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Zachary Kelman and Daniel Kelman formed Kelman PLLC in 2017, combing their unique expertise in AML/CFT Compliance, Regulatory Affairs, International Corporate Law within the traditional finance and FinTech industry. 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 Coins.ph.
They 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
Managing Partner read more
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 Coins.ph. Zachary has represented and advised entrepreneurs on best legal practices for their business across the FinTech space.
Education
SETON HALL Juris Doctor, 2012 THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN B.S., 2008
Bar Admissions
New York
From working at a prominent New York law firm, to opening his own practice in 2011, to acting as general counsel for Bitcoin.com, 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.
Education
BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL Juris Doctor, 2010 QUEENS COLLEGE B.A., 2007
Bar Admissions
New York
Daniel Kelman
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