax and securities counsel to over US$8 billion of DST, REIT and TIC acquisitions.

Online CLE Cryptocurrency

Robert V. Cornish Jr.Of CounselWilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Bob Cornish focuses his practice on litigation, arbitration, regulatory and compliance matters for broker-dealers, investment advisers, hedge funds, commodity firms, institutional investors and family offices in the United States and abroad. He places particular emphasis on alternative investment, broker-dealer and EB-5 fund formation, compliance and governance matters, including litigation, arbitration and enforcement. Bob previously served as chief legal and compliance officer and in-house counsel for prominent investment firms, where he acquired valuable experience handling complex business management and marketing matters for investment management clients. Over his exceptional 23-year career, Bob has come to be known for his integrity and professionalism and his dogged determination in seeing cases to a satisfactory conclusion.

Recognized as one of the Top 15 Corporate & Securities Attorneys in the EB-5 arena by his peers and a thought leader on broker-dealer and investment adviser compliance in the EB-5 space, Bob is often asked to speak or comment on such matters to industry participants and others. Bob is a member of the EB5 Securities Roundtable, a group of leading EB-5 securities attorneys organized to facilitate best practices in the offerings of EB-5 securities and to urge harmonization of the EB-5 program with the securities laws.

Online CLE Cryptocurrency

M. Ridgway BarkerPartnerWithersWorldwide

Ridge is a partner in Withers' corporate team.

He is actively engaged in the full range of corporate and business legal and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and compliance, corporate governance, capital markets (IPOs and other registered offerings, SPACs, Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings, asset securitizations and credit facilities), private equity and venture capital, equity and executive compensation, internal investigations, and corporate control litigation, among other areas. As a trusted advisor for small to medium-sized domestic and international public and private companies across a whole range of legal issues and business needs, he regularly represents clients on both highly complex, sensitive and confidential matters as well as routine day-to-day needs.

Ridge’s clients span industries ranging from telecommunications, technology, chemicals and manufacturing to financial services and retail.

Online CLE Cryptocurrency

Course Level:

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

   General knowledge of corporate finance

Course Code:

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
   1.5 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

The Real Estate Capital Markets group of DLA Piper builds creative solutions for your business needs. Our interdisciplinary approach ensures the involvement of skilled practitioners to address the complexities of real estate securities. Our group’s experience acting as lead counsel on fund, REIT, DST, TIC and debt offerings, gives our clients an edge in capital markets transactions.

Website: https://www.dlapiper.com/

Nearly 800 attorneys strong, Wilson Elser serves clients in the financial services and blockchain industries of all sizes and around the world. Wilson Elser has 35 strategically located offices in the United States and another in London. This depth and scale has made us one of the nation’s most influential law firms, ranked in the Am Law 200 and 53rd in the National Law Journal 500.  The firm’s work in blockchain and digital assets includes counseling on securities, compliance and other regulatory matters which affect industry participants worldwide.

Website: https://www.wilsonelser.com/

Founded over 100 years ago, Withers is a leading international law firm for global businesses, their equity and debt stakeholders, and the executives who manage them. The firm is one of the largest tax law firms in the world and consists of over 160 partners supported by more than 1,000 people across 18 strategically located international offices.

Its global corporate team has the depth and diversity of knowledge to advise on issues that arise over the entire life cycle of a company, from securing initial investment and raising follow on equity and debt capital privately and publicly, to structuring executive and incentive compensation, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights and day-to-day operational issues, and managing complex governance issues, to completing mergers, acquisitions and exit strategies. They excel at working with corporate clients both large and small, new and long-established and domestic and international. With their unique in-house as well as law firm experience, they focus on anticipating issues and finding solutions, efficiently and cost-effectively. In 2017, the corporate group were involved on billions of dollars of projects across industries such as technology, hotels and hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, luxury products and banking and finance.

Website: https://www.withersworldwide.com/

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