Felix Shipkevich, Principal of Shipkevich PLLC, was featured in a US News article entitled, D.C. Is Now Enforcing Its Cashless Business Ban: What That Could Mean for You.
“I support the bans on cashless businesses,” says Felix Shipkevich, a New York-based payments attorney. “I think it’s ridiculous that we, as a society, would even have to think about legislation that would require businesses to accept legal tender, which is accepted by our government for payment of taxes, of all debts, and for goods and services.”
In addition to being discriminatory, Shipkevich says there are other factors that make it impractical for businesses to refuse cash payments. If a natural disaster occurred, for example, Shipkevich says cash may be the only way for consumers to pay for items if power went out for an extended period of time.