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About Us

Learn about the Team of Professionals Behind Blockchain Lawyer Powered by Oberheiden P.C.

As blockchain technology changes the world, many of the world’s more-traditional systems are struggling to keep pace. The legal system is no exception. In the United States and many other countries around the world, regulators and enforcement authorities are currently relying on decades-old statutes to try to build a framework around the constantly shifting blockchain landscape.

At the same time, governmental authorities in the U.S. and abroad are working to implement new laws and regulations in many areas. While cryptocurrency has been a particular area of focus, we are increasingly seeing laws introduced that address blockchain technology more generally. These laws are not uniform, in many cases they are not well drafted in light of the complex technological issues they seek to address, and as a result they often raise as many questions as they answer.

Unfortunately, all of this makes compliance in today’s world a challenge. Even the most well-heeled companies will find it difficult to gain an understanding of what is required, what is permitted, and what isn’t. As a result, engaging experienced legal counsel is critical, and companies that develop or use blockchain technology need a law firm that is dynamic as the technology itself.

Meet Our Founding Attorney, Nick Oberheiden, Ph.D.

Blockchain Lawyer Powered by Oberheiden P.C. offers critical insights, strategic advice, and effective defense representation to companies, company founders, investors, and others involved in the blockchain sphere. The firm’s founding attorney, Nick Oberheiden, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized authority in the areas of federal compliance and defense.

Dr. Oberheiden founded Blockchain Lawyer Powered by Oberheiden P.C. to offer a simple solution to an extremely complex problem: helping blockchain-involved companies and individuals effectively manage their legal risk. Through Blockchain Lawyer Powered by Oberheiden P.C., Dr. Oberheiden and the rest of the firm’s blockchain lawyers work with companies of all sizes, entrepreneurs, and others to help them make informed decisions, avoid costly miscues, enforce their intellectual property (IP) rights, and defend against government investigations when necessary.

As a federal compliance and defense lawyer, Dr. Oberheiden has been representing clients in private practice for well over a decade. Throughout his career, Dr. Oberheiden has maintained an interest in the evolution and growing importance of blockchain technology. A widely published author of books, scholarly articles, and guest articles for The Wall Street Journal and other major publications, Dr. Oberheiden is also a sought-after legal commentator who has appeared on national media outlets in the United States and other countries.

Meet Our Other Blockchain Lawyers

Dr. Oberheiden works alongside a team of distinguished blockchain lawyers—all of whom have senior-level experience, and many of whom spent years or decades working for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) before entering private practice. When you choose Blockchain Lawyer Powered by Oberheiden P.C., you may work with lawyers including:

  • Alina Veneziano, LL.M. – Co-Author of one of the leading books on blockchain, tokenization, and cryptocurrencies
  • John Sellers, Former DOJ Senior Trial Attorney – A former federal prosecutor with decades of experience in the areas of financial crimes, securities fraud, and SEC compliance
  • Hon. Joe Brown, Former U.S. Attorney – A Senate-confirmed former U.S. Attorney who has more than 20 years of experience in federal compliance and law enforcement
  • Hon. Amanda Marshall, Former U.S. Attorney – A Senate-confirmed former U.S. Attorney who was responsible for investigating and prosecuting high-profile cases involving public corruption, financial fraud, and other white-collar crimes.
  • Aaron Wiley, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney – A highly experienced former federal prosecutor who focuses his practice in the areas of internal corporate investigations, complex federal litigation, and white-collar defense.

What We Do

We work with entrepreneurs, start-ups, established companies, investors, and other clients in all blockchain-related matters. This includes transactional, compliance, and litigation matters such as:

Corporate Structuring, Funding, and Commercial Transactions

We help company founders choose the right entity type and structure to achieve their business goals. While this is important in all circumstances, it is particularly important for companies that have multiple owners and those that intend to seek venture capital or other forms of equity investment. Our blockchain lawyers also represent clients in funding matters and commercial transactions—ranging from vendor agreements to contracts with customers.

Blockchain Law

The core of our practice involves advising clients on all aspects of blockchain law. As noted above, this area of the law is still developing, and it is going to continue to develop for the foreseeable future. Our blockchain lawyers are at the forefront of the field, and we are well-positioned to strategically advise our clients as blockchain laws in the United States and around the world change over time.

Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

Our lawyers represent clients in all aspects of cryptocurrency compliance. In the United States, this includes everything from federal securities law compliance to federal income tax compliance. Cybersecurity is an area of key concern as well, and companies offering exchange platforms, storage solutions, and initial coin offerings (ICOs) alike must ensure that they are doing what is necessary to protect their assets, their customers’ assets, and themselves.

Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

Decentralized finance (DeFi) is a rapidly growing area of the blockchain sphere that has significant disruption potential. We have seen many cases of significant disruption already. Our firm works with DeFi companies as well as companies that rely on third-party DeFi platforms.

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) began gaining mainstream acceptance in 2020, and since then we have seen an explosion in the number of creators, investors, and vendors in this space. Our firm works with companies and individuals involved in all facets of the NFT industry on all aspects of legal compliance, IP protection, and defense.

Smart Contracts

Smart contracts have enormous potential to change everything from the way companies secure payment to the way law firms serve their clients. Yet they remain significantly underutilized in today’s marketplace. We work with smart contract start-ups, programmers, companies seeking to adopt smart contract technologies, and various other clients to help them bring this transformative technology into practice.

Federal Investigations

In addition to providing transactional and compliance representation, we also have significant experience representing clients in federal investigations. Many of our blockchain lawyers are former DOJ prosecutors who have experience on both sides of these high-stakes matters. We represent individuals and entities facing investigations conducted by all federal law enforcement agencies, including the DOJ, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS CI), and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), among others.

When facing a federal investigation, executing a proactive defense strategy is of paramount importance. It is often possible to resolve these investigations favorably without charges being filed—but only if targets put in the effort to do so. Our blockchain lawyers are able to provide representation on an emergency basis when necessary; and, with local counsel in major cities across the United States, we are able to represent clients in blockchain-related federal investigations nationwide.

Blockchain Litigation

We also represent clients in civil blockchain litigation. Our blockchain lawyers handle all types of disputes in state courts, federal courts, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings. We are able to assist clients with cross-border and international disputes as well. This includes (but is not limited to) cases involving issues such as:

  • Contract disputes
  • Copyright and patent infringement claims
  • Corporate espionage and misappropriation of proprietary assets
  • Cybersecurity breach, hacking, and electronic theft litigation
  • Decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) litigation
  • Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) violations
  • Shareholder litigation

Who We Help

We serve an extremely diverse clientele. While many of the large law firms that provide blockchain representation only work with companies of similar stature, we are proud to represent clients involved in all aspects of blockchain innovation and that are in all phases of growth. At Blockchain Lawyer Powered by Oberheiden P.C., we represent clients including:

  • Entrepreneurs and company founders
  • Independently funded start-up entities
  • Venture capital-backed startup entities
  • Growth-stage companies
  • Established private and publicly-traded companies
  • Accounting firms and law firms
  • Investors, NFT creators, and other individuals

Where We Are

Blockchain Lawyer Powered by Oberheiden P.C. is headquartered in Dallas, TX, and we have a staffed office in Houston, TX. We also have offices in the following cities where our blockchain lawyers can meet with new and existing clients by appointment:

  • Detroit, MI
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Miami, FL
  • New York, NY
  • Portland, OR
  • Winter Park, FL

Our blockchain lawyers also routinely meet with clients on location; and, when representing clients in federal investigations and civil litigation, we can provide in-person representation anywhere in the United States. Of course, we are able to provide many of our services remotely, and our blockchain lawyers meet with our clients virtually on a regular basis.

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation with a Blockchain Lawyer at Oberheiden P.C.

If you would like to know more about Blockchain Lawyer Powered by Oberheiden P.C., we encourage you to get in touch. To schedule a complimentary consultation at your convenience, please call 888-680-1745 or tell us how we can reach you online today.