Michael (“Mike”) is one of the two founding partners of Wolfe Miglio and is a skilled professional in the analysis and movement of both the cryptocurrency market and the U.S. regulatory environment. Prior to the completing of his Doctor of Jurisprudence at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Mike traveled the world and learned to speak conversational Mandarin Chinese, and also worked for Tilleke & Gibbins in Bangkok, Thailand and DLA Piper in Singapore. His appreciation and love for technology led him to become an early cryptocurrency investor and enthusiast. His work is a way for him to combine his enthusiasm for new and developing technology with his career as a legal professional.
Mike specializes in assisting clients who wish to enter, or are already engaged in, the growing cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. He handles matters within the United States as well as internationally, with his top concerns being the protection of his clients from legal liability and their success as a company overall. Mike takes a personal interest in his client’s success and safety in the long term.
As one of the United States’ premier cryptocurrency attorneys, Michael is technically savvy and is highly familiar with the technical aspects of smart contracts and blockchain technology at its core. Mike’s personal network of influencers, tech specialists, financial professionals, investors, and blockchain related service companies allow him to easily help his clients in multiple areas and in a comprehensive fashion. He has consulted on legal matters that touch dozens of countries and continues to advise on STOs/ICOs/IEOs, traditional private equity funding, funds, and exchanges regarding their legal needs.
Adam lived his early years traveling abroad, spending most of his life between the United States and Germany. He has since become extremely well versed in the developing and changing field of cryptocurrency, as well as traditional corporate securities and capital markets. After completing his B.A. at The University of Texas at Austin, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, he co-founded Wolfe Miglio. Today, he focuses on assisting cryptocurrency and blockchain clients with securities compliance, business strategy development, offering documentation, fund repatriation, and solving unforeseen issues that occur during offerings.
Adam prides himself on being a leading U.S. cryptocurrency and blockchain lawyer and was recognized by MarketWatch in a 2019 spotlight article as having filed more regulation D exemptions with the SEC for cryptocurrency projects than any other single attorney in the United States for the previous year. As one of the managing partners in an industry-leading boutique law firm, Adam provides legal advice and services to projects world-wide. Over his legal career he has consulted on matters in the United States, Japan, Canada, Australia, Germany, and many other countries.
Lily joined Wolfe Miglio in 2018 after spending her 10-year career as an IP, Fintech, and Securities attorney. Licensed to practice in Illinois, New York and China, Lily helps clients develop a comprehensive strategy for their offerings that responds in an effective manner to the constantly changing international legal field of cryptocurrency and digital assets. Her client history ranges from startup companies to large established companies; from individual investors to institutional investment funds; from market participants to market makers.
Lily worked at an AmLaw 50 law firm on cross border Mergers and Acquisitions and spent 5 years working at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) where she developed an understanding of U.S. securities regulations and laws. She uses that experience to help her clients understand the pragmatic considerations for ICOs and STOs. She is fluent in both Chinese and English.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jesse has 10 years of experience working with startups and small and medium-sized enterprises in the areas of blockchain, e-commerce, and corporate governance at the international level. Jesse joined Wolfe Miglio in 2019 from Ziliak Law’s Blockchain practice group, where he advised digital asset funds on formations and capital raises and assisted cryptocurrency exchanges with licenses for money transmission in the U.S.
Jesse graduated from Tulane Law School in 2016 with an accelerated dual degree focusing on the intersection of law and development. He was Managing Editor of the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law and President of the Tulane International Law Society. He worked with worked with a seed stage venture capital firm; with a legal search startup acquired by LexisNexis; with a boutique international transactional law firm on matters related to foreign direct investment in Bhutan and U.S. investment in China; and with an indigenous tribe in the Amazon Rainforest on capacity building through entrepreneurship.
Jeoyuh is an intellectual property attorney with over 20 years of experience in the field. After Graduating with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his Juris Doctor at The Catholic University of America, he began the practice of intellectual property law. Formerly a USPTO patent examiner/PTAB judicial intern, he now focuses on protection and commercialization of brands, innovations, and creative works. He specializes in obtaining and enforcing value-added patents in the fields of medical devices, autonomous vehicles, consumer electronics, and artificial intelligence (AI).
Jeoyuh is a native speaker of English and Mandarin Chinese and uses his skills to prepare and prosecute patent applications, conduct patentability and clearance options, register trademarks, and offer counseling and legal advising to small and large businesses on the cutting edge of Intellectual property, business strategies, and innovation.
William is seasoned litigator licensed in all state and federal courts in California, who regularly practices throughout the United States through a network of local counsel. William specializes in complex, multi-district, and multi-party lawsuits. He has recovered well over two hundred million dollars for clients and helped change laws to protect them.
Because he is routinely involved in “bet the company” litigation, William faces (teams of) the best attorneys in America. William is often on the Lead Counsel team of high-stakes class actions. In the crypto space, these include In re Tezos Securities Litigation and Hunichen v. Atonomi, LLC, which challenge whether ICOs are unregistered securities offerings. As defense counsel, William has obtained prompt dismissal in several complex class actions. One case was dismissed – not settled – a mere 73 days after William was retained. This litigation acumen provides unique insights for business clients. The contracts they sign, and the deals they make only become an issue when problems arise. William's goal is to anticipate these problems and avoid them, all while providing strategic guidance to help clients grow their business.
William is a business owner, angel investor, and has served as general counsel for two technology start-ups. As such, clients rely on William to navigate complex issues involving shareholder rights, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and strategy. William also help clients avoid exposure to class actions using his experience building cases against America’s top companies. He reviews client business models, then recommends changes that discourage the filing of class actions, and minimizes the damages from any future class cases.
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