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Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology in Corporate Securities Offerings

Produced on October 03, 2019

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Course Information

Time 91 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

There is no question that the advent of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology has already begun to make a significant impact on corporate/securities laws, spawning an entirely new array of practical considerations facing registered and unregistered securities offerings. Moreover, these digital securities can potentially avail themselves of theoretically superior secondary market liquidity through secondary trading on an SEC regulated digital platform. With little precedent on how existing securities and law might treat these offerings,  corporate practitioners are establishing best practices and structures designed to avail their clients of blockchain’s potential within legal bounds.  

This course, presented by Kaiser Wahab, partner in the law firm of Riveles Wahab LLP, which is dedicated to private securities offerings for investment funds and IP-driven early-stage/mature companies, is designed to arm the practitioner with the vocabulary, skillset, and overall understanding of emerging best practices in tokenized and digital securities offerings.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the fundamental differences between actual “securities” on the blockchain in context of the universe of blockchain offerings
  2. Discuss how to best approach private and quasi-public (e.g., Regulation A+) securities offering structures and process on the blockchain
  3. Examine how to best structure offering terms on the blockchain to achieve investor traction, protect the issuer, and abide by prevailing securities laws
  4. Identify unique disclosure requirements and technological considerations that confront offerings on the blockchain
  5. Explore the unique ecosystem driving blockchain securities transactions, including the role of third-party technology players and specialty legal players

Credit Information

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Faculty

Kaiser Wahab

Riveles Wahab LLP

Kaiser represents startup ventures to Fortune 500 companies on the range of corporate, venture capital, contract, and intellectual property issues that confront businesses. Beginning his career with Pryor Cashman, Sherman & Flynn LLP, he later joined Day Pitney LLP, where he handled licensing, trademark, copyright, and contractual issues for companies such as Microsoft and UTC. He also clerked at the United States Court of International Trade, where he handled multibillion dollar anti-dumping claims involving importation of technology-related goods.

Kaiser counsels his clients on corporate structuring and securities law, including venture and investor agreements/transactions, formation, and equity incentive plans. He also negotiates and drafts a variety of agreements, including those related to technology, media, outsourcing, licensing, e-commerce, advertising, user relationships and other scenarios. Finally, he regularly negotiates cloud computing and other technology services arrangements, advises on privacy and data security, and structures venture capital and investor rounds for early stage technology, media, and film/TV ventures.

He firmly believes that a commitment to academia is critical to providing better client service and expanding his knowledge base. He frequently teaches continuing legal education seminars to other practitioners, including through Lawline.com and the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA). At NYCLA he served as the chair of the Corporate Law Committee, where he was dedicated to providing access to other knowledgeable practitioners in the realm of corporate governance, litigation, and technology via monthly seminars. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University and adjunct faculty at New York University on the subjects of media venture capital and media contracts.

Kaiser has been published in Mashable, the New York Enterprise Report, and the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. He has been invited to speak at South by Southwest, the Distributed Computing Industry Association, Wikimania at Harvard Law School, Columbia University, Widener Law School, the School of Visual Arts, New York Law School, and other venues on law, policy, technology, and other topics.

Outside of his legal and academic pursuits, Kaiser is strongly committed to public service. He served on the Board of the Cornell Asian Alumni Association where he worked to leverage Cornell’s infrastructure for community events (including an annual banquet to fund student scholarships) and events geared towards entrepreneurial learning. He also sits on the advisory board for Heart Gallery NYC, a nonprofit organization devoted to placing foster children with families. Kaiser has provided pro bono legal services throughout his career, including to high-profile online and social media driven ventures as a participant in Harvard Berkman Center’s Online Media Legal Network.



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Exceptionally well done!

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