Rika Khurdayan, JD
Rika Khurdayan’s practice involves blockchain, virtual currencies and digital securities offerings (including tokenization of assets). She provides strategic, transactional and regulatory advice to a wide range of both established and emerging participants in the FinTech space, and regularly represents token issuers, cryptocurrency exchanges, traditional and crypto investment funds, as well as family offices and managers wishing to cross-over to the blockchain sector.
Khurdayan has extensive experience helping clients structure, negotiate and execute their most complex business transactions, with a particular focus on blockchain and FinTech, from traditional venture financing to regulatory-compliant digital securities offerings.
Over the years, Khurdayan advised a variety of clients, including emerging companies, private equity, and venture capital funds, private companies and family offices, in their development, acquisition, investment and disposition strategies. Rika helped these clients navigate the multiple regulatory regimes, tax laws, and legal systems as they move people, financial assets and business interests across international borders.
Khurdayan was named to Super Lawyers’ New York Metro Area “Rising Star” in 2018 in Technology Transactions sector. She has been involved in many conferences worldwide as panel speaker or presenter on the regulatory aspects of blockchain technology and regulation of cryptocurrencies.
Well-versed in global blockchain trends and jurisdictional differences, and passionate about renewable energy, IoT and shared economy projects.
Areas of expertise include:
- Regulatory Compliance (Blockchain)
- STOs and Tokenization of Assets
- Venture Capital
- Cross-Border Transactions
- Business Advisory
- Fund Formations
- Blockchain Advisory
- FinTech Advisory
- SEC rules and regulations for ICOs
About Dilendorf Khurdayan
Our firm offers cutting-edge strategic, transactional and regulatory solutions to a wide range of participants in the blockchain and FinTech space – token issuers, cryptocurrency exchanges, traditional and crypto investment funds, as well as businesses and managers looking to integrate blockchain technology into their existing business and investment models.
We guide our clients through every step of structuring and launching security token offerings (STOs), setting up crypto funds and tokenizing assets like fund interests, real estate, equity/debt instruments, etc.
We also provide comprehensive post-STO legal support to virtual-token sponsors and assist blockchain projects with regulatory licensing requirements, from application of money transmitter laws to obtaining broker-dealer licenses and ATS registrations.
To better serve our clients’ interests, we work diligently to keep abreast of new developments governing this fast-paced industry, including federal and state securities, tax and consumer-protection laws, broker-dealer, anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) regulations, as well as the local and international market dynamics.