JuiceboxDAO and juicebox.money do not provide legal services or advice to project creators – when using Juicebox, compliance is your responsibility.
If you need help assessing your project's needs, finding a legal expert, or legally incorporating your project, consider the following resources:
Use these resources to familiarize yourself with some of the legal concerns facing web3 projects and some common solutions.
- Projects based in the United States can begin reasoning through their project's legal needs with the Crypto Legal Risk Checklist. When you reach out to a legal expert, you can send them the completed document to help them understand your project.
- To learn about the tradeoffs between different legal entities for web3 projects, review Paradigm's DAO Legal Entity Matrix.
- Alternatively, a16z's Legal Frameworks for DAOs series provides a pragmatic overview of legal entity selection for DAOs within the United States.
- The SEC's Framework for "Investment Contract" Analysis of Digital Assets provides an overview of securities and commodities regulations as they pertain to cryptocurrency within the United States.
Once you have a general understanding of your project's legal needs, you are strongly encouraged to reach out to a legal expert for help addressing them and identifying any further legal requirements.
- Open Esquire is a group of legal engineers helping projects incorporate and maintain compliance within the United States. Get in touch on their website.
- If you're looking to find another lawyer, join LexDAO's Discord server and inquire in the
find-a-lawyerchannel. LexDAO also provides helpful legal templates on GitHub.
You can use these services to form legal entities for yourself or your project.
- To quickly form a legal entity within the United States, you can use Doola. To form an entity in another jurisdiction, you can use Otonomos. Alternatively, you can register for incorporation directly with the relevant government.
- MIDAO can help your project incorporate as a for-profit or non-profit Marshall Islands DAO LLC.
- Opolis helps individuals within the United States set up single-member companies to manage payroll, benefits, and taxes. This can be a great option for independent DAO contributors.
Templates can be a helpful starting point when working with a legal expert – be sure to review any documents with a lawyer before using them.
- OpenLaw is a framework for legal contracts which can interact with smart contracts. Visit their library for a large collection of open-source legal documents made for web3 projects.
- The LexPunk Army community provides free templates and resources for on GitHub and on their forum.
- For common legal documents, you may have success using AI chatbots to create preliminary drafts which you can then improve with a lawyer's help. nani.ooo is an Ethereum-specific AI wallet assistant worth experimenting with. Popular chatbots like ChatGPT and Bard can also be effective. As always, don't use any documents until you have reviewed them with a legal expert.
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