Anthony Zeoli Named NLJ Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and FinTech Trailblazer

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Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Anthony J. Zeoli, a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group and Leader of the firm’s Emerging Technologies Industry Team, has been named to the National Law Journal’s (NLJ’s) inaugural list of Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and FinTech Trailblazers.

According to the NLJ, the 2018 Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and FinTech Trailblazers are individuals who truly have “moved the needle” in facilitating these new technologies and digital currencies and are making great strides as finance and technology grow more and more entwined.

“We congratulate Tony on his recognition by the National Law Journal as a Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and FinTech Trailblazer,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell. “Tony continues to be a leader in the law involving emerging technologies, fronting our efforts to develop strategies that help our clients achieve their business goals involving tech innovations that are reshaping our society.”

Mr. Zeoli concentrates his practice in the areas of banking and commercial finance, securities, real estate, and general corporate law. His commercial finance practice includes the representation of borrowers and lenders in secured and unsecured lending transactions, corporate reorganizations and restructuring, syndicated commercial financing transactions, and loan workouts. His securities and general corporate practice involves initial and subsequent private debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, company formation and governance, and general contract drafting and negotiation.

Mr. Zeoli has a particular focus in the negotiation and documentation of private/public securities offerings; including crypto asset offerings. He also is an industry leader in the area of crowdfunding, in particular with respect to real estate crowdfunding, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, and Regulation A+ offerings. He recently drafted a bill to allow for an intrastate crowdfunding exemption in Illinois, which was unanimously passed by the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate.

Mr. Zeoli received his J.D. (cum laude) from Northwestern University School of Law, his Master of Business Administration (summa cum laude) from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and his Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) from State University of New York at Albany.


Freeborn & Peters LLP is a full-service law firm, headquartered in Chicago, with international capabilities and offices in New York City; Richmond, Va.; Springfield, Ill.; and Tampa, Fla. Freeborn is always looking ahead and seeking to find better ways to serve its clients. It takes a proactive approach to ensure its clients are more informed, prepared and able to achieve greater success – not just now, but also in the future. While the firm serves clients across a very broad range of sectors, it has also pioneered an interdisciplinary approach that serves the specific needs of targeted industries. Freeborn is a firm that genuinely lives up to its core values of integrity, effectiveness, teamwork, caring and commitment, and embodies them through high standards of client service and responsive action. Its lawyers build close and lasting relationships with clients and are driven to help them achieve their legal and business objectives.


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