ATTORNEY

ANESSA ALLEN SANTOS

Attorney at Law

Se habla español


T. +1 239.595.3794
anessa@intellilaw.io


 

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Admitted in Florida, USA

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

 

Attorney Anessa Allen Santos provides concierge general counsel services to technology companies worldwide on matters of blockchain and fintech, corporate transactions, intellectual property, and securities. A former adjunct law professor, Anessa is a frequent guest lecturer for the 107,000 member Florida Bar Association, on several reputable podcasts, and at select conferences and universities on emerging technology topics such as market cannibalism at the National Press Club, and at the press release for Az. Rep. Gosar's Cryptocurrency Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill.

Anessa enjoys serving as a business law mentor at Orlando's technology accelerator “Starter Studio”. She is a Director on the Board of the Florida Blockchain Business Association, and is Co-Chair of the Florida Bar CCLG technology law sub-committee. In addition to managing her growing practice, Anessa serves as General Counsel to the Libra Project, a family of ESG companies headquartered in Dubai that is dedicated to developing renewable energy projects in southeast Asia and sub-Sahara Africa, democratizing access to social impact investments in the US and abroad. She is General Counsel to Byte Federal, a financial services company headquartered in Venice, Florida, providing cryptocurrency to fiat conversion services at ATM terminals deployed throughout the United States; and to Buffalo Pacific, an innovative medical technology solutions company headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. She also serves as Chief Compliance Officer to OuroX, a digital securities and asset exchange startup headquartered in the South American country of Suriname.

Anessa has been repeatedly voted among Orlando's Legal Elite, and has been recognized for her work in human rights law by Marquis Who's Who of Top Attorneys. She has been featured by the nationally syndicated Daily Flash morning news show, the Florida Hi-Tech Corridor, and in Humans of Blockchain. A published academic, Anessa is the only Florida lawyer to date who has published an article on blockchain in the peer-reviewed Florida Bar Journal.

Anessa is proud alumna of Oxford's Saïd Business School where she studied Blockchain Strategies and Financial Technology. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor’s in International Diplomacy from Wright State University.

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EXPERT WITNESS

 

Bacon v. Vann, et al, Cause No. 429-00345-2017, (429th Dist., Collins County, TX). Providing a written declaration as an expert witness as to whether one is required to be registered as an “investment adviser representative” as defined by 7 Tex. Adm. Code §116.1(a)(7) or as a “solicitor” under 7 Tex. Adm. Code §116(a)(9) to share in the ownership of a business providing investment advisory services regulated by the SEC, FINRA, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Texas Securities Act and Texas Administrative Code.

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