Associate, Perkins Coie LLP
Michael Selig focuses his practice on innovative financial technologies. He counsels clients on the application of federal and state commodities, securities, banking and money transmission laws to novel technologies and technology transactions. This includes advising clients on the operation of rules and regulations promulgated by the CFTC, SEC, FTC, FinCEN, banking regulators and state agencies.
Michael works with technology companies and exchanges that use blockchain technology to issue or offer trading of crypto assets, enhance trade execution and clearing, and streamline business operations. This includes guiding companies through the crypto asset sale or grant process; drafting and providing advice regarding technology agreements and documentation; advising on the applicability of U.S. and foreign laws and regulations; preparing registration and licensing applications; and counseling on corporate matters. He also advises funds, financial institutions, digital wallet and custodial services businesses, payment processors, nonprofit organizations and e-commerce merchants on issues related to the transfer and storage of crypto assets.