Innovation occurs daily in the digital finance and marketplace lending world. Over the past few years, the marketplace lending industry has become a multibillion-dollar global alternative lending sector. Originated loans and credit products are actively sold to investors through marketplaces, whole loan facilities and securitization. We work with token and cryptocurrency issuers and traders in advising on best practices to mitigate legal and regulatory risk.
We have a world-class six-continent fintech practice. Manatt works with over 150 established platforms and investors, helping them raise capital to support consumer and small business lending, alternative credit and point-of-sale products, real estate development, and additional smaller projects.
Our lawyers and professionals know the legal and regulatory traps and can help you navigate them in a cost-effective manner. Our team works with platforms, investors , fund sponsors and service providers to provide comprehensive solutions. We tailor legal solutions to align with your specific business objectives and market constraints.
From the start, we’ll work with you hands-on to perform a customized risk-based assessment and develop an action plan to get and keep your organization moving as efficiently as possible.
Our lawyers are recognized thought leaders in the space, speaking and writing throughout the year at and for the most authoritative events and publications. One of our partners is the chair of the prestigious Practising Law Institute Alternative Finance Summit, a one-of-a-kind assembly of attorneys who regularly address the most pressing legal issues in the industry. We have also been honored by Chambers Global and other legal ratings services.
Additionally, we dialogue regularly with federal and state legislators and regulators to keep you apprised of continuing developments and advise you on best practices.
Our lawyers appear in leading media and speak at the leading events globally, including:
- AltFi Europe Summit
- AltFi Global Summit
- American Banker’s Marketplace Lending + Investing Conference
- CFPA Education Summit
- Crowdfunding Global Expo
- FinFair Conference
- Fintech Global Expo
- LendIt Europe
Who we work with
We work actively with the largest companies in the industry as well as smaller startups and investors from North America, Europe and Asia to guide them through this dynamic landscape.
What we do
Marketplace lending and crowdfunding involve several legal areas, including:
- Securities and state blue sky laws
- Venture capital
- Bank regulatory
- Investment advisory
- Lender licensing
- Bank/warehouse finance
- Fund formation
- Intellectual property
- Digital media
- Privacy and data security
- Tax, employee benefits and labor