Kasim Carbide

Kasim Carbide

  • Business Law
  • Illinois
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Attorney Carbide provides remote counsel services for startups in need of corporate documents, corporate governance, licensing, and BSA/AML compliance. As a new company, obtaining the correct license quickly and creating accurate contracts and compensation structures will set your company on the path for success, while creating the proper dynamics to motivate your team.

Since every company will require a different approach, Attorney Carbide devotes ample time with executives and upper management to understand all relevant risks and concerns to provide a tailor made solution to maximize profits and mitigate risk. Attorney Carbide often represents cryptocurrency and financial technology companies for a variety of federal and state licensing, intellectual property, and contract drafting and negotiating issues.

Practice Area
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 6332011
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  • American Sign Language: Spoken
  • Bengali: Spoken
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Gujarati: Spoken
  • Hindi: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
  • Urdu: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Legal Counsel
- Current
Chief Legal and Compliance Officer
Business Environment Scientific Technology Inc.
Drafting and reviewing a wide range of legal documents, including policies, procedures, merchant agreements, licensing agreements, SaaS, etc. Organizing and directing the company’s activities to protect its interests from a legal/compliance/regulatory standpoint. Reviewing contracts, marketing materials, and consumer disclosures for compliance with applicable regulations. Working with outside counsel to oversee disputes and litigation matters; litigation management. Developing, managing, and updating AML/BSA/KYC/PCI-DSS/SOC policies and procedures. Conducting risk assessments, monitoring and testing systems, and administering training. Cultivating a culture of compliance for managing compliance throughout the company; reviewing and filing SARS. Working on legal operations and initiatives to improve management, effectiveness of legal process, and company’s bottom line. Strategizing with various stakeholders, executives, directors, and partners.
In House Counsel
Business Environment Scientific Technology Inc.
Drafting and submitting petitions to various Departments of Banking for exemption from money transmitter licensing in 30 states. Obtaining Letters of Non-Objection allowing company to expand operations and do business in new territories.
General Counsel & Vice President
Bitcoin of America
Advising the CEO, COO, CCO, and the Board to develop the Company’s vision, missions, values, and strategic plan. Navigating rapidly changing state and federal cryptocurrency laws. Managing compliance, risk management and legal service matters ?? Attending executive level meetings related to the future direction of the company, mergers and acquisitions, and changes in policy. Creating and reviewing vendor contracts and contractor agreements, including software development agreements. Reviewing, negotiating, and drafting a variety of legal agreements ranging from location leases, vendor agreements, employment agreements, licensing agreements, etc. Ensure that the company is in compliance with all current laws, rules, regulations and licensing requirements. Providing expert and strategic legal advice to management particularly on how to grow the business. Setting internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors.
Law Clerk
Ostojic & Scudder
Kasim Carbide played a key role at Ostojic & Scudder as the Firm's Law Clerk. Kasim assisted Attorneys and Support Staff with organization of all case files, researching family law, personal injury law, and dental malpractice law, and consulting with clients.
Student Associate
Lexis Associates are fully trained to use the LexisNexis suite of online research services and also in how to pass that expertise on to others. Associates run weekly or bi-weekly clinics to provide fellow students with free support and assistance in using LexisLibrary and LexisPSL. Students can consult them on problems such as how to find a particular case or statute, how to find all the cases relevant to a specific problem, how best to search in order to maximise results, or even whether a particular journal or other source is available online.
Law Clerk
The Law Offices of Tiffany Hughes
Kasim Carbide played a key role at The Law Office of Tiffany M. Hughes, P.C. as the Firm’s Law Clerk. Kasim assisted Attorneys and Support Staff with organization of all case files, legal research, memorandums, and assistance with case management. Kasim’s passion for Family Law derived from his love for protecting children and advocating for those who can’t advocate for themselves.
University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
J.D. (2018) | Corporate Law; Immigration Law; International Arbitration
Honors: GPA 3.741 (Top 8%). Order of John Marshall (2018). Dean's List.
Activities: John Marshall Law Review Student Publications Editor. Associate Barrister of ADR Team Recruitment. Vis West International Moot Court Competition Participant. Vis East International Moot Court Competition Alternative. Moot Court Honors Council. Student Association of Immigration Law President. International Law Society Treasurer. Professor Cecil Hunt's Teaching Assistant.
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.A. (2013) | Philosophy; Psychology
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Morrissey Scholar Award
Francis D. & Corinne S. Morrissey Professional Responsibility Scholars Program
Awarded to a student excelling in professional responsibility embodying the laurels of the legal profession, and for successfully publishing an article in the Chicago Bar Association Magazine.
CALI Excellence for the Future Award of Academic Excellence in Professional Responsibility
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
Awarded to the student with the highest grade in a law school course.
CALI Excellence for the Future Award of Academic Excellence in Constitutional Law
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
Awarded to the student with the highest grade in a law school course.
Who's Who Among American Law Students Award
Who's Who
Honoring students based on outstanding campus leadership, scholastic ability, off campus leadership, and community service.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6332011
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Anti Money Laundering Specialist
Association of Anti Money Laundering Specialists
LexisNexis Practice Ready Certification
LexisNexis Professional Research
Websites & Blogs
Carbide Law Website
CBA's @theBar
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. How legally binding is a non-compete clause if a client wants to continue services after terminating your contract?
A: The answer to your questions will depend on (1) what West Virginia courts consider enforceable non-competition provisions, (2) the specific facts and circumstances of your case, and (3) the language of the non-compete as well as any other restrictive covenants (clauses that forbid you from doing something) contained in your Independent Contractor Agreement.

Typically, employers wants to balance making non-compete restrictions as broad as possible to protect the employer's interests, because if not courts interpreting such a provision can deem it over broad and unenforceable and thus unreasonable.

Generally, West Virginia Courts enforce non-competition agreements that are (1) supported by consideration, (2) ancillary to a lawful contract, and (3) reasonable and consistent with the public interest. Without reviewing your Agreement and finding out more information it is difficult to provide you with a specific answer. Reaching out to a licensed West Virginia contracts attorney would be your best bet to review your specific contract language and provide you with the most accurate response. ... Read More
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Contact & Map
Business Environment Scientific Technology, Inc.
1645 South River Road
Suite 8
Des Plaines, IL 60018