Phore Blockchain is pleased to announce the addition of Erik Velie as General Legal Counsel to the team.
Mr. Velie is the founder of Victory Law group, LLP. As a leader in his field, he maintains a dual focus on his firm and his many entrepreneurial endeavors. Throughout his career, he has made a concerted effort to combine his penchant for technology and cryptocurrency, with his deep-seated need to help people, and his prowess as a litigator.
Beyond his career as an attorney, Mr. Velie has also had great success as an entrepreneur and in a world that is rapidly changing due to technological advances, he has not only excelled in both arenas, but has managed to leverage his experience in each to inform the other.
Mr. Velie has assisted in cryptocurrency business matters since 2017. His practice primarily involves the representation of individual and commercial entities in civil litigation and transactional matters. He represents clients in matters involving real estate litigation, transactional matters, construction disputes, commercial contract disputes, internet disputes, employment disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, bankruptcy, tort, personal injury claims, corporate partnerships, and shareholder disputes.
Mr. Velie earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Southern California School of Law. Prior to attending USC Law School, he attended Loyola Law School where he was in the top 15% of his class after his first year. Prior to graduation, Mr. Velie externed for Honorable Judge Erithe A. Smith at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana, California.
Before attending USC Law School, Mr. Velie earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from San Diego State University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a distinction in Finance. In addition, Mr. Velie graduated from San Diego State’s inaugural Business Honors Program, and earned membership into Phi Beta Kappa’s honor society.
Mr. Velie also studied Finance at the Balliol College of Economics at Oxford University in England during which time he earned a membership in the Oxford Union. Mr. Velie has been recognized in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 as a Rising Star with Super Lawyers, and is also an AV® Rated Attorney with Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Velie has also been recognized as one of the Top 40 under 40 Litigation Lawyers in the State of California for 2017.