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Cryptocurrency Primer: What They Are, How They Work, Their History, and Their Future

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This CLE program will help you better understand cryptocurrency and the history behind such currency. Marshal Shichtman will discuss in layman’s terms, how virtual currency works, what it is, the legal and regulatory issues involved in digital tokens, how they are made, how they trade, governmental classifications, and the future of cryptocurrencies.

Lecturer Bio

Marshal D. Shichtman, Esq

Marshal Shichtman has been an attorney for over 15 years, practicing in the areas of corporate, securities, finance, and family offices, primarily in the areas of capital markets and trade. The practice consists of both transactional and litigation, and Mr. Shichtman has participated in litigations in 12 states (both State and Federal), appeared before several Federal agencies, handled transactions in a multitude of states and over 25 countries in a diverse array of activities. These activities range from bringing small companies public (3 countries), intrastate, interstate and international estate planning and corresponding family trusts, liaising with accountants, and acting as special counsel for matters outside the ordinary course of business (e.g. corporate investigations, mediation/arbitration between concerned parties, incident management, creation of controls and procedures and policies, etc.), but mostly sundry trade and corporate matters. Essentially, Mr. Shichtman represents people and those people’s business interests, and Mr. Shichtman handles the matter within his competence or finds and manages counsel who can.

Educationally, Mr. Shichtman attained his undergraduate degree from Boston University, his law degree from Touro Law Center, his MBA in Finance from Long Island University, his LLM in International Taxation and Offshore Financial Centers from St. Thomas University, and studied for passing the bar at Oxford-Brookes University in the United Kingdom. Mr. Shichtman is licensed to practice in the State of New York, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals for the State of New York, the Eastern and Southern Federal Districts for the State of New York, and maintains a current practicing certificate in England and Wales. Prior to going to law school, Mr. Shichtman worked for several brokerage houses starting as a cold caller and working up to director of private placements and director of compliance.

Mr. Shichtman also works with several Not-For-Profit (“NFP”) organizations and sits on the Board of Directors or as a Trustee for several NFPs, some of which are multimillion dollar organizations. Mr. Shichtman also participates in charitable events and helps to raise over $30,000 annually through various events for charities and scholarship awards, and sits a committee member for the charitable arm of two NFPs allocating donations to worthy causes from the NFPs, and is the lead coordinator for two annual gala events to help raise funds and awareness, and co-coordinator for an annual golf outing.

Mr. Shichtman has made presentations for CLE on various topics from Naked Short Selling and Cryptocurrencies, to more sundry matters such as buying and selling a business, in addition to giving talks on financial planning and financial literacy to non-lawyers.

Mr. Shichtman has been the subject of an article in the New York Law journal, and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, and Coin Desk.

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