Author: Louis Lehot

As the way we live and work has increasingly moved into virtual environments (I like to call it a legal metaverse), the boundaries between physical, digital, and biological worlds become blurrier by the day. Sensors lie within devices installed across every aspect of our home, office and…


By Louis Lehot, a business and technology lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP in Silicon Valley

Breakups hurt — both financially and emotionally — in both business and in marriage. Just as sociologists have predicted spikes in marital divorce rates, there is now a noticeable increase in partner disagreements in…


Authors: Louis Lehot, Alexander Ravski Jr

Louis Lehot Attorney, Delaware flip

A company “flip” has become a ubiquitous method of accessing the U.S. markets, whether for fundraising or commercial growth. A “flip” involves formation of a corporation in the United States, typically a Delaware corporation taxed under subchapter C of the Internal Revenue Code (a…


Welcome to the October edition of our newsletter, spotlighting new trends, our team’s thought leadership and other helpful news for you. …


China declared all cryptocurrency transactions in the country illegal Friday, marking its harshest crackdown yet on the burgeoning industry.

Ten government entities on Friday called for an end to transactions using “virtual currency,” defined as assets that exist in digital form and are issued by non-monetary authorities. …


Louis Lehot | Minting & Selling an NFT | Live Demo & Legal Analysis

Non–fungible tokens (NFTs) have been making big headlines for months, including significant transactions in the sports, arts, entertainment, and gaming industries, and also in the broader business world. …


Since late 2019, when the special purpose acquisition corporation, or SPAC, returned to the public markets with a new twist, a circus of activity has breathed new life into the markets for privately-held emerging growth companies, forcing open a large window for public exits not seen in decades. In this…


This article was written by Louis Lehot, a business and technology lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP in Silicon Valley.

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Initially coined in 1992 by Neal Stephenson, the term “ metaverse” comes from his sci-fi novel, Snow Crash, in which humans interact with each other via avatars rendered in three-dimensional virtual space.

As Matthew Ball…


Louis Lehot is an emerging growth company, venture capital, and M&A lawyer at Foley & Lardner in Silicon Valley.

Louis Lehot

Louis Lehot, a corporate and technology law partner with leading global law firm Foley & Lardner LLP in Silicon Valley, recently visited with a delegation of Belarussian human rights activists, including Mrs. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who ran in the 2020 Belarussian presidential election as the main opposition candidate. …


By Louis Lehot, business and technology lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP in Silicon Valley

The Bitcoin rollercoaster has brought a lot of attention to cryptocurrencies over the past year, but you still can’t pay your taxes with them. Aside from some state-level moves to accept cryptocurrencies, taxes must still be paid in the U.S. dollar. …

Louis Lehot

Louis Lehot is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Follow on Twitter @lehotlouis

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