BX3 Capital, a business advisory firm for the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, has added leading tax expert Mike Minihan as a Partner. In addition, Jay Arcata, a seasoned business attorney, has taken the role of VP Client Operations for BX3 Capital.
“Using his extensive experience as an entrepreneur, attorney, and taxation expert, Mike will help guide BX3’s clients through the highly nuanced legal, financial and regulatory issues of this nascent industry,” says Kyle Asman, co-founder of BX3 Capital.
About Mike Minihan, Partner, BX3 Capital
Mike joins BX3 Capital after more than 20 years as an international tax attorney and entrepreneur. He has seen virtually every aspect of international taxation, having worked for the Internal Revenue Service, in private industry, and for Big Four public accounting and tax consultancies KPMG and PwC. Mike was a founding partner of WTP Advisors, a boutique international tax consulting firm that specialized in assisting the world’s largest companies with the thorniest of tax structuring and compliance issues. Over the years, Mike has also founded or co-founded several other tax-focused start-up ventures. After the successful sale of WTP in 2014, Mike joined the International Income Tax practice of Ryan, LLC, a specialized tax service firm, where he stayed until his early retirement, at the age of 47. Mike has been drawn from retirement, pulled by the astounding potential of the exciting technological revolution that is blockchain.
Mike holds both a BBA (Finance) and a JD from Pace University, and an LLM in Taxation from New York University. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut, with admission pending in the District of Columbia. His entrepreneurial feats were chronicled in Fortune’s “David vs. Goliath” segment, and he has been a frequently used source by the Wall Street Journal on matters related to international taxation. He has written numerous articles and lectured copiously on taxation issues, and has also served as a visiting professor at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business.
“It’s a truly exciting time to be involved in blockchain and cryptocurrency projects, and I am eager to provide my knowledge of best practices in entrepreneurship, business and regulatory matters to clients, and to the future of the industry at large,” says Minihan.
About Jay Arcata, VP Client Operations, BX3 Capital
A versatile attorney and business advisor, Jay joins BX3 after having spent the past several years as a partner at Halloran Sage, one of the largest and most respected law firms in Connecticut. While at Halloran, Jay was a business litigator and general counsel to a broad spectrum of businesses, providing sound, unfiltered advice in a wide variety of matters. In addition, Jay founded and served as chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Technology practice group, where he guided businesses through complex and evolving regulatory hurdles and provided key insights into emerging technologies, including blockchain and smart contracts.
Jay joined BX3 because he is an ardent believer in the transformative power of blockchain.
Jay has spoken and been published extensively in the areas of cybersecurity, data privacy and emerging technologies and has been called upon by numerous television and media outlets to share his insights and knowledge in this area. Throughout his legal career, has been consistently recognized as a Super Lawyer® and was named as one of the Connecticut Law Tribune‘s New Leaders in the Law in 2016. He was also named to the Hartford Business Journal‘s “40 Under 40” in 2012.
“I am excited to apply my legal experience, business acumen and knowledge base to shape the future of BX3 and its clients,” says Arcata.
“We are extraordinarily fortunate to welcome the talents, expertise, business acumen and industry insights that both Mike and Jay bring to BX3 Capital,” says Asman.
About BX3 Capital
We are passionate professionals with decades of combined experience in banking, marketing, accounting, finance, tax, and law, and use our expertise to provide the necessary tools and framework to turn ideas into successful businesses in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. We believe that the disruption that blockchain technology enables will inevitably lead to increased pushback from regulatory bodies as they see bad actors and noncompliant parties continue to take advantage of the decentralized, pseudonymous nature of the industry. We exclusively work with clients and partners who reflect our core principles of collaboration, ethics, and transparency. BX3 Capital is headquartered in New York, NY.
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