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Matthew E. Kohen

Matthew E. Kohen

Of Counsel

Overview

Matthew Kohen focuses his practice on the representation of technology companies in emerging industries such as fintech, telecommunications, and cybersecurity. He regularly advises companies on issues related to capital formation, regulatory compliance, and general corporate matters.

Matthew also serves as co-chair of the firm’s blockchain technology and digital currency practice, and counsels companies in this space on how to structure their blockchain businesses and products into existing regulatory regimes.

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Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2017-2018)
  • Recognized as a Top Author for Cybersecurity in the First Annual Readers' Choice Awards, as compiled by JD Supra (March 2016)
  • Senior Articles Editor, University of Miami Law Review (2013-2014)
  • Recipient, Podhurst Orseck Scholarship (2013)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Merit Scholarship (2013)
  • Dean’s Fellow to Stephen K. Halpert, Professor, University of Miami School of Law (2012-2013)
  • Recipient, CALI Award for Legal Excellence in Legal Research and Writing (2012)
  • Recipient, Greenstein Family Scholarship (2012)
  • Recipient, Dean’s Certificate of Academic Achievement in Torts and Contracts (2011)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • One Community One Goal
    • Miami-Dade County’s official economic development organization
    • Beacon Council
    • Member, Information Technology Committee
  • InfraGard
    • Partnership between the FBI and the private sector dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against businesses and academic institutions
    • Member, Communications, Financial Services, & Information Technology Sectors
  • Member, Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA) Innovation Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • “Regulation Panel,” North American Bitcoin Conference, Miami (January 2018)
  • "Doing a TGE? Assemble your 'Dream Team'." BlockCon, Santa Monica, CA (October 11, 2017)
  • "The Law of Blockchain,"  Florida International University’s StartUP FIU, Miami (September 29, 2017)
  • “Early Stage Deal Structure, Preparing for Due Diligence, and NDAs,” Healthbox Miami Studio, Miami (June 19, 2015)

Credentials

Education
  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014)
  • American University (B.A., 2011)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Florida State Courts

Background

  • Legal Intern, United States Attorneys’ Office, Division of Economic & Environmental Crimes, Miami (2013)
  • Law Clerk, Jaffe Glenn Law Group, Miami (2012-2013)
  • Government Relations Intern, Wakefern Food Corporation, Keasbey, NJ (2011)
  • Intern, Office of Congressman Robert E. Andrews, Washington (2010-2011)
  • Law Clerk, Cordier Law Offices, Rockville, MD (2010)
  • Research, The Schwab Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Washington (2009-2010)

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