Joe Guagliardo

Partner, Dentons

Joe Guagliardo is a partner in Dentons’ global Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies practice and co-leads the Dentons Global Blockchain and Digital Assets practice. He advises public and private companies on technology transactions and provides general counseling concerning technology and intellectual property development and commercialization, financing, regulatory and other cross-disciplinary legal matters facing emerging technology businesses in the global economy. Joe’s clients span a wide range of industry sectors and emerging technology subject matter including, among others, fintech, healthtech, adtech, blockchain, cryptocurrency and NFTs, big data and machine learning / AI, and e-commerce and fulfillment.

As a seasoned tech transactions lawyer who also draws on his prior business experience in the software industry, Joe is known for his practical approach to navigating the increasing complexities facing the technology industry where business, technical and legal/regulatory interests are often in conflict. This has been particularly valuable for his blockchain and cryptocurrency clients navigating the evolving legal landscape in the U.S. and worldwide.

His blockchain and cryptocurrency experience spans a wide range of subject matter including advising on, among others, blockchain node validator agreements, token sales and token staking terms, regulatory considerations in blockchain and digital assets, blockchain consortium formation, non-fungible token (NFT) platform development and operation, and intellectual property issues concerning NFTs.

He is a sought-after speaker and author on blockchain and other technology-related topics. He has been recognized as a “Top Author” in the JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards for his thought leadership on blockchain technology.

Joe regularly hosts blockchain meetups in the U.S. and technology podcasts covering a range of legal and technology topics for the business and legal communities. He is also a Senior Advisor for the Cypher Accelerator, a blockchain accelerator program run by the Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.

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