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Arina Shulga

Arina Shulga

Partner

330 Madison Avenue
27th Floor
New York, NY 10017
arina.shulga@nelsonmullins.com

Arina represents startups and emerging growth companies, often acting as their outside general counsel and building long-lasting relationships that span the life of a company. Her services in this area include, but are not limited to, entity formation, advice and counseling regarding operations in the United States, employment law and IP-related matters, structuring complex joint...

Arina represents startups and emerging growth companies, often acting as their outside general counsel and building long-lasting relationships that span the life of a company. Her services in this area include, but are not limited to, entity formation, advice and counseling regarding operations in the United States, employment law and IP-related matters, structuring complex joint ventures and distribution agreements, and investment and exit opportunities. Further, Arina represents her clients when they are raising capital through SAFE, convertible note, Series Seed, Series A financings, and equity crowdfunding. 

An important focus of Arina’s work is representing fintech startups, including those companies that operate in the blockchain space (including NFT platforms, DAOs, gaming companies, and others). For her crypto clients, she advises on the regulatory aspects of operations, issuance of digital tokens, NFTs, creation of platforms, and other aspects of operations in the Web3 space. She also advises angel investors and venture capital funds when making investments into startups. 

In addition, Arina represents emerging fund managers on fund formation and setting up management and GP company structures, whether they are in the venture capital, hedge fund, or real estate fund space, including special purpose investment vehicles and Delaware series LLCs.

Arina Shulga

ventures and distribution agreements, and investment and exit opportunities. Further, Arina represents her clients when they are raising capital through SAFE, convertible note, Series Seed, Series A financings, and equity crowdfunding. 

An important focus of Arina’s work is representing fintech startups, including those companies that operate in the blockchain space (including NFT platforms, DAOs, gaming companies, and others). For her crypto clients, she advises on the regulatory aspects of operations, issuance of digital tokens, NFTs, creation of platforms, and other aspects of operations in the Web3 space. She also advises angel investors and venture capital funds when making investments into startups. 

In addition, Arina represents emerging fund managers on fund formation and setting up management and GP company structures, whether they are in the venture capital, hedge fund, or real estate fund space, including special purpose investment vehicles and Delaware series LLCs.

Arina represents startups and emerging growth companies, often acting as their outside general counsel and building long-lasting relationships that span the life of a company. Her services in this area include, but are not limited to, entity formation, advice and counseling regarding operations in the United States, employment law and IP-related matters, structuring complex joint... ventures and distribution agreements, and investment and exit opportunities. Further, Arina represents her clients when they are raising capital through SAFE, convertible note, Series Seed, Series A financings, and equity crowdfunding. 

An important focus of Arina’s work is representing fintech startups, including those companies that operate in the blockchain space (including NFT platforms, DAOs, gaming companies, and others). For her crypto clients, she advises on the regulatory aspects of operations, issuance of digital tokens, NFTs, creation of platforms, and other aspects of operations in the Web3 space. She also advises angel investors and venture capital funds when making investments into startups. 

In addition, Arina represents emerging fund managers on fund formation and setting up management and GP company structures, whether they are in the venture capital, hedge fund, or real estate fund space, including special purpose investment vehicles and Delaware series LLCs.

Experience

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Languages 

Russian

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, summa cum laude (2002)
    • Senior Editor, Journal of International Economic Law
    • Order of the Coif
  • The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania , Certificate of Study in Business Policy and Management (2002)
  • Mount Holyoke College, BA, magna cum laude (1997)

Admissions

  • New York

Practice Areas

Industries

  • Member, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
  • Founding Member and Director of JURUSS, a nonprofit trade association of Russian-speaking lawyers abroad
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School, Entrepreneurial Law
  • Expert-in-Residence at Penn Entrepreneurship Center
  • Legal adviser to Fordham Foundry and Fordham startups
  • Mentor, Techstars Crypto Boston