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Crypto Mining.

Bitcoin miners face numerous legal challenges and risks. Successfully navigating these challenges and managing risks effectively requires a comprehensive understanding of the legal landscape and a strong commitment to regulatory compliance. Miners must avoid unnecessary litigation risks and be prepared to defend themselves.

Our firm offers full-service legal representation to bitcoin miners operating in the United States. We provide deep insights and practical advice, backed by extensive knowledge and experience.

Our Approach

Comprehensive Legal Support

Almost all aspects of bitcoin mining have legal implications. Whether in compliance, risk management, or federal defense, miners need experienced legal counsel on a day-to-day basis. Our lawyers are available to serve as outside General Counsel to bitcoin miners across the country.

Experienced Representation in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Industries

We have a long history of representing companies in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries, including consumer and financial services, application and software development, tokenized in-game assets, e-commerce, mining services, and marketplace payment service providers. Our clients range from large mining groups to investors, and mining faclicities. We provide counsel on commercial transactions, equity investments, M&As, regulatory issues, and tax issues.

Focused Legal Services for Bitcoin Miners

We specializes in Blockchain, Mining, Smart Contracts, and Cryptocurrency matters. Whether you are new to blockchain or have deep industry expertise, we are here to help.

Our Legal Services for Bitcoin Miners Include:

Commercial Contracts

We assist with drafting and negotiating essential commercial agreements, including asset purchase agreements (for mining equipment), hosting agreements, master service agreements, power supply agreements, and promissory notes.


Mining Facility/Data Center Setup

Setting up a mining facility involves several legal considerations. We provide guidance on commercial real estate purchases, commercial leases, power supply agreements, and zoning and land use regulations.


Mergers and Acquisitions

We handle legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions involving crypto mining companies or facilities, ensuring smooth transactions and regulatory compliance.


Venture Investment

We support venture investments in crypto mining companies, offering services such as stock purchase agreements, voting agreements, LLC operating agreements, and entrusted shareholding agreements.


Legal and Regulatory Compliance

Our firm represents bitcoin miners in all areas of legal and regulatory compliance, including:

  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Finance Compliance: Ensuring adherence to federal laws and regulations to prevent implications of oversights or malfeasance.

  • Environmental Compliance: Navigating increased scrutiny regarding the environmental impacts of mining operations.

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Compliance: Assisting with FERC approvals and negotiations related to environmental and energy costs.

  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Compliance: Ensuring compliance with FTC regulations, including truth in advertising and data security.

  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Compliance: Prioritizing compliance for equity-funded private companies or those seeking public registration.

  • Tax Compliance: Addressing cryptocurrency-related tax obligations and ensuring compliance with IRS regulations.


Risk Management

Effective risk management is essential for bitcoin miners. We help our clients address a wide range of legal issues, from data security to avoiding third-party intellectual property infringement, by developing and implementing comprehensive, custom-tailored risk management programs.

"Forward Thinking Legal specializes in and focuses on serving startups and entrepreneurs. When you first start, they will aid you in designing your company’s structure and preparing you for the early phases of corporate management and compliance… tailored to your company's needs..."
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