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Tuesday, July 18, 2023 Webcast Replay

The Rapid Rise, Fall and Future of Cryptocurrencies (E2307114)

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EDT


1.5 CPE Credits in SK
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To best serve your clients or your company, you need to know what crypto is, what has happened and where we likely are going. Ignore crypto at your own risk.


All CPAs and legal and financial professionals


  • Gain a competitive advantage in your profession.
  • Expand your field of expertise.
  • Understand and be conversant in the potential for massive disruption in how business is transacted.


Cryptocurrency and its reliant blockchain technology have been and will continue to be disruptors to the accustomed way of doing business throughout the world. They seek to change traditional banking as we know it, to provide an alternative to individual sovereign currencies and their daily fluctuations, and to create a safer, more reliable process to document and record every business function, from recording property transfers and complex asset purchase agreements to documenting stock transfers, and, simply, to how we pay for and title cars and other purchases. For a still-nascent industry intended in part to prevent fraud, recent events have demonstrated that fraud, bankruptcies and incredible investor losses run rampant.

This session will cover the following topics:

  • The nature and history of cryptocurrency
  • Blockchain technology and crypto
  • Standard accounting treatment of crypto
  • Central and decentralized crypto exchanges
  • Recent crypto bankruptcies: The who, what and why
  • The accounting challenges of the crypto bankruptcy and for its investors
  • Predictions of where crypto goes from here








Terri Freedman

Terri Jane Freedman

Counsel, Litigation and Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Groups

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Terri Jane Freedman brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate and individual bankruptcy, commercial litigation and distressed transactions – representing debtors, creditor committees, landlords, trustees, shareholders and secured creditors in Federal bankruptcy court and state court liquidations. She has also analyzed, negotiated and drafted transactional documents including contracts, security interests, mortgages, UCC liens and related instruments. An advisor to entities ranging from multimillion-dollar corporations to smaller businesses and individuals, Terri takes pride in developing cost-effective strategies to meet each case’s specific needs and employs a range of options – including negotiation, mediation and litigation – to achieve favorable client results. She has litigated in both New Jersey state courts and Federal courts, and has appeared in Bankruptcy Courts throughout the United States. Terri received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and her B.A. cum laude from Muhlenberg College where she was a member of Phi Sigma Tau, an international philosophy honor society.

Samuel Newbold

Samuel Newbold

Member/Chair | Immigration Law Group

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Samuel Newbold represents companies from all over the country as well as multinational organizations spanning the globe, providing counsel on employment-based immigration matters as well as corporate compliance best practices. Sam’s diverse corporate clientele operates in almost every industry imaginable including, but not limited to, information technology, banking and finance, manufacturing, real estate, hospitality, education, health care, transportation and engineering. Sam has also developed an emerging companies practice – specifically representing foreign entrepreneurs and principals looking to launch start-up companies in the U.S. – and is aligned with several New York City-based accelerators and venture capital firms. Sam is also a member of CSG’s Alternative Capital Group and manages the firm’s EB-5 practice, representing individual foreign investors, Regional Centers and developers participating in the EB-5 program. He has successfully counselled hundreds of individual EB-5 investors and their families through the entire EB-5 process, as well as dozens of Regional Centers and developers seeking to utilize EB-5 capital in their projects. Sam works closely with the firm’s Corporate & Securities and Real Estate, Development & Land Use Groups on EB-5 project structuring to ensure compliance with EB-5 immigration regulations. Sam has substantial experience litigating immigration cases before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (“EOIR”) and the Board of Immigration Appeals within the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as before various U.S. District Courts. A distinguished speaker, Sam has presented on complex immigration issues throughout the country and around the world. He has been recognized in the 2014-2018 editions of New York Metro Super Lawyers – Rising Stars and EB-5 Investors Magazine’s Top 5 Rising Stars in EB-5. Sam proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Safe Passage Project, a New York-based nonprofit that provides pro bono legal services to unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings.

Robert Nies

Robert E Nies

Chair, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Group

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Robert Nies, a member of the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Group, has served the business community for more than 25 years, advising on a wide range of bankruptcy and creditors' rights issues, complex commercial litigations and mediations. Rob has extensive nationwide experience in the areas of corporate insolvency and reorganization. He also has a niche litigation practice that pursues the fraudulent transfer of assets - particularly through the unlawful use of alter ego and successor entities - in state court litigation and subsequent bankruptcy filings. A successful mediator in all aspects of bankruptcy and commercial litigation, Rob is a founding member and former master in both the New Jersey Bankruptcy Inns of Court and the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution. He brings a unique perspective to creative problem solving in the areas of bankruptcy and related litigation. On September 1, 2017, Rob was appointed by the NJ Supreme Court to serve as a board chair for the NJ Lawyers Assistance Program and has served on the board of trustees since 2012.


$0.00 - Member*

$88.00 - Nonmember

* This event is part of Membership+, an exclusive benefit of NJCPA membership.

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