The Law Offices of Max Ambrose

Legal Counsel for Forward Thinkers

We represent individuals and businesses in a wide range of legal matters.

Our firm has a unique focus on the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries.

Business Representation

We will help guide your business through legal matters including business formation, government compliance, contract drafting, and day-to-day legal operations.

In-Court Representation

We will provide you with dedicated and purposeful representation in court to ensure your rights are protected.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Focused

We pride ourselves in our understanding of blockchain technology, the cryptocurrency economy, and the laws and regulations that come along with it.

Practice Areas

    Business Services

    Corporate Formation

    We will help you choose your business entity, register your company, and draft your bylaws or operating agreement.  We have experience with corporations, LLCs, sole proprietorships, and partnerships.

    Regulatory Compliance

    We will help you comply with relevant regulations to keep your business operating smoothly will minimal government interference. Our firm has aided businesses with regulatory compliance for many government agencies, including the SEC, FinCEN, CFTC, and CalEPA.

    Contract Drafting and Review

    We offer contract services, including drafting and review.  We have experience drafting non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), partnership agreements, operating agreements, employment agreements, video production agreements, and referral agreements.

    Day to Day Operations

    We offer a wide range of other legal services that may arise during your day to day business operations, including trademark and copyright issues, cease and desists, termination letters, etc.

    Litigation Services



    Our firm has advised and consulted on numerous cryptocurrency cases involving securities fraud, exchange hacking, breaches of contract, unfair competition, and corporate shareholder’s rights.  We will protect you and your rights.



    Our firm has advised and consulted on numerous corporate issues including breaches of contract, minority shareholder protection, corporate fraud, unfair competition, false advertising, and corporate negligence.

    Personal Injury


    Our firm has advised and consulted on numerous personal injury cases involving bodily injuries and sickness.  We help to ensure that people who were unfairly harmed have an avenue to recover what they deserve.

    Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Focus

    Our firm’s blockchain and cryptocurrency law experience includes:

    • Work on numerous high-profile cryptocurrency securities fraud cases;
    • Work on numerous cryptocurrency exchange hacking cases;
    • Counseling businesses on SEC-compliant coin and token offerings;
    • Counseling businesses on FinCEN-compliant cryptocurrency mining platforms and ATM services;
    • Counseling cryptocurrency intermediaries on FinCEN regulations;
    • Creatively structuring cryptocurrency-backed businesses;
    • Providing non-security opinion memorandums for US cryptocurrency exchange listings; and
    • Whitepaper legal review.

    We understand the cryptocurrency economy and the underlying facets of blockchain technology in a way that helps us stand out among law firms.  Our dedication to  principles of a decentralized and fair economy extends far into our legal practice.

    The firm’s founding attorney, Max Ambrose, is an active participant in the blockchain and cryptocurrency communities.  His involvement includes extensive research and analytics into blockchain technology and cryptocurrency economics.  In his research, he has looked over hundreds of cryptocurrencies, numerous blockchain structures and consensus algorithms, explored global regulations, analyzed principles and practices of decentralization (or lack thereof), and researched market fraud, market manipulation, trading trends and blockchain use cases.

    Our firm is dedicated to helping blockchain and cryptocurrency businesses thrive while protecting industry consumers against negligent and malicious business practices.


    Max Ambrose

    Max serves as a passionate and dedicated advocate for every one of his clients. He founded his own law firm in 2018 while simultaneously working closely with other attorneys in the field to gain valuable insights and experience. Max has a wide range of experience in both business and litigation (in-court) practices. He has counseled various companies on legal matters regarding business formation and operations, government compliance, contracts, and data protection, focusing specifically on fintech companies in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. He also has experience representing clients in court on issues including corporations, cryptocurrencies, securities, breach of contract, personal injury, and unfair competition.

    Max graduated cum laude with a J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2017. During his time at law school, he served as the Senior Articles Editor for the Gonzaga Journal of International Law, studied International Human Rights in Italy, interned at the Spokane City Attorney's Office, interned at Metsch Law Group, and represented numerous clients pro bono from the Kalispel Tribe of Indians. Max graduated from University of Arizona in 2012 with B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Economics. During his time at the University of Arizona and shortly thereafter, Max served as a campaign finance intern and fellow for Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick over the course of two successful Congressional campaigns.

    Outside of Max's legal practice, he consults with blockchain companies on platform technology and community management. He also researches, analyzes, and writes extensively on politics, economics, and technology, often with a focus on the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries.

    Max is licensed to practice law in the state of California.

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    Location: San Diego, California


    Phone: 602-570-2656


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