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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 regulated financial technology companies navigating complex securities, derivatives, and cryptocurrency regulatory issues. Will regularly advises pre-IPO liquidity platforms and market participants with respect to product structuring and regulatory compliance. In addition, his practice focuses on advising cryptocurrency exchanges, custodians, and securities trading platforms with respect to federal securities laws, FINRA rules, security-based swap rules, 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 ongoing regulatory obligations. He also represents broker-dealers, hedge funds, and banks on various transactional issues, including with respect to structured products, derivatives trading strategies, 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.