Sullivan Ranked in the 2019 Edition of Chambers FinTech

Press Release
November 28, 2018

New York, NY - Sullivan's Fintech & Blockchain practice group has been ranked in the 2019 edition of Chambers FinTech and Joel Telpner, head of the Fintech & Blockchain practice group, has been named by Chambers and Partners as one of the Top 10 Fintech attorneys in America.

Chambers FinTech ranks lawyers and law firms based on their technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and on other qualities most valued by the client.

Chambers noted the following in its assessment of the firm and Joel:

What the team is known for

Sullivan is held in high esteem for its abilities acting for blockchain and cryptocurrency clients, where its skills in regulatory work, initial coin offerings and in setting up cryptocurrency exchanges comes to the fore. The firm also offers niche expertise advising governmental institutions on the use of digital assets and blockchain in public policy and record-keeping matters.


"They have been an excellent legal adviser to our project from the outset. They've met all our expectations and beyond when it comes to legal support and credibility in the industry. The advice and documentation have always been to the highest standard."

"They have been easy to reach at any time and respond very quickly, and their work attitude is tremendous and encouraging. They try to understand our concerns and not simply impose their preferences."

Work highlights

Retained by blockchain-based supply chain management platform Fr8 to advise on its USD60 million initial coin offering and protocol launch.

Notable practitioners

Joel Telpner garners accolades from clients, who describe him as a "very sharp and very experienced partner" that can "sort through the chaff and get to the nub of things impressively quickly." His practice features considerable strength in the blockchain and cryptocurrency field, particularly with regards to regulatory compliance in areas such as exchange listings and initial coin offerings.

About Sullivan 

Sullivan is a leading corporate law firm advising clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses. With approximately 200 lawyers in Boston, London, New York, Tel Aviv and Washington, DC, the firm offers services in a wide range of areas, including corporate finance, banking, trade finance, securities and mutual funds, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, tax, real estate and REITs, private equity and venture capital, bankruptcy, environment and natural resources, renewable energy and water resources, regulatory law, and employment and benefits. ZAG/Sullivan — a joint venture between Israel-based Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co. and Sullivan — provides counsel to Israel-based companies and U.S. companies with Israeli interests on a variety of legal matters including access to capital markets, corporate issues, and tax. For more information please visit

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