Sullivan & Worcester Ranked in the 2019 Edition of Chambers FinTech

29.11.2018 | Press Release

New York, NY – Sullivan & Worcester’s Fintech & Blockchain practice group has been ranked in the 2019 edition of Chambers FinTech and Joel Telpner, head of the Fintech & Blockchain practice group, has been named by Chambers and Partners as one of the Top 10 Fintech attorneys in America.

Chambers FinTech ranks lawyers and law firms based on their technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and on other qualities most valued by the client.

Chambers noted the following in its assessment of the firm and Joel:

What the team is known for

Sullivan & Worcester is held in high esteem for its abilities acting for blockchain and cryptocurrency clients, where its skills in regulatory work, initial coin offerings and in setting up cryptocurrency exchanges comes to the fore. The firm also offers niche expertise advising governmental institutions on the use of digital assets and blockchain in public policy and record-keeping matters.


“They have been an excellent legal adviser to our project from the outset. They’ve met all our expectations and beyond when it comes to legal support and credibility in the industry. The advice and documentation have always been to the highest standard.”

“They have been easy to reach at any time and respond very quickly, and their work attitude is tremendous and encouraging. They try to understand our concerns and not simply impose their preferences.”

Work highlights

Retained by blockchain-based supply chain management platform Fr8 to advise on its USD60 million initial coin offering and protocol launch.

Notable practitioners

Joel Telpner garners accolades from clients, who describe him as a “very sharp and very experienced partner” that can “sort through the chaff and get to the nub of things impressively quickly.” His practice features considerable strength in the blockchain and cryptocurrency field, particularly with regards to regulatory compliance in areas such as exchange listings and initial coin offerings.

About ZAG-S&W
ZAG-S&W (Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co.) is an international law firm with offices in Israel, the United States, China, and the United Kingdom. The firm’s attorneys specialize in all disciplines of commercial law for both publicly held and private companies, with particular expertise in high-tech, life sciences, international transactions, and capital markets. ZAG-S&W provides result-driven legal and business advice to its clients, addressing all aspects of the clients’ business activities, including penetration into new markets in strategic locations. In recent years, the firm has acted on a majority of the equity and debt financing transactions by Israeli technology companies on the NASDAQ. It has been the firm’s experience that the best results, those that give our clients the competitive advantage they need, are attained by coupling professional experience, global presence, and connections with the investor communities in Israel and abroad.

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