Joshua S. Rosenblatt

Managing Associate
Nashville
T 615.251.5590
F 615.251.5551
The Pinnacle at Symphony Place
150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 1900
Nashville, Tennessee 37201

As a Managing Associate in the firm's Nashville office, Josh is considered a trusted advisor in the financial technology (fintech) industry. He also serves as the head of the firm's blockchain team. Additionally, he is the managing director of BlackLine Advisory Group, a fintech consulting firm and ancillary business of Frost Brown Todd.

Josh's prominent work in the fintech industry includes representing businesses ranging from public companies to start-ups with the following:

  • Acquisitions and divestitures
  • Strategic business transactions
  • Bitcoin and Blockchain technology
  • Initial Coin Offerings "ICOs"
  • Smart contracts
  • Contract negotiations
  • Operational matters
  • Money service business & Money transmitter issues
  • Visa and MasterCard rules

Josh also has extensive experience representing the health care industry and other industries in general corporate matters. He advises clients on issues affecting private equity, joint ventures and start-ups. He also provides guidance to clients regarding securities law compliance and periodic reporting by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

Representative Matters

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Engagements

  • Undisclosed acquisition of blockchain company, with purchase price in Pre-ICO rights - Counsel for the acquiring company.
  • Undisclosed ICO launch - Counsel for planned token offering.
  • $5 million cryptocurrency hedge fund launch - Counsel for the fund.
  • International Expansion and Joint Venture - Counsel for the joint venture.

Financial Technology Engagements

  • $340 million revenue systems company merger - Lead associate counsel for the acquiring company.
  • $226 million payment processing company acquisition - Associate counsel for the acquiring company.
  • $26 million merchant portfolio acquisition - Lead associate counsel for the acquiring company.
  • $12 million point of sale solutions ISO acquisition - Lead associate counsel for the selling company.

Other Engagements

  • $750 million health care company merger - Lead associate counsel for the target company.
  • $500 million debt offering - Associate counsel for the issuer.
  • $120 million hospital acquisition - Lead associate counsel for the acquiring company.
  • $40 million venture capital portfolio creation - Lead associate counsel for the venture capital fund.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chamber of Digital Commerce, Member
  • Electronic Transaction Association, Membership Committee, Member
  • Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations, Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • Leadership Healthcare, Member

News

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Ben Schulman Center at Vanderbilt University, Executive Board Member
  • Nashville Business Incubation Center, Board Member
  • Safe Haven Family Shelter, Board Member
  • Oasis Center, Former Board Member
  • Community Nashville, Former Board Member

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Blockchain in Healthcare: Vanderbilt Law School, October 2016

A Legislative Definition of Blockchain: Capitol Hill, October 2016

How Blockchain Will Affect HIPAA: Distributed: Health, October 2016

Bitcoin, Blockchain & the Law: Distributed: Health, October 2016

Blockchain, Healthcare & the Law: Belmont Law School, September 2016

EMV - Impacts of the Electronic Payment Rule Changes: CLE, October 2015

Electronic Payment Industry:  What's Hot and How to Get Paid, Tennessee Bar Association, March 2015

An Inside View of the Electronic Payments World, Association of Corporate Counsel, Kentucky Chapter, November 2014

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