June 15, 2022 - Los Angeles - Venue TBA

Trusted LA

A 1-day Summit dedicated to NFTs, the Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency for leading Entertainment Advisors.

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A professional summit focusing on digital assets from a tax, legal, risk and investment perspective, for advisors with high net worth clients.

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Cryptocurrency and NFTs have been a hot topic – and one that advisors with high net worth clients are looking for concrete guidance on. Many clients are heavily invested in the space, and are interested in creating and collecting NFTs. This has created a series of unique challenges from a tax, legal, and risk perspective. The slow roll-out of State and Federal legislation adds to the complexity.

The Trusted Advisor audience is a tight-knit & exclusive group of advisors with A-list celebrity clients, influencers, pro-athletes, musicians, creators and producers. They handle their clients’ complete picture: from their banking and bill pay, to insurance, cyber-security, business ventures, large purchases and investing.

Confirmed Speakers

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Heidi Chung
Variety
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Leah Lamarr
Comedian & Web3 Advisor
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Adam Friedman
CAA & Connect Ventures
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Emma Waldron
WiLDE
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Gino the Ghost
Grammy-Winning Producer
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Thomas Fiss
OneOf
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Swan Sit
Queen of Clubhouse
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Mickey Maher
Dapper Labs
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Michelle Reeves
Mavion
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Joshua Rivera
Blockchain Capital LLC
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Vickie Nauman
CrossBorderWorks
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Baron Davis
More Than Us (LLC)
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Jennifer Justice
The Justice Dept
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Angelo Robles
Family Office Association
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Rob Bonstein
HIFI
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Jake Udell
Metalink
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Jacob Berman
Meta
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Syama Meagher
Scaling Retail
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Cactus Raazi
Amber Group
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Geoff Sawyer
United Talent Agency
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Jeremy Lewis
Crypto.com
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Shira Lazar
What's Trending
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Jackie Fast
Sandbox Ventures
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Jacob Martin
2 Punks Capital
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Brooke Jackson
Water & Music
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Reed Ryan
Christie’s
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John Paller
Opolis
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Jack O’Holleran
SKALE Labs
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Joshua Wolters
Legaci
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Francine Ballard
MetaGolden
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Harrison Wang
Unblocked
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Michael Williams
Prager Metis CPAs
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David Wachsman
Wachsman
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Tamar Kaprelian
Nvak Collective
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Jeremy Goldman
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz PC
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Charles Adkins
NFT Thought Leaders
The Program
8:00 AM
Check-In & Breakfast
9:00 AM
Opening Remarks

Matthew Hoffman
Founder of Trusted Advisor

9:10 AM
Law 101: Navigating the Legal Pitfalls of Web3

Jeremy Goldman
Co-Chair, Blockchain Technology Group of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz PC

Jacob Martin
General Partner of 2 Punks Capital

Reed Ryan
Associate Vice President, Corporate Counsel, Christie’s 

Angelo Robles
Founder and CEO of Family Office Association

9:40 AM
Platform Revolution: Empowering Music, Sports & Entertainment

Adam Friedman
Executive at CAA and Investor at Connect Ventures

Emma Waldron
Founder of WiLDE

Thomas Fiss
Vice President of Music NFTs of OneOf

Heidi Chung
Media Analyst / Correspondent, Variety Intelligence Platform (VIP+)

10:10 AM
Web3 and Music - The Road Ahead

Web3, NFTs, decentralization and the metaverse are all in the early stages of presenting opportunities and challenges for music artists, labels, publishers and platforms. The traditional music industry is fraught with complexity, yet is once again on a growth trajectory after its disruption and near collapse 20 years ago. Now with emerging technologies and capabilities for Web3, we once again find the tangle of music rights and technology on a collision course. Join a group of thought leaders who will bring diverse perspectives to a discussion about opportunities, potential for innovation, and complications in web3.

Mickey Maher
SVP of Platform and Blockchain Partnerships at Dapper Labs

Jennifer Justice
CEO & Founder of The Justice Dept

Geoff Sawyer
Agent, Video Games at United Talent Agency

Vickie Nauman
Founder and CEO of CrossBorderWorks

10:50 AM
Trusted Advisor Keynote

Announcing an important overhaul of the Trusted Advisor Membership platform.

Matthew Hoffman
Founder of Trusted Advisor

10:50 AM
DTC: Direct to Community

Gino the Ghost
Grammy Winning Producer and Co-Founder of Blocktones

Jake Udell
Founder and CEO of Metalink

Shira Lazar
Founder of What’s Trending

11:55 AM
The New Creator Economy

How have artists and brands utilized web3 and NFTs to create new opportunities for themselves? Envisioning a new paradigm for promotion and engagement by creating revenue streams around communities. How is web3 different than web2 and how will it impact creators and brands in the future. We will look at new business models and creative formats.

Francine Ballard
CEO of MetaGolden

Swan Sit
Queen of Clubhouse

Leah Lamarr
Comedian and Web3 Advisor

Tamar Kaprelian
Co-Founder and CEO of Nvak Collective

12:30 PM
The Importance of User Experience for Mass NFT Adoption

As NFTs’ popularity continues to grow, we are seeing limitations on mainstream adoption due to high minting costs and long transaction wait times. The need for an easy, seamless user experience is critical to alleviating the current barriers to adoption. Learn how the SKALE network is optimized for user experience with its zero-cost gas fees and fast, modular, multichain technology that lets you mint NFTs for free!

Jack O’Holleran
Co-Founder and CEO of SKALE Labs

1:15 PM
How VC Investing and Web3 Can Empower Entertainers and Musicians

Jackie Fast, Founder of Sandbox Ventures, Harrison Wang, Co-Founder of Unblocked, and Joshua Wolters, Founder of Legaci, all use their investment and Web3 platforms to create new opportunities and empower talent in the entertainment industry. Their panel will cover topics such as building tech companies that support talent, VC investing in the space, and using Web3 tools to help artists build their brand and community. 

Harrison Wang
Co-Founder of Unblocked

Jackie Fast
Managing Partner of Sandbox Ventures

Joshua Wolters
Founder & CEO of Legaci

1:45 PM
Regulations are On Their Way

Cactus Raazi
Co-Head of Americas at Amber Group

Joshua Rivera
General Counsel at Blockchain Capital LLC

2:20 PM
The Massive Forces Pushing Web3 Forward

Rob Bonstein
VP Membership at HIFI

Jeremy Lewis
Sr. Director, NFT Acquisition at Crypto.com

Jacob Berman
Entertainment at Meta

David Wachsman
CEO of Wachsman

2:50 PM
Opolis: Leading The Democratization Of Self Employment

In 2022, we are witnessing the rise of independent creators who earn significant revenue from platforms like YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram. While the perks of self-employment are well publicized, there are still corporate employment benefits that are not as easily accessible to independent workers; let alone creatives earning in the entertainment industry. Opolis is a blockchain powered initiative that empowers creators to employ themselves, gaining a wide range of benefits, healthcare options, in addition to owning a stake of the cooperative.

John Paller
Founder & Steward of Opolis

3:20 PM
Fashion Retail, Business Development, and the Metaverse

Syama Meagher, Michelle Reeves, Jennifer Justice, and Brooke Jackson of Water & Music, are industry experts who are transforming ecommerce, business development, and fashion through the metaverse. Using NFT and Web3 Strategy, these women are uplifting independent designers and advising women-owned businesses. In this panel, the speakers will discuss how they bridge the worlds of fashion and ecommerce, Web3 and NFTs, and entertainment.

Syama Meagher
Consumer X Web3 Strategist at Scaling Retail

Michelle Reeves
Cofounder & CEO of Mavion

Jennifer Justice
Founder and CEO of The Justice Dept

Brooke Jackson
Head of Research + Business Operations at Water & Music

3:50 PM
Crypto and NFT Tax Considerations

Michael E. Williams, CPA, CGMA, MS
Partner at Prager Metis CPAs

4:20 PM
NFT Thought Leaders, Baron Davis Panel

Baron Davis
More Than Us (LLC) presented by Baron Davis Enterprises, LLC

Leonard Armato
CEO and Founder of Management Plus Enterprises

Charles Adkins
Co-Founder of NFT Thought Leaders

5:00 - 7:00 PM
Cocktail Party

Our Trusted Partners

Thank you to our Partners for making everything possible

Amber Group

Founded in 2017, Amber Group is a leading global digital asset company that provides a full range of digital asset services spanning investing, financing, trading, and spending. Its 24/7 trading desk serves over a thousand institutional clients globally while the integrated digital asset platform WhaleFin serves the individual investors via mobile and desktop applications. To date, Amber Group has cumulatively traded over $1T, with $5B in assets under management. Recently, Amber Group raised $200M in Series B+ round led by Temasek at a valuation of $3B. To date, Amber Group has raised a total of $328 million in funding from world-class investors such as Temasek, Sequoia Capital, Paradigm, Tiger Global Management, Dragonfly Capital, Pantera Capital, Coinbase Ventures, and Blockchain.com.

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Opolis

Opolis was birthed by the vision of a more egalitarian global employment framework: A system that brings powerful tools and infrastructure to independent workers so that they can design their work-life in a way that suits their personal lifestyle preferences. With an estimated 90 million self-employed workers by 2028 in the U.S. alone, current toolsets are either out-of-date or non-existent for this population of workers. Up to now, virtually all employment and HR technology is designed toward corporations as the primary ‘customer’. That is all about to change as we see the emergence of next-generation Employment Cooperatives like Opolis.

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SKALE Network

SKALE is the first Ethereum native multichain network built for bringing NFTs, DeFi, and Web3 to billions of users. The modular, customizable, and open-source platform can support an ever-expanding set of Dapp-specific chains and is fully decentralized. SKALE is the next generation in blockchain technology.

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Prager Metis

Prager Metis is a top international advisory and accounting firm with over 100 partners and principals, more than 600 team members, and twenty-four offices worldwide including New York, New Jersey, California, D.C. Metro, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, London, UK, Chennai, India and the Metaverse. Clients come to Prager Metis for the expert advice that protects and grows the value of their world—whether that world is local or extends across international markets. As one of the nation’s fastest growing firms offering a full range of accounting, audit, tax, consulting, and international services. Prager Metis helps make Your World. Worth More. https://pragermetis.com/

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Family Office Association

Family Office Association is a highly selective membership and digital events organization dedicated to the multigenerational success of families, the thriving and intergenerational understanding of family members of all generations (Traditional, Boomer, NextGen, Millennial, Gen Z) and to the family offices that work with pride and distinction in supporting all five capitals (financial, human, intellectual, social, and spiritual) of the families they serve.

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NFT Thought Leaders

NFT Thought Leaders is the largest organized group of individuals that meet in person and virtually across 20 global cities to discuss the future and current atmosphere of NFTs and Blockchain solutions technology. Our goal is to bring together the brightest minds in the NFT and Blockchain spaces to foster growth, business advancement, and industry thought leadership.

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Cointelegraph

Founded in 2013, Cointelegraph is the leading independent digital media resource covering a wide range of news on blockchain technology, crypto assets, and emerging fintech trends. Each day our team delivers the most accurate and up-to-date news from both the decentralized and centralized worlds.

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Momentous Insurance Brokerage

In 2008, the insurance and financial industries experienced an historic failure, the likes of which we hope to never see again. At a time when businesses were closing their doors, a very select group struck out on their own, led by Diane Brinson, to place their stake in the ground and stand above the rest. With honesty, integrity, transparency, and service as the cornerstones of the foundation that has become Momentous Insurance Brokerage, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of insurance and risk management consultation that has resulted in the firm growing to over 200 employees, with offices on both coasts, and rising to a Top 50 nationally ranked, privately owned insurance brokerage.

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Bill.com

Bill.com is a leading provider of cloud-based software that simplifies, digitizes, and automates complex, back-office financial operations for small and midsize businesses. Customers use the Bill.com platform to manage end-to-end financial workflows and to process payments. The Bill.com AI-enabled, financial software platform creates connections between businesses and their suppliers and clients. It helps manage cash inflows and outflows. The company partners with several of the largest U.S. financial institutions, including the majority of the top 100 U.S. accounting firms, and popular accounting software providers. Bill.com has offices in San Jose, California and Houston, Texas. For more information about our wealth management offering, visit www.bill.com/wealth-management

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Signature Bank

From personalized banking and credit services, to powerful cash management systems and flexible financing for businesses, Signature Bank stands alone in its ability to offer the service and responsiveness one would expect to find at a small bank–while featuring the reach, experience, knowledge and capabilities of a big bank.

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Music Business Association

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is the only membership organization that unites players from all segments of the global music business into a collective voice to promote overall growth throughout the industry. Association members benefit from the connections and business-defining conversations offered by our slate of in-person and virtual events; educational resources which keep them up-to-date on the latest news, data, and issues affecting the music business; and the ability to engage and collaborate with one another, empowering our collective membership to promote industry-wide growth.

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Music Managers Forum

The Music Managers Forum – US (MMF-US) is the non-profit trade association for music managers and provides a platform to connect, enhance, and reinforce the expertise and professionalism of music managers and self-managed artists. Our goal is to further the interests of managers and their artists in all fields of the music industry, including live performance, recording and music publishing, and strives to engage in smart, cutting edge, informative and innovative programs and initiatives, as well as advocacy efforts.

 

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