Emanuel Orlando focuses his practice on representing clients in emerging technologies including blockchain, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence satellite technologies, online and console gaming, VR/AR products, robotics. Emanuel has particular experience handling security token offerings and traditional share offerings pursuant to Rule 504 and Rule 506(c) of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933 and Regulation A+ of Title IV of the JOBS Act. Emanuel represents cryptocurrency exchanges and token-based platforms in legal compliance in a complex and rapidly evolving regulatory landscape, including the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (including broker-dealer exemptions and compliance), Regulation ATS, Investment Company Act of 1940, Investment Adviser Act of 1940, CFTC’s Commodity Exchange Act, and FinCEN’s Money Services Business regulations. He also assists fund sponsors and promoters on the structuring, formation and launch of hedge funds, deal-by-deal funds and venture capital funds investing in cryptocurrencies, ICOs and other emerging technologies.
Emanuel previously practiced at Kaye Scholer, LLP, where he handled transactions in entertainment, renewable energy development and private equity fund operations. Emanuel also has experience with intellectual property transactions including trademark prosecution and IP licensing.