Boxerman & Schwerin to Present at 2018 Midwest Accounting & Finance Blockchain Conference

On September 27th, Michelle F. Schwerin and Sanford J. Boxerman will present at MOCPA’s Midwest Accounting and Finance Blockchain Conference on the “Legal Implications of Blockchain Systems Adoption.”


On Thursday, September 27, 2018, Michelle F. Schwerin and Sanford J. Boxerman will present at the Midwest Accounting and Finance Blockchain Conference. This 8-hour event, presented by The Missouri Society of CPAs, will provide attendees with the foundation of blockchain technology, essential knowledge, and explore the rich applications and use for accounting, controller, legal, and advisory services professionals. Michelle and Sandy will present a session entitled, “Legal Implications of Blockchain Systems Adoption.”


Legal Implications of Blockchain Systems Adoption

This panel will address current legal issues concerning virtual currency and blockchain technology systems, which accountants might face in their own practices as well as in addressing their clients’ activities.  Specifically, we will discuss regulatory developments in tax, securities, and other investment and functional business operations fields.  We will also address current case law and how these developments might affect the advice and services offered to clients.

For additional information about The Midwest Accounting and Finance Blockchain Conference, please visit the event registration site.



The Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA) is the premier professional development organization dedicated to CPAs in Missouri, representing more than 8,000 members in public practice, industry, government, and education.


About the Speakers:


Sandy Boxerman is one of the founding shareholders of Capes Sokol. He obtained his law degree from Harvard Law School. Sandy represents individuals and entities in white collar criminal prosecutions, internal investigations and criminal and civil tax matters. Sandy also counsels clients in the digital currency and Blockchain space, particularly with respect to regulatory and tax matters.  Sandy chairs Capes Sokol’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice group, as well as the firm’s Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology practice group. Sandy co-teaches the tax fraud prosecutions course in the graduate tax program as an adjunct faculty member at the Washington University School of Law. He is an inaugural member of the Digital Currency and Ledger Defense Coalition.



Michelle Feit Schwerin practices in the Tax Controversy and Litigation, Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology, and White Collar Criminal Defense practice groups at Capes Sokol.  Michelle obtained her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis.  She was recently recognized with the  “Outstanding Young Professional” award from the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and the John C. Shepherd Professional Award from the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL). Michelle is also an adjunct professor at Webster University, where she teaches in the Masters of Forensic Accounting program at the Walker School of Business & Technology and Co-Chairs the ABA Tax Section’s Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee Sub-Committee on Important Civil Tax Developments.  Michelle is an active member of the Women in White Collar Criminal Defense Association and the Digital Currency and Ledger Defense Coalition.


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