Felix Shipkevich is a principal and founder of Shipkevich PLLC, a law firm head quartered in New York City with offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and London. Mr. Shipkevich maintains an active practice focusing on providing legal and regulatory services to money service business. His practice also includes enforcement defense litigation and regulatory investigations of money service business by federal and state authorities. He has represented money services business as well as technology companies in the money transmitter space in connection with mergers and acquisitions, cross-border purchase and sale negotiations and agreements, and general money service business company arrangements. Mr. Shipkevich regularly represents some of the largest non-bank foreign exchange dealers and money transmitters.
Felix Shipkevich is regularly involved with both national and cross-border financial services regulatory issues including representing clients investigated by regulatory bodies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Mr. Shipkevich is also a special professor of law at Hofstra University teaching corporate finance law. Mr. Shipkevich is Editor-in-Chief of Money Transmitter Law, a resource benefiting business owners and compliance practitioners, and has spoken nationally on panels for the money transfer community on various legal and regulatory topics.
From 2008 to 2011 Mr. Shipkevich served as the Chair of Futures and Derivatives Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association. Also, from 2012 to 2015 Mr. Shipkevich was on the Board of Directors of the New York County Association. He received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science, from SUNY Binghamton and his J.D. from Hofstra University.