Josh Lawler is an equity partner at Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP. Josh’s practice focuses on finance, mergers & acquisitions, securities law, and technology transactions. Josh has a particular focus on distributed ledger technology including blockchain protocol. He specializes both in meshing client use cases with applicable securities law and compliance with AML/KYC requirements for ICO and TGE transactions and on issues relating to operations of related business such as funds focusing on DLT as well as merchant banks and exchanges. Outside of the distributed ledger technology space, Josh’s clients include private equity groups, public and private companies, fundless sponsors, family offices and sellers of large assets. Many of Josh’s clients are domiciled outside of the United States and require expertise in the execution of international transactions. He also leads the firm’s New Technology Group with a particular emphasis on Blockchain (distributed ledger), artificial intelligence, robotics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, virtual/augmented reality, internet of things, cybersecurity, and related technologies. In this capacity, Josh counsels clients in securities and regulatory matters, including in respect of ICO/TGE projects; as well as development, licensing, commercial use, acquisition, and disposition of all manner of intellectual property. He is a dedicated futurist and brings enthusiasm and excitement to cutting edge projects. In addition to legal counsel, Josh provides clients with extreme problem-solving skills and practical business advice and many of his clients have relied on him as outside general counsel.
Prior to joining Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP, Mr. Lawler practiced as a corporate attorney in the Los Angeles office of the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meaghar & Flom LLP. Mr. Lawler lives in Ranch Palos Verdes, California, and offices primarily in Los Angeles, California.