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ICO’s: “One Giant Leap for the SEC?”

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · June 19, 2018
William Hinman, Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance, announced last week that Ether was not a security.  He also provided the broadest look yet as to how the SEC analyzes ICOs. FinTech Partner, Dror Futter analyzes what it all means in the article below. Read the full article here. In addition to a

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Alchemist Money Summit Tel Aviv

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Jun 17, 2018 6:00PM — Jun 18, 2018 8:00PM ET

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Rimon’s FinTech Partner, Dror Futter, will be presenting at the Alchemist Money Summit Tel Aviv. More details TBD Host: Jeff Pulver Date: June 17&18, 2018 Location: Weitzman 60 Tel Aviv, Israel Register Here   About the presenter Dror Futter is a partner in the Rimon, PC law firm. Dror's practice focuses on

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State of US and Global Blockchain Regulations

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Jun 11, 2018

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Rimon’s FinTech Partner, Dror Futter, will be participating on a panel on the "State of U.S. and Global Blockchain Regulations." World-renown legal counsels and regulators will discuss anticipated regulatory actions and how they will impact the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Host: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Investment

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Negotiating Sales Contracts

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May 25, 2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM ET

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Rimon’s FinTech Partner, Dror Futter, will be presenting on Negotiating Sales Contracts. It’s always exciting when a small business has the opportunity to enter into a contract to sell their products or services to larger companies.  However, many times the smaller business lacks leverage to negotiate successfully with the

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How to Efficiently Review ICO Whitepapers?

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · May 01, 2018
Rimon Law Fintech Partner, Dror Futter, was quoted in this Cointelligence article which elicited feedback from 24 people active in the ICO ecosystem.  The comments focused on what investors should look for when reviewing ICO whitepapers. Of course, ICO issuers should also keep these comments in mind when they draft their whitepapers or

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Time for an ICO Safe Harbor?

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · April 25, 2018
FinTech Partner, Dror Futter, highlights criteria for a potential ICO Safe Harbor. The Safe Harbor would create some certainty amidst what until now has been a great deal of regulatory uncertainty with respect to the status of tokens under US securities laws. Read the full article here. In addition to a growing blockchain

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What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: The Truth About What it Takes to Advance Your Legal Career

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Jun 5, 2018 4:00PM - 6:45PM ET

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Rimon’s FinTech Partner, Dror Futter, will panel a session for CLE credit titled "What Got You Here Won't Get You There: The Truth About What it Takes to Advance Your Legal Career." Host: Association of Jewish Attorneys Date & Time: Tues, June 5th, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:45 PM ET Location: Factory 220 Passaic, NJ

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PLI’s Attorney Ethics—Counseling Clients Undertaking an ICO

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Jun 18, 2018 1:00PM - 5:00PM ET

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Rimon’s FinTech Partner, Dror Futter, will be speaking at PLI's "Attorney Ethics - Counseling Clients Undertaking an ICO." Topics to be addressed: An introduction to ICOs and the ethical concerns when advising clients in this space The SEC’s approach to ICOs/digital assets and the enforcement actions brought by the Agency;

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Venture Nights Panel Discussion

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Apr 24, 2018 7:00PM - 9:00PM ET

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Rimon’s FinTech Partner, Dror Futter, will be featured in the Venture Nights Panel Discussion. Host: Prime Tech Partners Date & Time: Tue, Apr 24, 2018 9:00 PM ET Location: (Specific location provided with invitation) Midtown, Manhattan Click here for more information   About the presenter Dror Futter is a partner in

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PLI’s Venture Capital 2018: Nuts and Bolts

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May 23, 2018 9:00AM - 5:00PM ET

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Rimon’s FinTech Partner, Dror Futter, will be co-chairing "PLI's Venture Capital 2018: Nuts and Bolts". Why You Should Attend This program is designed for attorneys who advise startup companies, and for investors and venture capitalists. A thorough understanding of current market practice, deal terms and conditions, transaction

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Key Aspects from NVCA’s Series A Model Legal Updates

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · April 04, 2018
The National Venture Capital Association has posted updates to its widely utilized Series A finance model legal documents.  Rimon Law partner Dror Futter, a member of the drafting group that maintains the forms, provides a summary of the most significant changes. Click here to view the article.

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Applications of Blockchain for Business, Take-Aways from the Tel Aviv Fintech Week Conference

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · March 08, 2018
At the recent Tel Aviv Fintech week conference, Rimon Partner, Dror Futter, and BriefTrace CMO, Omer Gonen, discuss the contract infrastructure that would be required to get enterprise legal departments comfortable with the use of smart contracts. To read about this and other blockchain enterprise applications click here.

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Rimon Partner, Dror Futter, Moderates ICO Panel to Capacity Crowd for Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · March 02, 2018
With cryptocurrencies and blockchain featuring prominently in the news on a daily basis, Rimon Partner Dror Futter moderated a panel to a  a capacity-plus crowd of Tigers and friends at the Forchelli Conference Center at Brooklyn Law School on February 22 for TigerTalks in the City: Bitcoin, Blockchain, ICOs and More. You can see video

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Should Issuers Consider Off-Shore Crowd-Selling Their ICO’s?

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · March 02, 2018
The environment for initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the US has changed dramatically in the past few months. Crowdfundinsider.com interviewed ICO expert and Rimon Partner Dror Futter for an interview on the latest changes. Crowdfundinsider.com posed a series of questions to Futter about hosting a token sale outside the US. Click

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Blockchain Law: ICO Regulation and Other Legal Considerations in the Blockchain Ecosystem

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · February 23, 2018
Venture Capital and Technology Partner, Dror Futter, published a comprehensive update on the state of Blockchain Law.  Titled: "Blockchain Law: ICO Regulation and Other Legal Considerations in the Blockchain Ecosystem" and published by the Practicing Law Institute (PLI), a leading provider of legal CLE, the article

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TigerTalks in the City: Bitcoin, Blockchains, ICOs and More

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Feb 22, 2018 6:00PM - 8:45PM EST

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Princeton Entrepreneurship Council and Bendheim Center for Finance are hosting a discussion on the exciting trending topic of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies.  Rimon’s FinTech Partner, Dror Futter, is the panel moderator. Date and time: Thu, February 22, 2018 at  6:00 PM – 8:45 PM

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Rimon’s Dror Futter in the Financial Times “Guide to Bitcoin and Blockchain”

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · February 20, 2018
Venture capital and technology Partner, Dror Futter, spoke extensively with Financial Times for its Guide to help advisers understand the trends, opportunities and risks involved with Bitcoin and blockchain. Among different topics, he discussed the driving rise in cryptocurrency over the past 7 years; blockchain’s potential uses in

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Good, Bad and Evil about ICOs and How to Do it Right?, DC Digital Asset Investment Forum

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Feb 20, 2018 2:10PM - 2:40PM ET

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Rimon’s FinTech Partner, Dror Futter, will be presenting on the topic "Good, Bad and Evil about ICOs and How to Do it Right?" at the DC Digital Asset Investment Forum.   Date & Time: Tue, February 20, 2018 2:10 PM – 2:40 PM ET   Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Oceanic Room 1300 Pennsylvania Ave

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TechXel Stamford Venture Expert: Dror Futter, Rimon Law, on Term Sheets

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Rimon’s FinTech Partner, Dror Futter, will be presenting on the topic "Not All Term Sheets are Created Equal" at TechXel's event in Stamford, CT.   Date & Time: Wed, March 21, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM EDT   Location: Ferguson Library - Board Room 1 Public Library Plaza Stamford, CT 06901   Register

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SEC Chairman Calls Out ICO Lawyers in January 22 Remarks

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · January 24, 2018
"If You Can’t Hear Me, I’ll Speak a Little Louder!” - SEC Chairman Clayton followed up critical remarks on ICO market advisors in December with new, blunt criticisms of many ICO attorneys. Read the full story and insights here.   Mr. Futter has more than 20 years of high tech and business experience. He

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It’s Not Just the SEC - Massachusetts Regulators Sue Resident Who Launched ICO

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · January 23, 2018
ICO legal risks may begin but do not end with the SEC, as a Massachusetts-based ICO issuer learned when state regulators sued him for his role in an unregistered ICO. Read the full article here   Mr. Futter has more than 20 years of high tech and business experience. He represents emerging companies and their investors, as well as a

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Mama Don’t Take My KodakCoin Away!

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · January 22, 2018
Now Kodak is cashing in on the ICO craze with its newly announced KodakCoin. Buried beneath the hype, however, is a very interesting use case. Read the full article here Mr. Futter has more than 20 years of high tech and business experience. He represents emerging companies and their investors, as well as a wide range of technology

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Real Estate Can Now be Purchased Through Blockchain

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · January 05, 2018
Real estate in California can now be purchased through blockchain. Some organizations are aiming to overcome the complicated processes and fee systems associated with real estate investments and transactions through the use of blockchain technology. This move could force lending and title industries to adapt to this new concept. American

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SEC’s Latest on ICOs: If it Walks Like a Duck and Squawks Like a Duck, It’s a Security

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · December 11, 2017
In a powerful one-two punch on Monday, the SEC published a cease and desist order shutting down an ICO for the MUN utility token and a highly critical statement by SEC's Chairman, Jay Clayton, entitled “Statement on Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings”.  Rimon partner Dror Futter analyzes the impact of these

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“We Never Thought of That” — When Venture-Backed Companies Undertake Reverse ICOs. Rimon’s Dror Futter writes in BitcoinMagazine

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · November 27, 2017
ICOs are not limited to new companies. Companies that have previously raised venture funding can do them as well — a phenomenon some have termed “Reverse ICOs.”   The standard deal documents of the venture industry (SAFEs, Convertible Notes, Series Seed and NVCA Series A) never contemplated Reverse ICOs. 

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Spoiler Alert:  ICOs – The “Good Times” May Be Ending

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · November 16, 2017
Two recent events suggest that the “Wild West Period” for ICOs may be drawing to a close. Recent statements by SEC Chairman, Jay Clayton, strongly suggest more SEC action to come and the first class-action suit related to an ICO has been filed. Click here to read Dror Futter's analysis. Mr. Futter has more than 20 years of

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TechXel Stamford Venture Expert Series. Dror Futter Demystifies Term Sheets

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Nov 8, 2017 6:30PM - 8:45PM EST

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Venture Capital and Technology Attorney, Dror Futter, will be speaking about Term Sheets — what they are, common and different aspects, their use and limitations, and things to consider. Agenda: 6:30 PM cold supper and networking 7:00 PM Dror's remarks 7:30-8:00 PM Q&A 8-8:45 PM networking Join us on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at

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How to Negotiate a Partner Role at a Venture Capital or Private Equity Firm

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · October 06, 2017
Rimon Partner, Dror Futter, has advice for those seeking partnership at a venture capital or private equity firm: don’t ignore the terms of fund wind down. Interviewed for an article by David Teten, Managing Partner with HOF Capital, Dror also suggests that a careful review of any partnership agreement should include a focus on any

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Recording of Live Webinar: Buyer Beware – Are ICOs For You?

Event Mark Diamond Mark Diamond · Dror Futter Dror Futter · Marc Kaufman Marc Kaufman
Oct 19, 2017 11:30AM - 12:00PM CT

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Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are financing mechanisms that have become very popular and controversial. In 2017 alone, ICOs have raised over $1.5 Billion. ICOs are offerings of digital tokens that rely on blockchain technology (similar to Bitcoin). The large majority of ICO investors are private individuals. In the fintech space, ICO funding has surpassed

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ICOs, Cryptocurrencies and Tokens – the SEC Speaks

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · August 04, 2017
The SEC has issued its first, much anticipated statement on the regulatory status of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings).   Click here to read our analysis of the questions the SEC answered and, perhaps more importantly, the questions that remain unresolved. Mr. Futter has more than 20 years of high tech and business experience. He

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Venture Capital 2017: Nuts and Bolts seminar.

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Jun 7, 2017 10:45AM - 12:00PM EST

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Venture Capital and Technology Attorney, Dror Futter, will be a panelist at this PLI Seminar. The panel will go over the negotiation of a mock term sheet for a Series A investment based on the forms of the National Venture Capital Association, discuss how practice varies by region and provide insights into current market terms and ranges. Dror

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Trade Secrets and How They Can Plunge Tech Companies Into Expensive Litigation. Mr. Futter for Raconteur

Insight Dror Futter Dror Futter · May 10, 2017
As technology reshapes the way we live and work, trade secrets have become very important. They have unleashed an unprecedented boom in litigation, legislation and media attention. And some investors and companies have found themselves in court or facing damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars. “Trade secrets are the hardest

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Dividing Founders’ Equity and Understanding Venture Compensation. Stevens Institute of Technology, Jersey Innovation Week

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May 17, 2017 6:00PM - 7:00PM EST

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Dror Futter will be addressing the Stevens Venture Center of the Stevens Institute of Technology where he is an Entrepreneur in Residence on May 17.  His topic will be “Dividing Founders' Equity and Understanding Venture Compensation.” This speech is part of the New Jersey Technology Council’s Jersey Innovation Week

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How Companies Work with Start-Up Suppliers and Vendors - ABA Webinar

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Apr 13, 2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM ET

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Partner Dror Futter will be a panelist on an ABA webinar discussing the different issues that arise when start-up companies become suppliers to larger, more established companies, and how to improve the likelihood of success for those relationships. This presentation will address ways in which established companies can mitigate risks when

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Venture Capital and Technology Attorney, Dror Futter, joins Rimon as Partner in its New Jersey and New York City offices

News Dror Futter Dror Futter · March 15, 2017
Dror Futter joins Rimon Law as a Partner in the areas of Venture Capital and Technology. Bringing more than 20 years of high tech and business experience, Mr. Futter represents emerging companies and their investors, as well as a wide range of technology companies. Commenting on his transition, Mr. Futter stated: “I love working with

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