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Dror Futter

Dror Futter

RIMÔN Law

Hackensack, NJ, USA


Dror Futter focuses his practice on startup and blockchain companies and their investors, and has worked with a wide range of technology companies. His fifteen years’ experience as in-house counsel included positions with Vidyo, Inc., a venture-backed videoconferencing company, and New Venture Partners, a venture fund focused on corporate spinouts. Prior to that, Mr. Futter was Counsel to the CIO of Lucent Technologies, as well as supporting parts of its sourcing organization.

Mr. Futter’s practice has three main focus areas:

Venture Finance/Corporate 

Mr. Futter has represented companies and venture funds in numerous equity and debt financing rounds, from early “friends and family” and Seed rounds to later-stage mezzanine financings, and has been on both sides of the table in these transactions. On the corporate side, he routinely handles corporate formations, employee equity plans and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Futter has also been involved in over 40 corporate spinouts and understands the unique concerns of corporate venture investors.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies 
Mr. Futter advises clients with respect to legal developments in the rapidly developing blockchain and cryptocurrency spaces.   He has advised on ICO’s and has worked with consortia considering the issues involved in using permissioned blockchains to support supply chain record keeping.

Transactional IT & IP
Mr. Futter represents clients in a broad range of transactions, including: software licenses, SaaS Agreements, outsourcing agreements, development agreements, website terms and conditions, patent licenses, direct and indirect channel distribution agreements, services agreements, manufacturing agreements, and other supply chain agreements.

Mr. Futter serves on the Model Forms Drafting Group of the National Venture Capital Association, the legal advisory board of the Angel Capital Association and Legal Working Group of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance. He is also a frequent speaker and writer on venture and blockchain related topics.  In addition, Mr. Futter is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Stevens Venture Center of the Stevens Institute of Technology and a Mentor at Princeton University’s Keller Center.

Mr. Futter is a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University and 1989 graduate of Columbia University School of Law. He also earned an Executive MBA in 1999 from the American Electronics Association Executive Institute of Stanford University.

Dror Futter is associated with the following items:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts – What Lawyers Need to Know, Tuesday, October 24, 2017
On-Demand Web Briefing  On-Demand Web Briefing Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts – What Lawyers Need to Know - Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts – What Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, October 26, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts – What Lawyers Need to Know - Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts – What Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, October 26, 2017
Journal Chapter  Journal Chapter Blockchain Law: ICO Regulation and Other Legal Considerations in the Blockchain Ecosystem - The Current: The Journal of PLI Press, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Winter 2018) , Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Venture Capital 2018: Nuts and Bolts, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Venture Capital 2018: Nuts and Bolts, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Venture Capital 2018: Nuts and Bolts, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Venture Capital 2018: Nuts and Bolts, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Venture Capital 2018: Nuts and Bolts, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Live Webcast Briefing  Live Webcast Briefing Attorney Ethics - Counseling Clients Undertaking an ICO, Monday, June 18, 2018
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