David M. Otto has over thirty-two years experience in corporate finance, securities, mergers/acquisitions, corporate governance, and capital markets. He received his B.A. from Harvard University and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He is the founding Managing Partner at Martin Davis, PLLC (“Martin Davis”), a boutique law firm based in Seattle, WA, and a Founder and General Partner of CounterPointe Ventures (“CounterPointe”), a blockchain technology fund.
Martin Davis is streamlining the contractual and legal processes necessary to launch innovative blockchain technology projects and decentralized application business models. Services provided include entity formation, transactional structure, token allocation, token-economics, contracts and legal documentation, legal opinions and memoranda, analysis regarding token payment/utility/asset-backed functionality, and Federal and State regulatory compliance.
Martin Davis has been instrumental in developing the recreational cannabis industry in the State of Washington since inception. Martin Davis 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.
Martin Davis and CounterPointe are currently representing various blockchain-related projects positioned to disrupt commerce, finance, and professional sports transactions. These projects include (i) the development of technology that enables the fractional ownership of art, (ii) the design and deployment of various applications on a scalable blockchain protocol capable of servicing solutions such as medium-of-exchange token transactions and related financial services, event-based issuance, data-centric commodities and dynamic education and (iii) the creation of a platform for tokenizing and democratizing access to professional sports franchises.
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., Commentary Editor, Fordham International Law Journal, 1987