Funding & Capital Raising
Advisor Exclusions

There are some specific exclusions from the SEC and Texas state rule for what constitutes an Investment Adviser.

Funding & Capital Raising
Buying What You Are Selling

Unless there is an exemption, an Investment Company needs to file with the SEC and make certain disclosures to investors.

Funding & Capital Raising
The Advice You Give

Generally, any time you are giving advice you need to register. Attorneys, accountants, psychologists, etc. There is no difference when you are giving advice on securities. 

How Estate and Financial Planners Can Address Digital Assets

These professionals need to be on the forefront of addressing this technology and understanding its nuances and what makes it different from standard assets like fiat currency, stocks, and bonds.

Digital Assets in Transactions

It is important to keep in mind that digital assets have different features and nuances that may not mix well with traditional approaches.

The SEC’s Digital Asset Questions For RIA Firms

In helping RIA firms learn about crypto assets and develop appropriate policies and procedures, here are some best practices.

Intellectual Property
Six Practical Tips For Password Security 

Like it or not, your email and various other usernames/logins are a significant part of your identity and should be treated as and protected like an asset. Here are some tips for protecting your digital self.

Blockchain Breakfast Summer Series, Part 4: Implementing Blockchain Solutions

My friend Michael Lewellen joined me for the fourth and final Blockchain Breakfast of our summer series to discuss implementing blockchain solutions.

Blockchain Breakfast Summer Series, Part 3: Lawyers, Regulators & The Private Sector

Last week, I sat down with one of my dear and first friends from law school, Cole Davis. Cole is a (recovering!) attorney focused on his new startup Switchchord, a blockchain-based music licensing and copyright management platform. Here are a few takeaways from our discussion.

Blockchain Breakfast Summer Series, Part 2: Who Runs The Cash?

Last week, I sat down with one of my favorite people in crypto, Fred Constanesco. Fred is an attorney, entrepreneur, and bitcoin enthusiast. Fred and I talked all things money. Here is a recap.