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Max Dilendorf Esq.

Securities offerings Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Maksim


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About Max

Learn Max’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Securities offerings
    30%
    Legal guidance through the whole process of a security token offering (STO)- from structuring to conducting the STO in compliance with securities regulations and other US federal and state laws.

    6 years, 20 cases

  2. Licensing
    26%
    State money transmitter licenses for for cryptocurrency and blockchain industry.

    6 years, 10 cases

  3. Banking
    15%
    U.S. Bank Secrecy Act compliance for cryptocurrency exchanges, Defi industry, P2P cryptocurrency traders, NFT platforms and Dapp Developers.

    6 years

  4. Arbitration
    10%
    Consumer fraud arbitration cases against cryptocurrency exchanges

    3 years, 15 cases

  5. Business
    7%
    Selecting and establishing optimal onshore and offshore business structures for cryptocurrency and blockchain industry.

    6 years, 10 cases

  6. Tax
    7%
    Tax compliance for cryptocurrency and blockchain industry.

    4 years, 20 cases

  7. Federal crime
    5%
    White collar crisis management for cryptocurrency and blockchain industry.

    6 years

Max Dilendorf’s practice is focused on digital assets, cryptocurrency, and asset tokenization. Max is an early adopter who joined the industry in 2016. His cryptocurrency legal philosophy relies on federal and state compliance for counseling clients on meeting their compliance and regulatory obligations. Clients rely on Max’s personalized approach and unparalleled cutting–edge legal knowledge in the world of digital assets for solving the most challenging crypto legal puzzles.

Cryptocurrency and digital assets is a complex and multidimensional area of law often requiring intricate practical analysis and application of the following laws and regulations:

  • the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934;
  • the Anti-Money Laundering Law (“AML”);
  • the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”);
  • 50 state-specific money transmitter laws (“MTL”) with a nationwide application standard;
  • the U.S. Internal Revenue Code;
  • the Racketeering Influence and Corruption Organization Act (“RICO”); and
  • all related and implementing regulations of the above statutes.

Max strives to understand clients’ backgrounds, goals, trading habits, investment vehicles, and other critical factors to identify which bodies of law, and specific statutes and regulations, are implicated.

This approach is crucial when:

  • guiding clients toward lawful behavior in Defi, Web 3.0 virtual universes and Metaverse;
  • selecting and establishing optimal onshore and offshore business structures;
  • assisting clients with asset tokenization projects and developing legal market entry strategies in the US, Southeast Asia, and Europe;
  • establishing guidelines for cryptocurrency trading activities to make operations as efficient as possible, as well as to make sure that client’s activities are legal under U.S. laws and regulations;
  • crypto compliance with tax laws and reporting requirements against everchanging US standards;
  • preparing a crisis plan as the first step in avoiding crisis situations before they arise.

Max regularly represents in a variety of digital asset matters:

  • Institutional investors and publicly traded companies;
  • Cryptocurrency exchanges, OTC desks and wallet-providers;
  • Traditional real estate operators and developers;
  • Cryptocurrency hedge fund managers and investors;
  • DeFi traders and Dapp developers;
  • Metaverse businesses, brands, and users;
  • Family offices;
  • Digital asset platforms;
  • NFT platforms, issuers, and investors; and
  • Fraud victims.

Max was named to Super Lawyers’ New York Metro Area “Rising Star” in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. 

Licensed for 8 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/17/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Max

Dilendorf Law Firm PLLC
4 World Trade Center
29th Floor
New York, NY, 10006

Reviews

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Posted by vlad Sapozhnikov | October 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
outstanding service and results
"Over the years, I worked with Max on a number of commercial real estate transactions in NYC. Max & his team always exceeded my expectations. Top real estate lawyers! Professional, efficient, and experts in structuring complex real estate deals and joint ventures. Dilendorf Law Firm regularly consults me on the market dynamics of crypto + bitcoin industry and its application to real estate; very exciting stuff..."
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Posted by Artem | March 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great service and reliability.
Go to law firm for launching compliant token sales (aka ICO) in the U.S. Max’s and Rika’s legal team is very knowledgeable in all intricacies regarding structuring of Regulation D and S token sales in and outside of the U.S. Reliable team. Always a pleasure to deal with.
Posted by George | October 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My NYC coop!
Max did a wonderful job managing the sale of my coop. It was a 1031 Starker exchange and Max coordinated between coop board, board attorney, realtor and 1031 exchange agency.
Posted by Anne-Sophie | October 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
We had a truly good and professional experience with Max Dilendorf as our lawyer for our closing. Max has been very responsive and knew when to step in and negotiate in our advantages. We highly recommend him.
Posted by Anastasia | August 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A + real estate lawyer
Detailed-oriented. Immediate response. Profound knowledge of NYC real estate market and pitfalls to bypass to successfully close a real estate transaction. Highly recommended.
Posted by Sergey Valter, VP Moonbeam Properties | August 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
Very knowledgeable and effective legal team. Rika and Max helped us with a complicated defaulted mortgage investment. They resolved all complications and ensured that the transaction and subsequent exit went as smooth as possible. Highly recommend!
Posted by Natalia | March 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
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Max Dilendorf is an excellent lawyer. He is attentive to details, eager to work with the client, listen to their needs and take into consideration various issues that inevitably come up in the process. Overall, he is very efficient.
Posted by John | March 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
I highly recommend Mr. Dilendorf as an Attorney. I consulted with Mr. Dilendorf regarding a condominium conversion project. Mr. Dilendorf explained every stage of the conversion process in detail, and advised me of the possible tax consequences regarding the sale of individual condominium units. Mr. Dilendorf also advised me of possible ways to mitigate the tax exposure. Mr. Dilendorf did an outstanding job for me and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Denis K | March 22, 2017
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Referral
I have referred cases to Max and he certainly did not let me down. He treated the clients with utmost respect and provided them with service that they called me on and thanked me for such a referral. His acute expertise and eager to solve an issue makes him a great attorney.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney who you can trust
I have used Max Dilendorf on numerous real estate transactions and so far I have been more than satisfied with his services. Max is thorough with his work, always responds and his knowledge of real estate is superb.
Posted by Eugene | March 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
great NYC real estate lawyer
My wife and I consulted with Max about purchase of investment real estate in US. As Max explained, as non US residents, ownership of US real estate would make us subject to various rules and tax regimes that are otherwise don't apply US citizens. Max is highly experienced real estate law attorney. He guided us through every stage of the purchase transaction and helped to chose ownership structure to make our purchase tax efficient and transparent. Highly recommend this attorney for international real estate transactions in NYC.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Dilendorf Khurdayan, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Real Estate Attorney
  • Feinstein & Partners, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Feinstein & Partners, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • President
  • Essence Property Group, LLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Clerk
  • New York Supreme Court
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • City University of New York, Baruch College
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2008

Associations

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Lawyer
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York Bar Foundation
  • Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Real Estate Board of New York
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • French
  • Russian
  • Mandarin
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Lawyers of Distinction - Top 10% of Lawyers in the USA
  • The Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers - Global Directory of Who's Who
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar
  • Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate: Planning
  • 2017
  • Networking with European and Russian Lawyers
  • Taxation of Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate
  • 2017
  • Seminar for Real Estate Brokers
  • NYC Co-op and Due-Diligence Process
  • 2016
  • Seminar for Real Estate Brokers
  • How Foreign Investors Can Reduce or Eliminate FIRPTA Withholding Upon Sale of U.S. Real Estate
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (27)
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Securities offerings Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dilendorf has an impeccable track-record and was named to Super Lawyers’ New York Metro Area “Rising Star” in 2018 in Real Estate and Technology Transactions sector for a reason. I endorse him without any hesitation and would particularly recommend him to business owners, entrepreneurs, venture investors and startups."
Residential real estate Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He utilizes unique approaches to obtain a favorable outcome for his clients. He is always well prepared and very knowledgeable about real estate law matters."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Max Dilendorf Esq. knows the law extremely well and cares about making sure people understand their rights and obligations. Anyone needing assistance with a real estate law legal matter would be well served to contact him."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is respected by his peers."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Max is a highly efficient, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is effective, responsive and respected. He is a highly ethical individual and attorney & it's always a pleasure to deal with him!"
Real estate Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Max is a diligent and crafty attorney. Max works hard for his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Great work ethic, attention to detail and never stops fighting for his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Max is an exceptional attorney with profound knowledge of the real estate industry in general and the NYC real estate market. We worked with Max on structuring several foreign investments in the U.S. real estate - both commercial and residential. Max provided invaluable advice and high quality work."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent real estate counsel. Exceptional knowledge of the real estate business."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Max for a number of years. He is professional, responsible and knowledgeable in the areas of real estate. I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Max is a highly intelligent, attentive and experienced attorney. He is my go to attorney for our firm's real estate transactions. I refer my client's real estate matters to him without reservation."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"For excellent, conscientious, client-focused service, look no further than Max Dilendorf, Esq."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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New York Securities offerings Lawyer Max Dilendorf Esq.
Max Dilendorf Esq.
Securities offerings Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 8 years