Alexandra “Sasha” Levin

Partner, Co-Head of Emerging Growth & Technology Practice and Israel Practice, Head of Real Estate Practice
Location: New York, NY

Alexandra “Sasha” Levin is a partner of YK Law LLP and head of its Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency Practice, which provides U.S. and foreign clients including startups, funds, investors, advisors, governments and more with sophisticated and knowledgeable legal advice in underlying legal specialties such as securities, real estate, intellectual property, banking, finance, corporate, investment funds, employment and litigation.

She is also the co-founder and CEO of Womin.io, a blockchain-powered marketplace for employers and female freelancers to engage directly on a peer-to-peer basis.

Alexandra started her career practicing U.S. corporate & securities law in London at magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and later at White & Case in London and New York. Eventually she focused on real estate transactions at Katten Muchin Rosenman in New York. She later co-founded an alternative real estate investment fund, which she managed for five years before returning to practice blockchain law, most recently as a partner at CKR Law. Prior to attending law school, Alexandra worked in Jerusalem in the offices of Member of Parliament Dr. Yuri Shtern and the Yisrael B’Aliya Parliamentary Party.

Education

  • New York University, MS, Real Estate Finance & Investment (2011)
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD (2001)
  • Barnard College of Columbia University, BA (1994)

Bar Admissions

  • England & Wales (2006)
  • State of New York (2002)

Memberships

  • New York Bar Association, Member
  • FIBREE: Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise, Board Member
  • Blockchain Accountant Association, Board Member
  • Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, Chief Diversity Officer

Pro Bono

  • Columbia | IBM Blockchain Accelerator
  • Alchemist Blockchain Techstars Accelerator
  • dlab Blockchain Accelerator (SOSV, The Accelerator VC, and EMURGO)
  • City of New York Housing Court
  • BSDC Joshua Housing Development Fund Corporation

Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Hebrew
  • French
  • Yiddish

Recognition

  • Top 25 Finalist, Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge 2019
  • Key Takeaways from Consensus NY 2019: More Support for Women in Blockchain, LEXcellence
  • New York Blockchain Week – What’s Happening and What’s Coming Up: Womin’s Lounge, Digitex
  • Top 40 Blockchain Influencers of 2018, ICO Alert
  • The 50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs in 2018, Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Do You Know The Women On The Block?, Forbes
  • Bitcoin Bros – Meet The Women On The Block, Forbes
  • Women on the Block: The Use Cases and Applications for Involving Women in Blockchain, coindesk
  • Blockchain Week Heralds An End To Blockchain Brotopia, Forbes
  • The Crypto-Future is Female: Bitcoin Innovators Push for Inclusion, The Guardian
  • Women on the block: How blockchain is breaking new ground outside of technology, The Block
  • Incredible women along the blockchain path, LinkedIn

Recent Appearances

  • Keynote: “Blockchain Law 101: Key Legal Issues in Crypto”, Foundation for Accounting Education Digital Assets Conference, New York, October 29, 2019
  • Keynote: “U.S. Regulation of Cryptocurrencies”, Blockchain Seoul 2019, Seoul, October 16, 2019
  • Keynote: “Entrepreneurship 101: How Do You Successfully Raise Capital?”, CryptoChicks & HAP Blockchain and AI Youth Hackathon, Bahamas, August 23, 2019
  • Keynote: “Womin.io”, Harness All Possibilities – Data: The New Oil Fueling Investment Industry Insights, New York, June 13, 2019
  • Keynote: “Womin Investing in Women”, Barnard College of Columbia University Reunion for Class of 1994, May 31, 2019
  • Panelist: “Real Estate and Blockchain: Best Use Case or All Hype?” Malta A.I. and Blockchain Summit, Malta, May 24, 2019
  • Keynote: “Is the U.S. Open for Blockchain Business?”, FIBREE World Summit, Vienna, May 21, 2019
  • Host: Womin’s Lounge Closing Event featuring Awards to Fereshteh Forough of Code to Inspire and Rhonda Eldridge of Harness All Possibilities, New York, May 15, 2019
  • Organizer & Moderator: “Is the US Open for Blockchain Business?,” Fireside Chat with Congressman Warren Davidson, Womin’s Lounge at Consensus 2019, New York, May 13, 2019
  • Panelist: “Real Estate & Blockchain”, Women in Housing & Finance, Washington, D.C., April 9, 2019
  • Moderator: “Regulatory Sandboxes”, NYC Blockchain Center, New York, February 26, 2019
  • Panelist: “Race to Regulate: Who will Build the Winning Paradigm?”, Global Blockchain Business Council – Blockchain Central, Davos, January 23, 2019
  • Lecture: “Blockchain and Land Matters”, RMIT University, Barcelona, January 17, 2019
  • Organizer, Moderator & Keynote: “Women on the Block”, “Word of Law – Blockchain Law & Regulations”, Women on the Block Blockchain Diversity Conference , Singapore, November 14, 2018
  • Judge: Women4Blockchain & CryptoChicks Hackathon + Conference, New York, October 8, 2019
  • Moderator: “Blockchain Law”, Atlanta Blockchain Week, Atlanta, October 3, 2018
  • Panelist: “Blockchain & U.S. Law”, Realcomm, Las Vegas, June 6, 2018
  • Organizer & Keynote: “Welcome Remarks”, Women on the Block Blockchain Diversity Conference , Brooklyn, May 13, 2018

Recent transactions advised on by Alexandra Levin include:

  • $70 million Regulation D token sale by a U.S.- Russian technology platform
  • Regulation S token sale by a U.K. blockchain company
  • U.S. expansion of a Croatian real estate tokenization startup
  • U.S. investment in an Estonian health and fitness blockchain startup
  • Establishment of a private equity fund raising $132 million for an office and hotel complex in Moscow
  • US$2.03 billion IPO/privatization of a Central Asian state oil and gas company
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