Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology

It’s about Bitcoin – and a whole lot more.

Digital currency and the blockchain have come a long way since Satoshi Nakamoto published that famous white paper in 2008 introducing the world to the concept of Bitcoin.  And Capes Sokol is at the forefront of providing knowledgeable legal counsel to clients involved in or interacting with the digital currency space.

As the first St. Louis area practice group to focus on virtual currencies and blockchain technology, Capes Sokol has assembled a diverse group of nationally recognized attorneys and paralegals with expertise across many practice areas impacted by cryptocurrency. This deliberate mix of skill sets provides clients with a collaborative group of professionals uniquely situated to deliver the guidance necessary to deal with the cutting-edge legal issues related to digital currency or blockchain transactions.

The cross-practice team includes members of the following practices:

  • White Collar Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations
  • Civil & Criminal Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Business & Finance
  • Intellectual Property


  • Assist in the negotiation, implementation and enforcement of smart contracts

  • Offer counsel on digital currency related business disputes

  • Provide guidance as to Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

  • Identify and assist in complying with applicable regulatory requirements, including registration as a money services business

  • Advise as to the proper tax treatment of virtual currency transactions

  • Representation in Federal and State criminal and administrative investigations, including criminal investigations and federal and state securities inquiries

  • Respond to grand jury subpoenas and other government requests for information and documents


Practice Group Chair

Sanford J. Boxerman
Sanford J. Boxerman


Andrew W. Blackwell
Douglas S. Dove
Intellectual Property
Michael A. Kahn
Senior Counsel
Michelle F. Schwerin
Michelle F. Schwerin


Steven M. Ohrt