Felix Shipkevich is a principal of Shipkevich PLLC. His practice focuses on payment systems and mobile payments, as well as futures, commodities, and derivatives regulatory, transactional, and enforcement matters. Mr. Shipkevich’s payments practice has brought him into contact with money transmitter registration requirements in all fifty U.S. States. In this capacity, he regularly corresponds with state agencies regarding changes to money transmitter law. His work with money transmitters also includes writing agreements to protect their rights, packaging and ushering through application materials for licensing, and structuring transactions to achieve regulatory efficiency. His practice also includes enforcement defense litigation and regulatory investigations of money service business by federal and state authorities. He has represented money services business as well as technology companies in the money transmitter space in connection with mergers and acquisitions, cross-border purchase and sale negotiations and agreements, and general money service business company arrangements.
Mr. Shipkevich regularly represents some of the largest non-bank foreign exchange dealers and money transmitters. Blockchain-based technologies regulations are his area of expertise and he has spoken at various panels for Cryptocurrency and Capital Markets law. He has spoken at national panels in the money transmitter space and payments industry.
Felix Shipkevich is regularly involved with both national and cross-border financial services regulatory issues including representing clients investigated by regulatory bodies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Mr. Shipkevich is also a special professor of law at Hofstra University teaching corporate finance law.
He has also been involved with various regulatory and legal aspects of token sales and FinTech cryptocurrency firms. Mr. Shipkevich is a frequent speaker on the subjects of Bitcoin ATM regulations, defining Bitcoin legality, and how government agencies regulate ICOs Compliance (SEC, IRS, FinCen, DOJ, State Regulators, NYDFS, CFPB).
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