Amy Wan is Founder & CEO of Bootstrap Legal, which automates real estate syndication legal documents, and co-founder and CEO of Sagewise, a legaltech blockchain company. She hosts The Law and Blockchain Podcast (a show on The Bitcoin Podcast Network) and has authored the Bloomberg Law practice guide to ICOs and Lexis Nexus' Private Equity practice guide. Previously, she was a Partner at a boutique securities law firm and General Counsel at a real estate crowdfunding platform. Amy founded Legal Hackers LA, which programs around the intersection of law and technology; was named one of ten women to watch in legal technology by the American Bar Association Journal in 2014 and one of 18 millennials changing legaltech by law.com in 2018; and was nominated as a Finalist for the Corporate Counsel of the Year Award 2015 by LA Business Journal.
Amy has also worked in international regulatory and trade policy at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and was a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Transportation. She holds an LL.M. in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a JD from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California.
The Law Office of Amy Wan, Esq.
I run a solo law practice devoted exclusively to representing real estate syndicators on private placement offerings using Regulation D exemptions (Rule 506(b) and 506(c) offerings). This includes representation on single-asset syndications, semi-specified funds, and blind pools. My practice utilizes technology provide by Bootstrap Legal, my AI company that automates certain elements of the drafting process. We only charge flat fees for offerings we represent.
Stuff i've done
• In 2018, I raised a $1.25M seed round for Sagewise—while pregnant/with a newborn (documented here).
• In 2015, I advised Patch of Land on its $23.6M Series A raise; spoke on the global legal hacking movement at SXSW 2015; taught as Faculty at the PLI Crowdfunding 2015 seminar and ACMA annual meeting; was named Finalist for Corporate Counsel of the Year by LA Business Journal; and developed the marketplace lending industry's first secured payment dependent debt instrument.
• In 2014, I was named one of 10 women to watch in the legal tech by the American Bar Association Journal.
• In 2013, I served on multiple U.S. delegations to the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee; assisted USTR in ongoing trade agreement negotiations; and helped companies and industry associations to remove regulatory barriers to trade.
• In 2012, I coordinated a roundtable for U.S. Assistant Secretary of State of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner on implementation of the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; and assisted in negotiations of a U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution passed at UNHRC Session 21.
• In 2011, I led a team that placed third in the World Finals of the WTO International Moot Court Competition; and organized the U.S.-China Transportation Forum, a Deputy Secretary and Vice Minister-led forum for the U.S. Department of Transportation.