BiographyDavid Otto

David M. Otto has been practicing law for over thirty-three years,  focusing on corporate finance, securities, mergers/acquisitions, corporate governance, and capital  market matters. He received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1981 and his J.D. from  Fordham University School of Law in 1987. He is the founding Managing Partner at Martin  Davis, PLLC (“Martin Davis”), a boutique law firm based in Seattle, WA, a Founder  and General Partner of CounterPointe Ventures (“CounterPointe”), a blockchain  technology fund, and a Founder and Principal of CounterPointe Sports Group (“CSG”), a  company dedicated to tokenizing interests in professional sports franchises.  

David is a leader in the effort to streamline the contractual and legal processes necessary to  launch innovative blockchain technology projects, decentralized applications, and tokenized  business models. He focuses on entity formation, transactional structure, token  allocation, token-economics, contracts and legal documentation, tokenization platforms,  legal opinions and memoranda, analysis regarding token payment/utility/asset-backed  functionality, and Federal and State regulatory compliance.  

David has also been instrumental in developing the recreational cannabis industry in the State of  Washington since inception. In this regard, David has assisted cannabis businesses with (i)  formation and strategic planning, (ii) securing capital, (iii) completing operational and financial  plans, (iv) developing production and processing goals as well as initiating, negotiating and  resolving successfully numerous legal disputes on behalf of cannabis licensees.  

Further, David is the chair of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children (LHHC), a non-profit  organization, fighting childhood hunger and malnutrition through fundraising, advocacy  and service. LHHC is a group of lawyers who believe that no child should ever experience  hunger.