Alexander Kanen

Alexander Kanen has over fifteen years of business and legal experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions, corporate governance and crafting investment ventures and strategic partnerships with particular emphasis on real estate, non-profit organizations and FinTech industry.

Mr. Kanen regularly counsels for-profit and non-profit business clients, including blockchain, FinTech and broker-dealer clients, in formation, syndication, acquisition, financing, development, sale and leasing of all real estate and business asset classes. He also represents many domestic and international high profile clients, as well as serves as general counsel to a number of international companies doing business in the United States and in Europe. He is fluent in Russian, French and Georgian languages and is well versed in intricacies of transacting business internationally. Ever since founding Kanen Law Firm, in 2007, his mission and focus have always been on finding ways to bring most value to the firm's clients, their families and their business.

As a prolific Blockchain entrepreneur and an early supporter of the Distributed Ledger Technology, Mr. Kanen follows very closely the evolution and the legal framework surrounding the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency industry and the initial coin offering (ICO) model. Kanen Law Firm has been accepting bitcoin as form of payment for legal services since 2014.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law

  • Blockchain Law
  • Non-profit Law
  • General Corporate
  • General Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York State Supreme Court 
  • US Federal District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • US Federal District Court - Southern District of New York


  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Clark University, B.A. Biochemistry, 1999