It’s a cruel world out there if you’re a cyrptocurrency user, investor, or entrepreneur. Legal pitfalls are everywhere, and navigating them can sometimes feel impossible. That’s why we got into this business — to help people just like you with the seemingly impossible task of complying with tax and other regulatory requirements.
We are a law office that is passionate about cryptocurrency. And we want to provide the kind of thought leadership and legal guidance to users, investors, and entrepreneurs that will help ensure its continued success.
In New York City in 2012, a young tax attorney named Tyson Cross stumbled across an article in Wired Magazine titled “The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin.” He was immediately convinced of the disruptive potential that bitcoin held, but was also struck by myriad of legal issues that faced it’s growth and widespread adoption.
Around this time, Tyson relocated to California and began thinking of ways that he could help make it easier for bitcoin users and investors to comply with the tax code. After two years of other efforts, Tyson authored a post on Reddit that gave an exhaustive review of the tax treatment of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The post generated thousands of comments and hundreds of inquiries from people and businesses desperate for help with complying with US and state tax laws.
Since then, Tyson has continued to help educate the bitcoin community as a featured commentator for leading publications like Forbes, Business Week, Bloomberg, and Coindesk. In 2014, Tyson left Southern California to return home to Reno, Nevada, where is founded Cross Law Group. To date, Tyson has helped thousands of clients navigate the complex tax and regulatory issues surrounding bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Tyson is one of the leading authorities on cryptocurrency taxation and regulation. Licensed in California and Nevada, Tyson helps clients in all 50 states with federal tax and regulatory matters. Prior to opening his own law office, Tyson worked for a boutique tax law firm in San Diego, California where he represented clients in routine and multi-million dollar tax matters. Tyson’s other practice areas include estate planning and asset protection.
Prior to entering private practice, Tyson earned a Masters of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) from New York University School of Law, the nation’s highest ranked and most prestigious tax law program. Tyson graduated law school near the top of his class from the Boyd School of Law at UNLV, where he was an editor of the Gaming Law Journal and president of the Nevada Justice Association. While in law school, Tyson was given the CALI Award for Excellence in estate planning, real estate transactional drafting, and property law. Tyson hold a bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Nevada, Reno with a minor in Economic Policy.
We are a law office based in Reno, Nevada, but we help clients throughout the United States and internationally. Our specialty is assisting clients with cryptocurrency related issues, including taxation, securities regulation, and anti-money laundering.
Here is a short list of the services we provide:
- Tax preparation for both federal and state (all 50 states)
- Anti-money laundering compliance for businesses that deal in cryptocurrencies (such as ATM operators)
- Securities compliance for Initial Coin Offerings
- Tax planning & Asset protection strategies for high net worth clients
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