Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP (CFM), a boutique investment management law firm specializing in the digital asset space, has announced the hiring of Alex Yastremski as a Partner to lead its Digital Asset Practice. Yastremski, a veteran in the digital asset industry, brings significant experience in helping companies with their go-to-market strategies. His practice focuses on start-ups, emerging growth companies, venture capital financings, equity issuances, and regulatory matters related to blockchain-related businesses.
The addition of Yastremski to CFM’s team reflects the firm’s commitment to expanding its corporate and finance capabilities, as well as its growth in the digital asset space. CFM currently has over 35 professionals serving more than 1,500 clients and launching over 250 private funds per year.
“We are excited to expand our investment management practice with the addition of a specific digital asset equity and financing practice,” said CFM Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner Bart Mallon. He further added that Yastremski’s experience with private companies, financial sponsors, investors, and entrepreneurs dealing with novel legal issues makes him a perfect match for CFM’s clients.
CFM Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner Karl Cole-Frieman expressed his delight at Yastremski joining the firm’s talented professionals. He emphasized CFM’s core strength in pioneering work with non-traditional asset classes, particularly their work with cryptocurrency fund managers.
CFM provides a wide range of legal services, including the formation of hedge funds, private equity funds, and venture capital funds, adviser compliance and registration, equity financings and token offerings, regulatory matters, and more. They also publish the Hedge Fund Law Blog, which focuses on legal issues impacting the hedge fund community.
Overall, Yastremski’s hiring highlights CFM’s continued growth and commitment to providing innovative legal solutions to clients in the traditional and digital asset spaces.