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Morrison & Foerster LLP

FinTech Legal

2 ranked individualsBand 2USAFinTech 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Morrison & Foerster is praised for its deep bench of lawyers working in the FinTech space. They handle a broad range of matters, including regulatory issues, payments, data privacy, cryptocurrency and blockchain. Their emerging companies practice is recognised as being very strong, along with their proactiveness in dealing with and responding to regulators. The team is additionally well versed in handling issues relating to state money transmission laws and licensing.

Strengths

"Our products touch state laws, federal laws, stage agencies and international agencies. The breadth of experience and services that they offer is important to us."

"I like their efficiency and the way they think things through."

Work highlights

Advised San-Francisco-headquartered financial guidance company NerdWallet in its acquisition of Fundera, a financial resource for small and medium-sized businesses in the US.

Notable practitioners

Crystal Kaldjob serves as co-head of the firm's FinTech practice group. She acts for a number of FinTech companies, merchants and financial institutions on key regulatory and transactional mandates, including strategic partnerships. "She anticipated some of the key issues in the contractual arrangement and was able to give us options for handling those tricky issues," says a client, adding: "I think she is practical and business-minded."

Jeffrey Silberman is noted for his ability to advise on a wide variety of product and regulatory matters for clients in the FinTech space, including online payments and lending platforms. According to a client: "Jeff is very knowledgeable both on general corporate matters and on all things FinTech, including capital markets transactions and consumer lending regulations." He recently joined Morrison & Foerster from Reed Smith.

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FinTech Legal: Payments & Lending


Crystal N. Kaldjob
Up and Coming
Jeffrey D Silberman
Band 3