Initial Coin Offerings – Complying with U.S. Securities Laws & Tax Issues
Wednesday, April 10 at 12:00 CST.
Michael Best’s Blockchain, Digital Currencies & Smart Contracts attorneys will be hosting a complimentary live webinar reviewing the securities laws applicable to Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), covering everything from exempt private offerings to registered public offerings, and additionally, discussing actions the SEC and plaintiffs’ attorneys are taking against ICO issuers. The panel will also be discussing the tax implications of different types of “coins” a company may issue.
Earlier this year, the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made it clear that the SEC’s approach to compliance with securities laws with respect to initial coin offerings and other cryptocurrency offerings (collectively ICOs) will be to apply the law broadly and take quick action against those who fail to properly comply. With scores of subpoenas issued and actions already filed this year by the SEC, it is clear that strict compliance with securities laws is essential. Do not miss out on this opportunity to understand how to be proactive, remain compliant, and stay ahead of the game.
While digital currencies are gathering international attention, Michael Best’s Blockchain, Digital Currencies & Smart Contracts team is here to help. We are a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who will help better your understanding of this exciting multifaceted technology. Our Firm provides solutions on a wide range of issues including intellectual property protection, creating a blockchain start-up, accepting digital currency payments, facilitating an initial coin offering, and helping to understand and navigate the regulatory landscape. We are thrilled to offer our webinar series to help shed some light on the complex blockchain environment.
For any questions, contact our Blockchain, Digital Currencies & Smart Contracts team.