NEW YORK – June 22, 2021 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s FinTech Task Force and Blockchain and Digital Assets Practice were recognized in the Fintech category of the newly-published Legal 500 United States 2021 Guide (U.S. Guide). Firmwide, more than 160 attorneys and 39 practices were recognized in the U.S. Guide.
According to the U.S. Guide, Greenberg Traurig “has an active group with expertise across a wide range of financial instruments and payment types. This includes advice on the sourcing and integration of complex technologies and platforms. M&A, capital markets, venture capital, litigation and financial regulatory advice also feature in the group's caseload.” The guide recognized Dr. Viola Bensinger and David M. Greenberg, co-chairs of the firm’s FinTech Task Force, as well as Carl A. Fornaris and Barbara A. Jones, co-chairs of the firm’s Blockchain & Digital Assets Practice, as key lawyers within the practice.
The publication highlighted Greenberg Traurig’s work in the following matters as part of the recognition:
- Providing securities, financing and broker-dealer advice to a financial products innovator offering liquidity instruments to high-net-worth clients and institutions.
- Advising on development, structuring, and launch of first-of-its-kind blockchain app for use principally by notaries in verification of identity to prevent fraud in real estate and other transactions with lenders and other market participants.
- Acting as lead counsel in a Series A investment round for an aggregator of lending data utilizing blockchain technology, which closed at $23m and in its term loan agreement, plus ongoing representations as general corporate counsel.
The U.S. Guide’s acknowledgements recognize practice area teams and practitioners who are “providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel,” according to the publisher. The recognitions are based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, law firm submissions, and interviews with private practice lawyers, in addition to Legal 500’s independent research in the legal market.
About Greenberg Traurig’s FinTech Task Force: Greenberg Traurig’s FinTech Task Force advises clients on corporate structures and governance matters, capital markets and financings, and the myriad of commercial and regulatory issues that impact FinTech companies. The team represents financial technology companies that include those engaged in payments, point-of-sale technologies, mobile wallets, personal financial management offerings, virtual currencies and other digital assets.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Blockchain & Digital Assets Group: Greenberg Traurig’s Blockchain & Digital Assets Group is comprised of more than 80 attorneys across multiple legal disciplines in key financial hubs around the world. The team leverages its diverse experience to advise clients on matters ranging from token structuring, fund formation, investment strategies, financial regulation and registration, international tax planning and structuring, stable coins and asset-backed digital assets, infrastructure applications, technology licensing and development, securities compliance, cryptocurrency exchanges and trading, and blockchain-as-a-service. The team also advises governments and municipalities on evolving or model regulatory standards and other pertinent matters relating to blockchain and digital assets.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: www.gtlaw.com