STEVIE AWARDS 2020 FEMALE SOLO ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 

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

 

Anessa Allen Santos, J.D. is a seasoned attorney and business executive having served in senior management positions leading three technology companies from idea through exit by acquisition of publicly traded companies. In 2018, Anessa started her own firm focused on providing business and legal consulting services to deep and emerging technology companies worldwide in the practice areas of blockchain and fintech, complex compliance, corporate governance, cross-border transactions, intellectual property, and securities. A former adjunct law professor, Anessa is a frequent guest lecturer and keynote speaker for the Florida Bar Association, and at select universities, conferences, and podcasts on varied subjects such as market cannibalism at the National Press Club, and at the Cryptocurrency Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill.

A recipient of the prestigious 2020 Silver Stevie Award for Solo Female Entrepreneur of the Year, 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. Also, a published academic in the peer-reviewed Florida Bar Journal, she has been featured by the nationally syndicated Daily Flash, the Florida Hi-Tech Corridor, and in Humans of Blockchain.

Anessa enjoys serving as a Director on the Board of the Florida Blockchain Business Association and as a business law mentor to Orlando's technology accelerator. 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.

Learn more at https://www.intellilaw.io/.

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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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