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Clients value Will's experience across regulatory regimes and product offerings, and he draws on that background to strategically evaluate their business objectives and legal needs. He provides counsel to cryptocurrency, blockchain and digital asset businesses navigating federal and state regulatory frameworks. He regularly advises cryptocurrency trading platforms, exchanges, custodians and related businesses with respect to federal securities laws, FINRA rules, anti-money laundering, know your customer, state money transmitter licensing requirements, and the New York BitLicense.
Will counsels technology focused broker-dealers on formation issues, product structuring, the FINRA membership process and satisfying on-going regulatory obligations. He also represents broker-dealers, hedge funds, and banks on various transactional issues including with respect to structured products, private securities transactions, and security-based swaps.
Prior to joining Lowenstein Sandler, Will served as assistant vice president at Barclays Investment Bank, where he was responsible for negotiating derivative documentation with hedge funds, Investment Company Act of 1940 funds, pension funds, and corporate and insurance company clients.