Felix Shipkevich Featured in Above the Law Article ‘Should Your Small Firm Specialize?’

Felix Shipkevich has been featured in an Above the Law article entitled ‘Should Your Small Firm Specialize?’

A major benefit to leaving bigger organizations behind and specializing at a small firm, according to attorney Felix Shipkevich, is the “flexibility and intellectual creativity” that comes with working on a smaller scale.

Shipkevich launched his firm of the same name — which focuses on financial regulation and compliance with a special emphasis on cryptocurrency — in 2011 after stints in a midsize firm and as a corporate in-house counsel. The firm now has offices in New York, Miami, and London.

He’s also a professor at Hofstra Law with a textbook on crypto regulations in the works. His academic side drives him to tackle particularly interesting or complex matters, even if those same matters aren’t the most profitable.

“I don’t need to run it by a managing partner and ask permission,” he says. “I also have the flexibility to set my own rate. For instance, I gave a significant discount to an existing client … just because I wanted to work on this one case.”

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