A Q&A-Style Legal Workshop on Tax Reform
for a Cryptocurrency Fund


Join us on April 19th, 2018 for the third workshop in our Cryptocurrency Fund Workshop Series: "Tax Implications of Tax Reform Bill on Hedge Funds."  held on the campus of Columbia University in New York City.  The event will also be available via live webinar.  Registration for the webinar will close one hour prior to the event.  

This invitation-only event provides prospective fund managers an opportunity to learn the legal and business tax implications on hedge funds as a result of the recent passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.                                                                                         

Our attorneys and guest speakers have spent their careers focused on securities and investment fund law and provide a deep level of expertise and sophistication to our cryptocurrency fund clients.  Capital Fund Law Group has extensive experience forming cryptocurrency funds and has represented a large percentage of the total cryptocurrency funds in existence today.


 Attorney Presenters

John S. Lore | Managing Partner | Capital Fund Law

CF John Headshot COLOR Cropped.jpgJohn Lore is the Managing Partner of Capital Fund Law Group.  John has spent his legal career focused on advising emerging fund managers and has answered investment fund legal questions from over one-thousand emerging investment fund managers in nearly every state in the US and throughout the world. He has formed more cryptocurrency funds than nearly any attorney in the world.

Mr. Lore advises investment fund sponsors on all aspects of their business, from capital raising and fund formation to implementation of their business models. His representation of a broad range of asset managers allows him to keep abreast of emerging trends. Prior to founding Capital Fund Law Group, Mr. Lore practiced corporate and securities law at a number of law firms, including in the private securities practice group, resident in the New York City and Moscow offices, of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, one of the largest international law firms in the world. 

Christopher Rogers |  Partner | Capital Fund Law

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Christopher Rogers practices in the areas of investment fund formation, securities law, corporate law and taxation, Mr. Rogers advises clients on the structuring, formation, and compliance of hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and other alternative investment vehicles. Mr. Rogers also has extensive experience counseling operating companies in raising debt and equity capital through Regulation D private placement offerings in a variety of industries, including real estate, mining, lending, oil and gas, healthcare, manufacturing, automotive and others. 

Mr. Rogers received his J.D. cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Tax and Business Law Society. After law school, Mr. Rogers received an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University. In addition to his law degrees, Mr. Rogers holds an MBA and Masters of Professional Accountancy from Weber State University.

Mr. Rogers is a member of the Rhode Island State Bar, the Massachusetts State Bar, the Utah State Bar, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.

Guest Speakers

 Eric Essian |  Tax Manager | Richey May & Co.

Eric Essian

Eric Essian joined Richey May in 2017 and serves as a Tax Manager within the Alternative Investments Practice, specializing in the taxation of hedge, fund of funds, private equity and cryptocurrency funds. Eric consults with clients, administrators, and attorneys on many types of fund tax issues, including the startup, formation and ongoing operational issues of a fund, state tax issues, taxation of financial products, and tax law changes. Eric is also actively involved in the research of tax reform and the applicability of tax law as it relates to cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Prior to joining Richey May, Eric spent five years in Big 4 alternative investment groups in Chicago and the Cayman Islands, specializing in the tax treatments of wealth management, hedge funds, and offshore special purpose vehicles.

Ian Gobin | Partner | Harneys

Ian Gobin

Ian Gobin is a partner in Harneys’ Cayman office. Ian's practice has a dedicated focus on fund managers, their clients and their service providers. He advises on the legal and regulatory treatment of investment funds, private equity funds and management companies established in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. He also advises institutional and private clients throughout Europe and North America on funds matters.

Prior to joining Harneys, Ian was the global head of the investment funds teams at Appleby and prior to that Ian was a partner at Walkers. Before going offshore in 2001, Ian trained and qualified as a solicitor at Clifford Chance in London, working in the capital markets group. 

Ian is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, a Cayman Islands attorney-at-law and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean. He is recommended by Legal 500.

Live Webinar

There will be an accompanying live webinar for those unable to attend in person at our New York office.  In connection with your request for an invitation, please send questions (of a general and non-confidential nature) that you would like to see answered by our speakers. 

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.  Please let us know of any allergies.  There is no fee to attend.

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