Blockchain Deal Tech, Done Right

Empowering the next generation of
blockchain deal technology with a new
collaboration of legal and engineering.

Tech-savvy corporate lawyers to advise on & structure prose contracts

Law-savvy blockchain devs to advise on & structure smart contracts

Bespoke “Ricardian triples”: parametrized smart contract and prose contract pairings that just work — saving time, money and grief

An example flow of stocks, equity, and options stored securely and confidentially, enabling more agile dealflow than ever before possible.

Let our experts guide you through tokenization, DAO structure, and blockchain engineering:

  • Tokenization of traditional securities via our groundbreaking SFT Protocol & qualified code deference approach to corporate governance

  • Deal structuring for transactions relating to DAPP / DAO / protocol tokens

  • Governance and entity formation / structuring for DAOs & blockchain-powered entities

  • Advice & consulting on technological, business and regulatory trends in blockchain technology

We are very active in lobbying for changes to securities laws and regulations to facilitate venture capital growth. ZeroLaw has been at the forefront of several recent initiatives to streamline capital raising regulations.


Our SFT Protocol maximizes the trust-reducing benefits of blockchain.

ZeroLaw’s SFT Protocol is a set of corporate transaction smart contracts that combine tokenized securities, embedded deal logic, and specialized legal agreements to deliver unprecedented trust-reduced automation in securities issuance / trading, cap table management, custody, dividend distribution and M&A deal execution.

Unlike other tokenized security technologies, we take an "on-chain-first" approach: implementing not only basic transfer restrictions on-chain, but also complex logic such as preferred stock liquidation waterfalls and employee stock option vesting.

We believe the theme of the new digital economy is the digital commons and that the venue for that commons will be public, un-permissioned blockchain. Issuers and shareholders will demand the transparency and interoperability that flow from this commons, and we intend to lead the way.

We’ve merged a deep knowledge of corporate traditional deal execution, legal regulations, blockchain, and traditional software development.

Gabriel Shapiro

8 years as corporate M&A lawyer with AmLaw 10 firms (Dewey & LeBoeuf, Weil Gotshal, Hogan Lovells); 2 years as independent attorney focused on blockchain sector; drafted Wyoming tokenized stock certificate legislation.

Ben Hauser

Blockchain engineer and Solidity developer since 2016; creator of the SFT Protocol and the Ethereum development and testing suite, Brownie.

Alex Firmani

Architect and DevOps; 17 years as a technical manager and builder of R&D teams; 8 years as CTO at an industry-leading media company in Los Angeles with a successful exit in 2016.