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Darryl Steinhause, Partner with DLA Piper, to Speak at the Knowledge Groupís Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Crowdfunding in 2019: Trends and Updates to Watch for Event

New York, NY, November 24, 2018 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Darryl Steinhause, Partner with DLA Piper, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Crowdfunding in 2019: Trends and Updates to Watch For.” This event is scheduled for December 13, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Eastern Time.

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About Darryl Steinhause

Darryl Steinhause is a partner in DLA Piper's Real Estate Capital Markets group.

Real estate private equity funds represent an integral component of our real estate capital markets practice, encompassing the corporate and securities, tax, ERISA, 1940 Act, and real estate disciplines. Lawyers in this group are familiar with industry best practices and are well versed in the structuring and formation of a wide variety of real estate private equity funds, including those adopting a private REIT structure. A significant aspect of this representation involves the formation and structuring of sponsor ownership vehicles in a tax-efficient manner in order to maximize after-tax incentive payments to sponsors, their owners, and their employees.

With more than 30 years of experience in highly technical securities and tax transactions, Mr. Steinhause has structured securities offerings for a wide variety of significant clients across the country, acting as lead counsel on several billion dollars of fund, debt, tenant in common (TIC), Delaware statutory trust (DST), real estate investment trust (REIT), Opportunity Zone Funds and other offerings. He has represented both sponsors and institutional investors in a variety of deal structures, including publicly registered transactions, private placements and institutional funds. His experience also includes structuring lending transactions and loan workouts for borrowers particularly involving TICs, REITs and DSTs.

Noted for his ability to create solutions and structure complex deals, Mr. Steinhause has acted as tax and securities counsel to over US$8 billion of DST, REIT and TIC acquisitions.

About DLA Piper

The Real Estate Capital Markets group of DLA Piper builds creative solutions for your business needs. Our interdisciplinary approach ensures the involvement of skilled practitioners to address the complexities of real estate securities. Our group’s experience acting as lead counsel on fund, REIT, DST, TIC and debt offerings, gives our clients an edge in capital markets transactions.


The popularity of crowdfunding as an entirely new way of financing business has skyrocketed in recent years, as proven by many million-dollar projects that it had brought to life. Now, another emerging major investment theme is on its way forward: blockchain in crowdfunding. With the many opportunities this digital distributed ledger technology can offer, blockchain is expected to grow at a rapid phase in the coming years.

However, it does not come without its regulatory implications and risks. As this method of investing becomes widespread, businesses and their counsel should familiarize themselves with the recent crowdfunding and cryptocurrency trends and updates to keep themselves compliant with relevant laws and, therefore, minimize exposure to potential risks and pitfalls.

In this Live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help businesses and their counsel understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the regulatory considerations of blockchain in crowdfunding as well as the recent key issues which will impact the compliance landscape in 2019.

Key topics include:

• Blockchain in Crowdfunding: An Overview
• 2018 Trends and Developments
• Legal and Cybersecurity Risks and Pitfalls
• Crowdfunding Litigation
• Best Compliance Practices and Considerations
• Outlook for 2019

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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