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PHOENIX – Radix Law partners Jonathan Frutkin and John Gilbert have both been selected to Arizona Business magazine’s prestigious list of Top Lawyers. The list will be published in the March/April issue of the magazine.

Frutkin acts as General Counsel to a number of Radix’s business clients. He has been recognized for his work in mergers and acquisitions as well as securities law. Gilbert is known for his work on real estate matters and general business disputes during his more than 40 years of practice. Gilbert has negotiated hundreds of real estate leases for his clients.

“We are thrilled to have two attorneys on the list this year,” said Frutkin about Radix Law. The boutique law firm focused on business matters has a dozen lawyers and is located in Scottsdale.

“Most of the due is to our clients,” said Gilbert. “I never win this recognition without an outstanding group of great Valley business owners that are much more than simply my clients. After all these years, I consider most of my clients to be my friends.”

Radix Law is a business law firm. We are a boutique firm, personalizing our approach to each of our client’s needs. We react to your legal challenges, working everyday as part of your team. We create and take advantage of opportunities for you, whether in Arizona or around the world.

March 5th, 2019

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If you’re wondering what it takes to be one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, experts say you might want to start subscribing to the “it takes a village” philosophy.

March 5th, 2019

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Phoenix, Arizona –Radix Law partnered with Global Chamber Phoenix to host an election results impact event for businesses both locally and globally. They discussed the elections results with a group of 75 business professionals tonight at Tanzy in Scottsdale Quarter.

Principal at Radix Law, Jonathan Frutkin hosted a conversation between Arizona Republic’s political reporter, Dustin Gardiner and Founder and CEO of Scottsdale based GlobalMed, Joel E. Barthelemy.

“This was a great opportunity to get a non-partisan group of professionals together to discuss how election results will impact businesses on a local and global level,” said Jonathan Frutkin, Principal Attorney at Radix Law.

Frutkin has significant experience as an attorney, a business executive and business owner. Over the course of his career, he has owned a website design business, a software company, a real estate development company, and served as the developer for a national ice cream chain. Frutkin’s legal practice focuses on providing general counsel, including legal advice on capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, litigation strategy and intellectual property.

State politics reporter for the AZ Republic, Gardiner, covers Arizona Legislature, state agencies and the statewide elections systems. Gardiner received 2017’s “Story of the Year” award from the Arizona Newspapers Association for his coverage of the city’s land ownership practices.

As CEO/COO of Globald Med, Barthelemy has spent the last 16 of his 30 years in the technology industry focused on the development of connected health systems. Under Barthelemy’s leadership, GlobalMed uniquely stands as the only telemedicine provider to complete all parts of the process in-house, from inception to distribution.

Global Chamber® Phoenix is a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and leaders in metro Phoenix and 525 metros around the world, everywhere, growing global business. We help members connect, reduce risk and grow across metros and borders.

 

November 13th, 2018

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What laws impact me the the voter before I cast my ballot? Attorney Jon Frutkin spoke to TV3 about some things you might want to know about before you vote.

November 6th, 2018

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Attorney Jon Frutkin spoke with TV 3 about the laws around winning a lottery jackpot and what you need to know if you get lucky.

October 19th, 2018

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View Jon Frutkin’s presentation from FintechWorld in Los Angeles on March 5 about the origins of cryptocurrency and in the gaming world.

April 24th, 2018

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Jon Frutkin spoke with 12News about some of the laws surrounding tax deductions.

March 23rd, 2018

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Scottsdale, Arizona – During the last year, there has been an explosion of conversation about the rising and falling price of Bitcoin as well as the invention of hundreds of cryptocurrencies. Is this the latest tulip craze? Or is there something more happening that will transform our lives in the way the Internet did a generation ago?

On Tuesday, March 6, Jonathan Frutkin, the author of “Equity Crowdfunding” and Principal attorney at Radix Law, spoke to a crowd of about sixty local business leaders at Tanzy Restaurant in Scottsdale about the state of cryptocurrency and what it means for us.
“There is a good reason why Wall Street and Silicon Valley are calling this technology ‘transformative’, but perhaps not for the reason most of us think,” said Frutkin. “We must learn to broaden our understanding of currency in the modern age and the possibilities that exist so that Arizona businesses don’t get left behind.”

Frutkin is a frequent blogger and has written extensively on cryptocurrency. He is also known as a thought leader on crowdfunding and is the author of the book “Equity Crowdfunding”. Frutkin is also a frequent media commentator on television, on the radio and in print and has spoken internationally on these topics.

His law firm, Radix Law, has more than a dozen attorneys specializing in the law of Business, Real Estate, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy, and Estate Planning. Frutkin was listed as one of Arizona’s Top 100 Lawyers of 2017.

The Radix Law office is located in the Kierland Commons in North Scottsdale, at 15205 N Kierland Blvd #200, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. For more information, visit www.radixlaw.com.

 

March 9th, 2018

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Our own Jonathan Frutkin talking about the most valuable currency in the world at Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City.

February 16th, 2018

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Can you guess what the most valuable currency in the world is? You can buy 1 Euro for $1.24 in Germany using US dollars. Or for $1,300 USD, you can buy 1 ounce of gold. Or you can buy 1 bitcoin for $8,500. Which one is most valuable?

Throughout history people have used various currencies for transactions. In the earliest days, bones and teeth of various animals were used to trade for goods. There were a limited number of animal bones or animal teeth of a certain kind, which gave value to the ones used to transact for other things. Other civilizations used particular shells or other items to denote value.

The Gold Rush that occurred in the United States in the 1800s was basically an opportunity for people work to dig something up out of the ground, something with limited volume, and then use that as money. There was a great deal of trepidation when the United States moved off of the “gold standard” because that was used in order to back up real US currency. However, we have now grown used to the fact that the United States government controls the number of dollars that are in circulation, that that number is tied to the value of something, and that we can count on the dollars not to fluctuate too greatly on a day to day basis.

So which currency is the most valuable?

Notice the way your day functions. What do you use to make a transaction? Here in the United States, the United States Dollar is worth the most. It is worth more than gold. It is worth more than real estate. It is worth more than bitcoin. Why? Because you can buy things with it.

Money is used to buy things. It is used as a store of value that can be easily transferred in order to purchase things to eat, for shelter, for clothing, and the other things we need on a day to day basis. When was the last time that you went to the grocery store and asked to pay using a diamond? Or you said “Hey, I have got a whole bunch of Japanese Yen, can I use it?”

So the most valuable currency of all is the one that allows you to buy things in the country that you need to buy things in. That means the United States Dollar is worth a lot less in Europe, than it is in the United States.

So what holds all this together? It is the ability to change stores of value, whether that be other currencies or precious metals into local currency. For example, it is very easy if someone were to hand you Euros to accept that as payment, because you could simply go down to either your bank or a company that changes money and make that into US dollars. You can also accept gold. There is an easy way to know approximately how much US dollars you can get in exchange for gold. However, imagine somebody came to you with Malaysian ringgit. If they did that, you would say no. Why? Because it is incredibly difficult to turn that into United States currency.

This means that the ability to exchange is one of the most essential values of money. So, it is true in the world of cryptocurrency that the exchange is king. Without the ability to exchange cryptocurrencies into local currency that allows you to buy things, you have nothing.

At the beginning of the cryptocurrency boom, there was the thought that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies would be used as a way to replace US dollars or other local currencies. We are quite far from that. Who knows what the future holds, but for now local currency continues its reign. You will always be able to purchase things in that local currency. Until that time, without an exchange, your cryptocurrency is worth nothing.

Policy makers know this. This is the easiest place in the cryptocurrency ecosystem in order to push forward with governmental power. We have already seen it in China and we are beginning to see it in Korea and India. Keep your eye on the cryptocurrency exchanges. It is the only thing that can change cryptos into the most valuable currency in the world.

February 7th, 2018

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