Manhattan Law Firm Accepts Bitcoin

On July 1, Manhattan-based law firm Nesenoff & Miltenberg, LLP became the first full-service commercial law firm to accept Bitcoin from its clients.

On July 1, Manhattan-based law firm Nesenoff & Miltenberg, LLP became one of the first full-service commercial law firms to accept Bitcoin from its clients.

UPDATE (July 11): This story has been picked up by Bitcoin Magazine. Click here for the story and interview with Marco A. Santori.

On July 1, Nesenoff & Miltenberg LLP (“N&M”) made the decision to give its clients the option to pay legal fees in Bitcoin. The full-service commercial law firm is among a few that offer legal services for businesses in the Bitcoin space.

Led by attorney Marco A. Santori, who also serves as Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s Regulatory Affairs Committee, Nesenoff & Miltenberg LLP is uniquely positioned to offer exclusive insight into the complex and evolving legal and regulatory issues surrounding Bitcoin commerce. Santori offered the following comment:

Manhattan law firm Nesenoff & Miltenberg, LLP, is committed to providing legal counsel to businesses in the growing virtual currency space.  As one of the few firms with hands on experience counseling Bitcoin clients in this evolving area, the firm will be accepting payment in Bitcoin, providing those qualified clients with the flexibility and confidence to meet their business needs.

Marco A. Santori, Senior Associate

This is a significant adoption for Bitcoin. N&M’s decision to accept Bitcoins (using BitPay) in exchange for legal services gives Bitcoin expanded purchasing power and legitimacy in a respected field. With the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s Regulatory Affairs Committee in its corner, N&M is well-positioned to be a leading authority on Bitcoin legal and regulatory matters.