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16

2014

Kristina Del Vecchio Joins Joseph & Cohen as Of Counsel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 16, 2014.  Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, announced today that attorney Kristina Del Vecchio joined the Firm as Of Counsel.

As an accomplished advisor and litigator for banks, credit unions and other financial services companies, the addition of Ms. Del Vecchio augments and expands the Firm’s core financial institutions capability. The breadth of her experience encompasses mergers and acquisitions, enforcement and regulatory matters, antitrust, bankruptcy and insolvency matters, credit card, student loan, auto and mortgage lending litigation, as well as compliance with state and federal banking, credit union and consumer protection statutes and regulations.

Jonathan Joseph, Joseph & Cohen’s Managing Partner, stated “Kristina  Del Vecchio has  a rare combination of banking industry experience and talent that many of our clients will find very appealing and which will no doubt attract new financial institution clientele. We’re delighted to welcome her to the Firm.”

Kristina Del Vecchio added “I was attracted to the high caliber financial services, transactional and regulatory expertise of the Firm’s attorneys as well as the boutique collegial atmosphere and look forward to working with them to attract new clients while also expanding the range of legal services offered.”

Ms. Del Vecchio has served as an attorney with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the largest national trade association for state and federally chartered credit unions.  While at CUNA, she represented the interests of credit unions before Congress and federal agencies, particularly the NCUA, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of the Treasury and Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Prior to joining Joseph & Cohen, Ms. Del Vecchio was an associate with Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP, in Washington, DC and, most recently, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP in Los Angeles.

Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, is a Financial Services and Litigation Boutique headquartered in San Francisco that emphasizes complex banking, corporate and financial services matters, regulatory and bank enforcement defense, private equity, bankruptcy and insolvency, employment and commercial litigation services.  Joseph & Cohen is known for sophisticated expertise, extraordinary commitment to clients, relationship-based services, and a range of specialized skills typically found only in the largest American law firms.

For additional information about the Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, please visit our website at www.josephandcohen.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/josephandcohen.

Press Contact:  Jonathan Joseph at Joseph & Cohen, 415-817-9200, ext. 9 or jon@josephandcohen.com.

Joseph & Cohen Adds Bitcoin as Payment Option for Clients

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 10, 2014.   Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, a San Francisco based law firm, announced today that the firm is now accepting Bitcoin as a legal services payment option for approved clients. The addition of this payment option coincides with the firm’s core focus on banking and financial services and supporting clients in connection with complex issues in the financial sector.

Jonathan Joseph, Joseph & Cohen’s Managing Partner states, “With the bitcoin economy continuing to evolve into a potentially significant payment and financial tool, we have decided to accept Bitcoins (BTC) as payment for legal services.”

Clients interested in paying for legal services with Bitcoin will be pre-approved by the Firm in much the way a Bank underwrites new customers.  Mr. Joseph noted, “While we know that many banks are wary of bitcoin businesses, given our core expertise with money transmission, banking and venture capital, we are comfortable with the decision. We look forward to working with digital currency entrepreneurs and VC’s in connection with private equity investments and state and federal legal and compliance issues.”

Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, is a Financial Services and Litigation Boutique headquartered in San Francisco that emphasizes complex banking, corporate and financial services matters, regulatory and bank enforcement defense, private equity, bankruptcy and insolvency, employment and commercial litigation services.  Joseph & Cohen is known for sophisticated expertise, extraordinary commitment to clients, relationship-based services, and a range of specialized skills typically found only in the largest American law firms.

For additional information about the Joseph & Cohen, Professional Corporation, please visit our website at www.josephandcohen.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/josephandcohen.

Press Contact:  Jonathan Joseph at Joseph & Cohen, 415-817-9200, ext. 9 or jon@josephandcohen.com.