McCarter’s Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice empowers clients throughout the development cycle—from ideation to creation, capitalization, implementation, commercialization and monetization. Our representation is defined by a paradigm-shifting business model that offers a compelling value proposition with nationally renowned lawyers at a sensible fee structure.
We have launched a Blockchain, Smart Contracts & Digital Currencies industry focus group that highlights our expanding presence in the space. We handle complex issues that arise for our clients, who rely on our experience in the areas of capital formation, business litigation, intellectual property, tax, trusts and estates, and more. See below for publications and events highlighting our role as thought leaders in all things blockchain.
Chambers USA, the definitive publisher of law firm and individual lawyer rankings, has ranked McCarter’s Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice highly at a national level, and Dave Sorin was individually ranked. The publication stated he is “…noted for his representation of a wide variety of technology and tech-enabled companies. Clients describe him as ‘outstanding’ and remark ‘he is a tremendously practical and experienced early-stage technology company counsel.’ ”
Our attorneys are frequent speakers and authors, and appear regularly in the press in connection with trending topics and developing news in the tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Below are select recent and upcoming speaking engagements and events. For more information, please click the titles. For those open to registration, a link is included.
5/17/18 Propelify Innovation Festival – McCarter helped launch the Propelify Innovation Festival in 2016 as a way to inspire the tech and innovation community and those who take action—who propel. There were more than 8,000 attendees in 2016, and more than 10,000 attendees in 2017, with Forbes calling Propelify the SXSW of the Northeast. Dave Sorin will be speaking on a topic regarding the future of blockchain.
5/15/18-5/16/18 Bezinga FinTech Awards
5/15/18 Financing Options for Start-Ups, Venture Capital and More – VC Lunch-n-Learn @ Kearny Point
5/14/18 The MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Competition – MIT Innovation Initiative
5/14/18 Latest in Crypto Currency, Bitcoin and Blockchain Discussion – CryptoCircle, a Social Bitcoin Meetup
5/10/18 Crypto-Currency: Disclosure & Audits, What to Do and How to Handle – ABA Section of Taxation May Meeting
5/9/18 NYC VCs, Angels and ICOs Conference – FundingPost
5/9/18 NYC FinTech Connect
McCarter also will be featured prominently at:
6/11/18 1st Pitch Life Science – Eavesdropping on Investors’ Closed Door Discussions
6/5/18 NJ Tech Meetup 97
5/15/18 Princeton Tech Meetup #62
5/10/18 Morris Tech Meetup #53 – DISRUPT North New Jersey: The Future of Work
5/9/18 NJ Strategic Design + Tech Meetup – Attracting and Retaining Your Key Employees and Business Partners
Select recent media mentions and publications:
5/1/18 John Kelly co-authored “Taking Stock of the Block: Blockchain, Corporate Stock Ledgers, and Delaware General Corporation Law—Part I,” which appeared in the Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law.
4/26/18 Dave Sorin authored “Blockchain: Disruptive Force in Business and Government,” M&E Blockchain, Smart Contracts & Digital Currencies Alert.
3/30/18 Larry Sannicandro and Michael Guariglia author “Tax Consequences of Cryptocurrency Transactions and Correcting Historical Noncompliance,” which appeared in the New Jersey Law Journal.
3/26/18 Dave Sorin featured in Disruptive Technologists video “Is Blockchain & Bitcoin Our New Banking?”