We have been active in the digital asset space since 2014, initially setting up Bitcoin funds. We also assist our FINRA Broker-Dealer clients with compliance issues relating to crypto assets including AML/KYC requirements, FinCen requirements, and New York BitLicense filings.
SEC and CFTC Compliance Services
We also assist our clients with SEC and CFTC exams and subpoena responses and advise on IRS rules and corporate structures for ICOs and crypto funds. We also evaluate custody issues for
Crypto custodian clients (and fund clients) and valuation issues for crypto administrator clients. Moreover, we assist with non-US regulations relating to the global distributions of ICOs and STOs. Finally, we provide AML and Escrow Services for private bulk sales of virtual currencies.
ATS Application Services
We also assist clients with ATS applications (to facilitate the trading of digital assets and virtual currencies) and with Form D/blue sky filings for our Reg D and Reg S clients.
Welcome to the newest edition of SadiSpeaks, our weekly update on the comings and goings-on at Sadis & Goldberg LLP. Each week, we will send out our latest and greatest in bite size forms: Deal Flow, Regulatory Updates, Litigation News, Trends we’re seeing in the Hedge & P.E. space, etc. as well as invites to our full calendar of events.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or "Commission") the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") released a joint statement on July 8, 2019 clarifying issues related to broker-dealer custody of digital asset securities. The statement focuses on FINRA and the SEC's approach to broker-dealer regulation and investor protection, including assets deemed to be securities under the 1970 Securities Investor Protection Act and factors related to approving a broker-dealer application of crypto-related companies. The same fundamental elements of the broker-dealer financial responsibility rules apply whether a security is paper or digital.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") published the 2019 Examination Priorities on December 20, 2018.
Join us at the historic Lotte New York Palace Hotel for the 12th Annual Alternative Investment Management Seminar on Thursday, November 14, 2019 as Ron S. Geffner (Partner) interviews Steven Eisman of Neuberger Berman who was previously chronicled in the movie, “The Big Short.” During an hour long Fireside Chat, the two will discuss Steven’s storied career, his outlook on the market and Steven’s answer to the question, “Is there a recession in our near future?”