Max Dilendorf’s practice involves real estate transactions, blockchain, virtual currencies and ICOs. Max focuses on legal and SEC regulatory aspects of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, particularly, securities and futures regulations applicable to token generating events and cryptocurrency.
Max advised local and international blockchain startups and developers with launching ICO projects in the U.S., including blockchain real estate development and management platform, cross-blockchain crypto trading platform, B2B blokchain based freelance platform, blockchain platform for buying, selling and developing video games.
For real estate clients, Max handles all phases of residential and commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, 1031 exchanges, leasing and financing of condominiums, cooperatives, multifamily and mixed-use properties, and office buildings in New York.
A major aspect of Max’s practice involves advising foreign investors on effective real estate holding structures and tax consequences in connection with ownership, operation and transfers of U.S. real property interests, including estate, gift, and income tax planning, FIRPTA withholding requirements, effectively connected income and IRS reporting requirements.
In addition to his extensive understanding of the New York and federal laws that apply to all real estate transactions, Max is also familiar with the special rules that apply to cross-border deals, including FATCA, FIRPTA, CRS, international income tax treaties, and PFIC and CFC rules.