Arent Fox Makes History as First Major US Law Firm To Enter the Metaverse

Arent Fox is pleased to announce it is the first major law firm in the country to join the Metaverse by acquiring a land site in Decentraland.

“Arent Fox has a long history of advising companies at the forefront of new technology trends – and leading as an early adopter in those trends. This includes being one of the first major law firms with a website on the internet,” said Arent Fox Chair Anthony V. Lupo. “Arent Fox is opening an office in the Metaverse because that’s where our clients are going. We like to point to our tagline as ‘Smart In Your World’ – and now our clients’ world includes the Metaverse. We understand that serving as go-to advisors on blockchain and digital asset business issues means playing a part in shaping this new frontier.”

Arent Fox’s Blockchain & Digital Assets group counsels global brands on the opportunities and challenges presented by both sides of the coin: the onchain or blockchain natives and the offchain looking for counsel around entry and protection. That includes advising clients in every pillar of the Metaverse technology stack, particularly software and game developers, AR/VR hardware manufacturers, digital asset marketplaces, and brand owners looking to monetize their intellectual property.

“We are counseling global fashion brands, professional sports teams, athletes, media companies, and NFT creators on leading-edge deals that involve venture financing, token protocol development, licensing and royalty structures, and SEC regulatory compliance,” said Blockchain & Digital Assets Partner James Williams. “The Metaverse offers new possibilities for brands to create value and engage their customers. A key part of advising on this new wave of technology is taking part in it.”

About Arent Fox

Founded in 1942, Arent Fox is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and the law intersect. With more than 430 lawyers and professionals, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to a global roster of corporations, governments, and trade associations.

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