Founded on 03-03-03, Adam Atlas Attorney at Law is a boutique commercial law firm dedicated to top-tier personal service to clients.
The firm advises principally on matters of electronic payments, crypto, blockchain and merchant transaction acquiring law. Payments businesses are advised by the firm from inception through business modeling, legal framing, compliance review, financing, acquisitions, dispute settlement and exit strategies. All payments models can draw on the wide experience of the firm with credit card acquiring, MSB licensing, OCC Special Purpose National Bank Charter for Fintech review, mobile payment application licensing, virtual currency, digital currency, Bitcoin, ev-payments, electric vehicle payment solutions, ATM placement, ACH, EFT, peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding, merchant cash advance and virtual world law. Traditional domestic as well as high risk and foreign models have all drawn on the resources of the firm. Beyond payments, Atlas assists in matters of artificial intelligence law and big data law.
Atlas has advised on crypto currency matters, including Bitcoin, since 2012.
Most of the clients of the firm are electronic transaction businesses located in the United States, including payment processors, banks and independent sales organizations. Taking an open-source approach to the law of payments, Atlas powers:
fintech.law – a free resource with in-depth payments-related information
paymentsbusinessideas.com – listing hundreds of them
MSBStatus.com – providing 50 state MSB status information for any entity in 30 seconds. Fintech lawyers, banks and regulators can turn to the service to save time and increase accuracy.
ICO Legal Hit and Miss List – Always fresh list of ICO token issuance legal blunders.
The firm is led by Adam N. Atlas, Esq., B.A. Hon., B.C.L., LL. B., holds a Bachelor of Civil Law, Bachelor of Common Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with Honors, all from McGill University, which included a year on exchange at the National University of Singapore. Atlas has been a member of the Bar of the State of New York and Bar of the Province of Quebec and since 1998. His professional memberships include, the American Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association. Before establishing the firm, Atlas practiced corporate law at Stikeman Elliott, an international business law firm.
Four professionals are engaged in the work of the firm; they bring to files experience having worked in-house at a fully-licensed US MSB, New York payments trial leadership and experience in leading commercial and compliance work across dozens of payment models from credit card acquiring Through to virtual currency businesses.
Adam Atlas provides updates on U.S. MSB laws to the U.S. Money Services Business Association.