Who We Are

The Firm

Lawyers, technologists and explorers. As blockchain and other disruptive technologies and markets evolve at ever-intensifying velocities, law, business and technology collide at the outer edge of the expanding wave of human possibility. We surf these tides alongside our clients, guiding them and being guided back, adapting constantly to the morphing flow of futurity while maintaining strong lifelines to the bedrock principles of sound lawyering and jurisprudence so that the future has channels into the past. We engage closely with other practitioners, academics and policymakers to inform and be informed by the very best through leadership available and we pride ourselves as being recognized as one of the three leading blockchain legal practices in the United States by independent ranking firm Chambers and Partners.

DLx is a new type of firm, for a new type of economy.

Our People

Angela Angelovska-Wilson

is an early distributed ledger technology adopter and a leading authority in the evolving global legal and regulatory landscape surrounding distributed ledger technology and smart contracts. Prior to co-founding DLx Law, Angela served as the Chief Legal & Compliance Officer of Digital Asset and was part of the founding team. Prior to joining Digital Asset, Angela was a partner at Reed Smith where she regularly advised clients on the implementation of new technologies to finance and the complex regulatory schemes involved in the development, creation, marketing, sale and servicing of various financial services and products. Before Reed Smith, Angela spent most of her career in various roles at Latham & Watkins, where she was recognized by The Legal 500 US among the top finance attorneys in the U.S.

Angela has a deep understanding of the Fin-Tech industry and in particular the distributed ledger industry, having been involved in a number of startups in various roles, as an employee, entrepreneur and advisor. In addition to DLx Law, Angela is also co-founder of Sila Inc., an innovative technology company.

Lewis Rinaudo Cohen

focuses his practice on the use of blockchain and tokenization across all aspects of the capital markets. Over a 20+ year career, Lewis’ experience has spanned everything from large-scale initial public offerings to the funding of start-ups, with a particular focus on securitizations and other complex structured financings. Lewis has represented issuers, underwriters, banks and others on a wide range of transactions around the globe. With the emergence of blockchain technology, Lewis early on identified the important role this technology would play across the financial markets and virtually all aspects of the commercial landscape and committed his time to advising clients in this area. Lewis is a frequent public speaker on the topic of blockchain and the financial markets and was recently named in “Band 1” as one of three top-ranked lawyers in the blockchain space in the United States by leading independent firm, Chambers & Partners. Prior to DLx Law, Lewis was a partner in the New York office of two of the Global 25 law firms. Lewis graduated from Clark University, cum laude, with a B.A. in Philosophy and went on to Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law where he received his J.D.

Gabriel Shapiro

has over a decade of practice in the Silicon Valley offices of several AmLaw20 firms where he has represented public and private technology companies and technology investors in some of their most high-stakes and complex strategic transactions and financings. His representative matters include transactions by Facebook, Adobe, Oracle, Technology Crossover Ventures, Samsung, Opera Software, Dell, Synopsys, Applied Materials, eBay and others. In recent years he has come to specialize in crafting innovative legal strategies and executing strategic transactions for clients developing blockchain technologies. He was a small-scale Ethereum miner and served for a time as the Chief Legal Officer of Grid+, a blockchain energy start-up. Gabriel graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Philosophy and went on to the University of California Los Angeles School of Law where he received his J.D. He is also a certified graduate of B9Lab Academy’s course in Blockchain for Technical Executives and Analysts and an amateur coder.

Gregory Strong

focuses on advising entities regarding legal issues associated with the adoption of blockchain technology. Prior to joining DLx Law, Greg was a Deputy Attorney General in the Delaware Department of Justice. He served as the Director of the Investor Protection Unit for three years and was responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of the Delaware Securities Act. Prior to his appointment as Director of the Investor Protection Unit, Greg was the Director of the Consumer Protection Unit for three years. Greg has successfully represented the State of Delaware in many complex civil enforcement matters alleging violations of Delaware investor and consumer protection statutes and has extensive litigation experience. Greg graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Finance and received his J.D./M.B.A. from Temple University.