OF COUNSEL | NEW YORK
Jephte Lanthia is Of Counsel in BurgherGray’s Corporate Department. He has extensive experience in corporate & securities, fund formation, FinTech, and crypto/blockchain-related transactions. Jephte began his legal career as an associate at a boutique securities law firm that advised hedge fund and private equity fund managers on structuring investment vehicles, securities offerings, broker-dealer regulation, and other compliance matters regarding the securities industry. He has significant experience addressing complex issues relating to the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Investment Company Act of 1940 and FINRA regulations.
Jephte has been involved in the crypto space since 2014, advising foreign and domestic entities on various regulatory compliance issues involving cryptocurrency, crowdfunding, FinTech, and other sophisticated corporate transactions. Additionally, he has advised token sellers, cryptocurrency exchanges, token marketers, crypto funds interested in trading and investing in digital assets, and other participants in the space. Jephte works collaboratively with blockchain leaders in the community to advance the industry and confers with his colleagues regularly to discuss recent regulatory enforcement actions, final rules, and guidance and exemptive orders from the SEC, FINRA, CFTC, FinCEN, and other regulatory agencies. He has spoken at various events concerning the regulatory landscape of cryptocurrency, blockchain and others securities matters. As a former teacher, Jephte is also a mentor for Blockchain For Schools, a non-profit organization that introduces high school students to education regarding blockchain, cryptocurrency and companies participating in the space.
Jephte has held FINRA licenses Series 7 and Series 66. He earned his B.A. from Jackson State University in 2003, a Master’s degree in Music and Jazz Pedagogy from Northern Illinois University in 2005, and a Juris Doctor from Penn State Law in 2012.
- Corporate and Securities
- Investment Management
- FinTech / Blockchain Technology
- Bachelor of Music Education, magna cum laude, Jackson State University
- Master of Music Education, magna cum laude, Northern Illinois University
- Juris Doctorate, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
- State of New York