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A New Blockchain-Focused Law Firm Has Come to Town

August 17, 2018

Interview appeared in BlockTelegraph on August 17, 2018


 

Fisher Cataliotti

In response to the increase in regulations and legal issues that commonly occur in the blockchain industry, Fisher Cataliotti P.C. formed in 2018 in New York City. The attorneys at the firm have a history of representing a variety of clients involved in the blockchain, AI, and cryptocurrency industries.

Despite the small size of the firm, the staff takes pride in forming close relationships with clients and offering outside counsel while still being able to offer the top-notch expertise commonly found at larger firms. Because of this, the firm has quickly appealed to a wide array of clients, from entrepreneurs to large international businesses.

In addition to focusing primarily on newer technologies, Fisher Cataliotti represents clients in cases involving business immigration issues. The attorneys also have experience handling:

  • Regulatory Frameworks in State, Federal, And Global Agencies
  • Acquisitions and Mergers
  • Technology Transactions
  • Private Investments
  • Venture Capital Investments
  • Governmental Affairs and Public Policy
  • Tax Matters

Attorneys Michael Cataliotti and Katya Fisher founded the firm. A graduate of New York University and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Fisher has quickly grabbed the attention of those in her field. She was named as a Rising Star in Corporate Law by the Super Lawyers company in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Throughout her impressive career, she has represented many celebrities and entrepreneurs in cases involving immigration matters and is expected to speak next month at the Crypto Finance Conference held in Half Moon Bay California.

Blockchain Industry

There’s no denying that blockchain technology is here to stay and will continue to play a big role in virtually every industry, including finance, advertising, healthcare, gaming, and sports. It even is being used in governmental agencies. The attorneys at Fisher Cataliotti are well aware of this new reality. The team’s legal expertise and blockchain experience allows the boutique-style firm to take advantage of the opportunities and regulatory challenges that blockchain technology presents. This allows Fisher Cataliotti to better serve clients and makes it easier for the firm to participate in the blockchain arena.

Of course, it helps that Fisher is passionate about the blockchain industry. “I have also been incredibly lucky to work with brilliant entrepreneurial clients throughout my career,” she said in an interview. “Many of them went into the crypto/blockchain space and took me along for the ride, and for that I am grateful.”

Fisher also noted how the SEC has been cautious when determining its stance on digital asset transactions.

“There have been some statements, such as those made not too long ago by director of the SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance William Hinman, that suggest that the SEC, while maintaining its stance that the investor protections provided by securities regulations continue to be honored, may be willing to recognize different classes of tokens,” she said. “As of now, however, there is no clear formal guidance.”