Shipkevich completely recognizes the rapid advancement of financial technology (FinTech) and its uses in all types of industries. Right now, initial coin offerings (ICOs) are becoming a new way of raising capital for innovative project ideas. Shipkevich understands the benefits of hosting ICOs, from its implementation through distributive ledger technology, or blockchain, to simply its efficient and industry changing fundraising method. However, now that federal agencies, like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), are getting more involved in overseeing its implementation, it is becoming a challenge for companies to sort out the legalities of hosting ICOs in the United States.
Shipkevich PLLC is offering services for entities that want to host ICOs or for those that have existing ICO in IOU markets. Shipkevich has a talented group of professionals and attorneys who have extensive legal experience in dealing with traditional capital markets, foreign exchange, introducing brokers, corporate governance, and cases that involve the Dodd-Frank Act. Moreover, our professionals have years of experience with FinTech cases regarding e-commerce and the establishment of payment systems for both, domestic and international, entities. Our expertise in conventional practice areas, combined with our knowledge in law pertinent to ICOs, will ensure our clients avoid potential legal hurdles.
Shipkevich is aware that many domestic and offshore companies judiciously avoid having ICO distributions in the US to avoid legal issues. We invite all domestic and offshore ICO hosting entities to connect with Shipkevich to allow U.S. citizens to participate and invest in the offerings.
For companies or start-ups seeking to host ICOs, we will provide the following for you:
- Professionally Drafted Private Placement Document (Whitepaper)
- Terms and Conditions
- Corporate Governance Policies and Procedures
- Depending on the nature of your business, we will file and correspond with the appropriate federal agencies – SEC, CFTC, FINRA, NFA, and others if appropriate
- Contacting primary and secondary markets to establish liquidity for your ICOs