Web3.0 & BlockchainLegal innovation
Blockchain technology is revolutionizing our world. Web3.0 has introduced entirely novel ways to contract, novel stores of value, and novel methods of human social and economic interaction. It has also introduced novel legal issues. HLC provides Web3.0 businesses with a wide array of legal services to help them ensure that they are as secure off-chain as they are on-chain.
Business planning for Web3.0 companies requires thoughtful and strategic preparation. Our experienced attorneys assist with business planning and advising throughout all stages of corporate existence, from formation to Series A to exit. We are committed to providing tailored but efficient legal strategies, as you navigate complex regulatory frameworks in a variety of industries, including blockchain, fintech, gaming, cannabis, and emerging technologies.
Startups and emerging companies require robust intellectual property protection programs. We work diligently to understand your business goals and assist with the negotiation, preparation, and enforcement of a variety of IP agreements including licensing, assignment, consulting, confidentiality, and joint venture agreements. We work together with your marketing and product teams to ensure your brand’s growth and mitigate your risks in developing new products.
Our attorneys litigate on behalf of businesses and consumers. The regulatory landscape Web3.0 companies must navigate requires awareness of risk exposure, as companies can quickly find themselves embroiled in disputes across opportunistic litigants. Having a trusted litigation partner is equally important for founders, It is equally important for founders, executives and principals, who may face personal risk exposure.
We provide you with an in-depth understanding of the legal implications regarding royalties, legal status, copyright, and licensing issues when it comes to NFTs. Our attorney’s in-depth understanding of the primary and secondary markets means we work together in finding the solution that fits your goals.
United States is a two-regime banking system, with regulations on both the State and Federal level. Many states have laws permitting the operation of a state-chartered trust company, a premier option for certain virtual currency businesses, while others do not. Our attorneys work to understand your current structure and operation goals to help you navigate banking and payments law.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) requires money services businesses to register with the Department of Treasury and implement policies and procedures to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. In addition, each state applies different legal definitions and requirements to virtual currency businesses. Virtual currency businesses need clarity on state statutes and efficient strategies for meeting varying state requirements.
Digital securities can represent ownership interests in a variety of entities and indirectly in any type of asset. Blockchain and smart contract technology allows for the issuance of securities in a secure and transparent manner that can be done in compliance, rather than in contravention, of existing regulations.
Our lawyers advise on enterprise risk management issues, legal liability, and other areas of law related to the creation and use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools.