My name is Greg Karch and I am a licensed Florida attorney with de la Peña & Holiday, LLP.   In 2014, I developed a keen interest in cryptocurrency, blockchain, ICO’s, and smart contracts and since have diligently worked to consistently advance my expertise in the space over the years.  My law practice is focused on business transactions from formation to dissolution, including corporate law, business formation, capitalization, and governance, business succession planning, business restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, advanced business finance, private equity transactions, initial coin offerings, and securities regulation.   My practice also includes intellectual property law, focusing on cyberlaw, cybersecurity, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and IP licensing agreements.

I continue to explore the developing legal framework surrounding emerging fintech innovation, including cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, smart contracts, ICO’s, and equity crowdfunding and way that the technologies can be applied to business transactions.  This blog is designed to allow me to share my findings and provide one lawyers thoughts and insights related to emerging law and public policy.

I  graduated cum laude from Florida A&M University School of Law, where I served as a senior editor on the Florida A&M Law Review in 2015.  I completed an LL.M. in Business Transactions from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2017.

Prior to law school, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University in 1993 and, while serving in the United States Navy, earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Troy University in 1994.

I have published several scholarly articles related to business transactions, touching on digital currency, blockchain, smart contracts, due diligence, risk management and cost controls.