Passion. Experience. Diligence.


Daniel Kelman and Zachary Kelman formed Kelman PLLC in 2017, combining their unique expertise in securities and regulatory law, respectively, in the cryptocurrency and FinTech space. Prior to joining the firm, Daniel focused on securities law and Zachary specialized in financial compliance and regulatory law.  Daniel worked with some of the top cryptocurrency firms and products including the VeChain Foundation, crafting their ICO strategy, while Zachary explored the emerging regulatory landscape working as a Blockchain Expert at Medici group, and developing compliance programs for Bitt Inc., and

We found that their individual fields complemented each other’s in surprising, and what turned out to be inseparable, ways. Technology was changing finance and vice versa. This made them eager to cultivate their own practice, one that would effectively intersect their expertise with their respective interests. They believe that what wins a case and what makes a an organization thrive is the passion that drives it. Choosing to specialize in a field means that you are completely devoted to it; that you will protect it as if it were your own. That is the energy that sets them apart.

Kelman PLLC opened its doors in 2017. Since then, they've facilitated the success of projects across the cryptocurrency and FinTech landcape. 


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Zachary Kelman

Zachary focuses on the regulatory environment that surrounds virtual currency and financial technology, whether that’s obtaining licenses and designing compliance policies to meet newly crafted laws in the Philippines or meeting and crafting policies with Caribbean regulators. Prior to co-founding Kelman PLLC, he managed the compliance program for Zachary has represented and advised entrepreneurs on best legal practices for their business across the FinTech space.



Juris Doctor, 2012

B.S., 2008

Bar Admissions

• New York


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Daniel Kelman

From working at a prominent New York law firm, to opening his own practice in 2011, to acting as general counsel for, Daniel has represented cryptocurrency and FinTech clients large and small. He made headlines in 2013 when he fought on behalf of Mt. Gox creditors to secure and retrieve their funds. Practicing since the early days of cryptocurrency, Daniel has hands-on experience with how the regulatory and legal world is evolving in this space. Staying ahead of the law’s frequent changes is Daniel’s sixth sense.



Juris Doctor, 2010

B.A., 2007

Bar Admissions

• New York

• Hong Kong