Start-Ups

Straight-forward advice. Effective solutions.

Our dedicated team offers legal services to start-ups and emerging companies in New York, across the U.S. and worldwide. We handle a full range of business services and tackle problems typically encountered by entrepreneurs.

We strive to provide exceptional service, valuable advice and practical solutions for our clients – from inception through all phases of a business cycle.

As entrepreneurs ourselves, we recognize and appreciate the fast-paced tempo and hard work it takes to grow successful business.We work one-on-one with each client to understand the industry in general, client’s business specifically, and client’s objectives and long-term goals.

Leveraging our experience and expertise in tech, business and corporate laws, we craft customized and effective solutions and help our clients navigate legal issues so they can focus on what they do best – innovate.

 

 

Corporate Organization
Corporate Organization
General Counsel Services
General Counsel Services
Contracts
Contracts
US Market Access
US Market Access
Raising Capital
Raising Capital
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property

Rika Khurdayan

Rika Khurdayan’s practice involves blockchain, virtual currencies, DSOs/STOs and tokenization of assets.

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Gleb Zaslavsky, LLM

Gleb Zaslavsky’s practice involves investment and startup structuring and support, international and domestic corporate ...

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Hugo Sandstrom

Hugo Sandstrom focuses on transactional matters, business development, startup structuring and support, and ...

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Céline Moille

Céline Moille’s practice involves blockchain, cryptocurrencies and European regulation and compliance.   Lawyer and ...

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Pascal Couturier

Pascal Couturier’s 30-year practice and fascinating career encompasses commercial and corporate law, private international ...

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Experience

Structuring and Launching of Crowdfunding Platform

Assisted a client with structuring and launching a health technology crowdfunding platform, including guiding the client through several rounds of capital raise

Due Diligence and Feasibility of Building a Methanol Production Facility

Analyzed feasibility of a project involving dry natural gas to methanol production plant in Marcellus Shale taking advantage of the cheap stranded shale gas available in the area and limited regional competition

Incubator Cryptocurrency Fund

Assisted an emerging manager with the setup of an incubator cryptocurrency fund and advised the client on the future conversion of the incubator fund into a full-fledged hedge fund

US Inbound Operating Structure

Represented a fashion start-up as general counsel in connection with various legal matters – joint ventures, agency agreements, new partnerships, signing new designers, re-structuring and corporate governance, setting up incentive compensation plan for employees, intellectual property matters, including registering trademarks and handling licensing arrangements

Pre-VC Funding Restructuring and Conversion of a Successful Startup

Represented a successful tech start-up in connection with converting an existing NJ LLC into a DE corporation with super-voting stock reserved for founders and non-voting restricted stock for employees

Two-tier Maltese Operating Structure

Represented a client in connection with planned relocation to the U.S and designed a two-tier Maltese operating structure in order to defer U.S income taxation and ensure preferred dividend distribution rates

Pre-IPO Series Preferred Bridge Financing

Advised a UK private equity fund on a complex pre-IPO $25M bridge financing of a healthcare company

Close-Ended Asset Based Fund

Coordinated creation of legal, marketing and business documentation for a fancy color diamond fund (master feeder structure) focused on enhancing value of an existing collection of rare color diamonds and acquiring new diamonds

Sale of Multi-Family Building and Partner Buy-Out

Successfully represented a client in the sale of a mixed-use building in Midtown, Manhattan and in the buy-out of his partner’s ownership interest in the building

Close-Ended Asset Based Color Diamond Fund

Coordinated creation of legal, marketing and private placement documentation for a fancy color diamond fund (US/Cayman master feeder structure) focused on enhancing the value of an existing collection of rare color diamonds and acquiring new diamonds

Purchase Price Adjustment Dispute

Advised a leading healthcare advertising and marketing agency in its post-acquisition $1.8M purchase price adjustment dispute

Close-Ended Asset Based Fund

Assisted a foreign cryptocurrency fund manager with incorporating US feeder into the existing structure and provided advise on application of US regulations, including the \ Securities Act, the Investment Company Act and the Investment Adviser Act

US Inbound Operating Structure

Advised Ukrainian-based water filtration company in connection with US market entry, and established their production facility and operations in the US

Share Acquisition and Swap Transaction

Structured and negotiated the terms for a complex share acquisition and swap transaction between a blockchain startup and a successful early-stage Israeli tech company, including future buy-out provisions, conversion of outstanding SAFEs and options, and distribution of tokens upon successful completion of ICO

Knowledge
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A Path to Secondary Trading of Your Security Token

Our joint report with Securitize and OpenFinance Network discussing checkpoints on the path to secondary trading for …

Digital Finance During WEF 2020

Earlier in January, a small picturesque village of Davos in Switzerland hosted the 50th

Tokenizing Equity: Benefits, Risks and Practical Considerations

Special thanks to Carlos Domingo from Securitize and James C. Row, CFA from Entoro Capital for their insights and …

INSIGHT: The Dual Nature of ‘Utility’ Tokens and Dual Token Structures

This article by Rika Khurdayan, Max Dilendorf and Gleb Zaslavsky was originally published by The Bureau of National …

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