My business cards say "Technology Lawyer" not "Bitcoin Lawyer" but Bitcoin-related work was approximately 60% of my legal practice last year.

In the last year I've spoken about Bitcoin and law in front of 300+ Canadian Corporate Counsel Association lawyers, a roomful of banking lawyers at the Canadian Institute's Payments Forum and at other smaller events. I'm often asked "what do you do for your clients?".

My Bitcoin legal services:

  1. Technology licensing agreements (with both companies & individuals in the Bitcoin space)
  2. Incorporating Bitcoin software companies (some with reverse vesting agreements for co-founders)
  3. Asset distribution schemes for digital currencies
  4. Helping clients understand how to frame securities law issues
  5. Explaining the interface between "smart contracts" and contract law
  6. Application of Bill C-31 (re: changes to Money Services Business [MSB] rules)
  7. Understanding commercial risks specific to Bitcoin and how they translate into contractual terms
  8. Drafting agreements that denominate payments in Bitcoin (e.g. independent contractor agreements)
  9. Explaining how Bitcoin (and similar cryptocurrencies) works (in language that lawyers/other professionals understand)
  10. Asset purchase agreements for digital currencies
  11. Advice about open-source software
  12. Ensuring compliance with open-source licensing terms
  13. Explaining/brainstorming about how Bitcoin concepts could be applied to existing legal processes and agreements
  14. Asset purchase agreements for Bitcoin software companies that are entirely Bitcoin-denominated
  15. Advice about using Bitcoin within traditional payments structures