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Who We Are

LATTUDE provides specialized legal advice in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Law, Private M&A, Blockchain and Digital Assets, and Markets Transactions. Clients reach out to us with many different matters, from discreet questions on unique issues to requests to take a deal negotiation from ground zero to the finish line. For specific projects, we offer a FREE 30-minute initial legal consultation, followed by a plan of action that works most efficiently and cost effectively to address the unique needs of your company

As a virtual general counsel, we provide legal and business consulting services for startups looking for effective advice at a cost that is within their budget. We help with routine legal matters and work with senior management to help them take their business to the next level through strategic thinking and regulatory compliance consideration. LATTUDE can also be used to complement your company’s internal legal department. Our services include:

  • Strategic legal advice to senior management on legal, regulatory and compliance risks applicable to the business, including legal and business issues relating to company formation and corporate governance, financing rounds and investor relations, new product development, regulatory compliance, licensing, vendor relations, client agreements, and other matters relating to growing a business.
  • Development of your company’s templates and negotiation of wide variety of agreements such as commercial and outsourcing arrangements with clients and vendors, consulting agreements, employment agreements, commercial leases, professional service agreements, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), trading and broker agreements, licensing, Software as a Service (SaaS), and any other general contracts as needed.
  • Help in bringing your business into full regulatory compliance, drafting policies and procedures as needed.
  • Help in managing the many legal and regulatory risks in new financial technology product development.

How do we do this?

Working with LATTUDE is easy. During an initial meeting, clients can brainstorm with a crossfunctional financial technology legal specialist to figure out how to best serve them, solve the challenges they face, and develop a plan of action and the payment terms that work for them. We help clients at any stage – from the moment that they need to incorporate their business with an appropriate corporate structure, to setting up internal policies and procedures, obtaining any relevant licenses and setting up vendor and customer contractual relationships. We also help our clients navigate the legal and regulatory space within which their business operates.

What Do You Get?

  • FREE one-hour meeting to get to know your company
  • A dedicated counsel who is virtually intertwined with your business
  • Unlimited phone calls and email exchange on routine legal issues within the cost of the retainer
  • Around-the-clock access to your attorney

How do we do this?

We get to know your company – for FREE!
Before a counsel can provide any advice, we must know your business inside out, understand your goals and vision as well as appreciate the specific challenges your company faces. We think that it is fair for us not to charge for this “get-to-know-you” process, since we’re not yet giving you legal advice or guidance. We normally allocate a one-hour meeting to this process, including any necessary follow-ups to ensure we have a full understanding of your business and legal needs.

After the free initial consultation, an hourly FLAT FEE will apply. Each client deposits a standard retainer and any work will be charged on a pay-as-you-go basis from that retainer, which would be replenished periodically when it falls below an agreed minimum limit. This enables our clients to budget for day-to-day legal needs and provides transparent pricing.

What Do You Get?

  • FREE one-hour meeting to get to know your company
  • A dedicated counsel who is virtually intertwined with your business
  • Unlimited phone calls and email exchange on routine legal issues within the cost of the retainer
  • Around-the-clock access to your attorney

Expert Advice

We provide specialized legal advice in the areas of Blockchain and Digital Assets, Markets Transactions, Commercial and Corporate Law, and Private M&A. Clients reach out to us with many different matters, from discreet questions on unique issues to requests to take a deal negotiation from ground zero to the finish line. For specific projects, we offer a FREE 15-minute initial legal consultation, followed by a plan of action that works most efficiently and cost effectively to address the unique needs of your company.

Background

Our founder, Ksenia Sussman, Esq., currently manages all day-to-day operation of LATTUDE (formally incorporated as Ksenia Sussman P.C., a New York State professional corporation). Ms. Sussman is a seasoned attorney with over 14 years of experience in the financial sector. She handles a wide variety of cross-functional legal and compliance matters relating to the business of regulated financial services entities and technology companies. Most recently, Ms. Sussman served as General Counsel of BitOoda, a global financial services platform with the mission to accelerate the global adoption of transformational technologies by promoting transparent and efficient marketplaces, through innovative and professional capital markets solutions. She began her career an in-house attorney with Barclays Investment Bank where she structured complex derivatives transactions, investment deals, drafted and negotiated deal terms, and developed regulatory controls for new financial products.

“My goal is to help my clients address their legal issues so they can achieve their business goals.” – Ksenia Sussman, Esq., Founder