Cassandra is a partner in the Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group and Chair of our Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies group. She counsels clients on regulatory and compliance matters including all aspects of federal and state securities law and related issues, such as registration, regulatory reporting, cryptocurrency, private fund and mutual fund matters, including mutual funds, closed-end funds, real estate funds, qualified opportunity zone funds, private equity funds, debt funds, hedge funds and venture capital funds.

Cassandra's practice has focused primarily on securities, finance and venture capital, cryptocurrency and blockchain matters, corporate representation and governance matters, and all aspects of counseling emerging companies. She has assisted private and public companies, including mutual funds, in securities offerings, commodity pools, private equity issues, formation, registration, mergers and reorganizations. She has represented both issuing companies and investors in a variety of transactions, digital token sales and securities offerings.

  • Regulatory review and negotiation of private fund investments for investment advisers and institutional  investors.
  • Serving as chief compliance officer for a registered investment adviser.
  • Registering investment advisers with the SEC and individual states.
  • Representing alternative registered funds, including closed-end interval funds.
  • Representing a variety of private funds and private fund advisers.
  • Representing issuers in private offering of unregistered securities.
  • Counseling on the organization of investment advisers and registered funds, including the organization and registration of investment companies, drafting of all fund offering documents and preparation of required materials and approvals for board meetings; providing ongoing administration of investment companies; and compliance review and advice.
  • Advising on a broad range of merger and acquisition transactions, ranging from very large transactions such as the acquisition and financing of professional sports franchise to the acquisition and sale of a variety of closely held and emerging enterprises.
  • Presenter, "Form ADV – 2021 Updates and Considerations," Thompson Hine's Investment Management Coffee Chat Webinar Series, February 26, 2021
  • Presenter, "Cryptocurrency Products: State of Play," Thompson Hine's Investment Management Coffee Chat Webinar Series, February 3, 2021
  • Panel Member, "It's A New Day, Conflicts Part I," Webinar, August 2020
  • "Ensuring Blockchain and Crypto Compliance for Your Business," Finding Genius Podcast
  • Panel Member, Thompson Hine 11th Annual Hedge Fund Conference, New York, October, 2018
  • Panel Member, Gemini Thought Leadership Boston Influencer Conference, November, 2018
  • Presenter, Thompson Hine Qualified Opportunity Zones Briefing, Cleveland, December, 2018
  • Presenter, Understanding Cryptocurrency as an Asset Class, Greater Cincinnati Mutual Fund Association, March 5, 2018
  • Presenter, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency:  What are they and why should you care? Financial Executives International, Committee on Corporate Reporting, March 2018
  • Presenter, Compliance Workshop, Greater Cincinnati Mutual Fund Association, June 6, 2017
  • Panel Member, “Distribution in Guise and Issues Impacting Transfer Agents,” Ultimus Client Summit, 2016
  • Mutual Fund Compliance Programs Conference, Investment Company Institute, Washington, DC; May 7, 2015
  • GCMFA Compliance & Operations Workshop, June 16, 2015
  • Panel Member, “Regulatory Roundtable,” Ultimus Client Summit, 2014
  • Panel Moderator, “Women in Hedge Funds," Thompson Hine 10th Annual Hedge Fund Seminar, New York; October 15, 2014
  • “Why Launch A Registered Fund?” Thompson Hine Hedge Fund Conference, New York, October, 2013
  • "Advancing Fund Governance Presentation," Xavier University; October 24, 2013
  • "Regulatory & Compliance Issues Confronting Hedge Funds Today," Thompson Hine Hedge Fund Event, New York; October 17, 2013
  • Panel Member, “Regulatory Hot Topics That Could Impact Your Business,” Ultimus Client Summit, 2013
  • "The Changing Landscape for Investment Advisers," Cincinnati, May 2012
  • Listed in Legal 500, 2018 and 2019

Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • Greater Cincinnati Mutual Fund Association, Board Member
  • Aviatra Accelerators, Board Member
  • Arizona Venture Capital Conference, team member, 2000 to 2002
  • Kentucky State Bar Association
  • The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Phoenix Chapter, 2000 to 2002
  • Arizona State Bar Association, 1999 to 2005

Community Activities

  • WE Lead 2017, Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
  • Villa Madonna Academy Fine Arts Patrons, 2010 to present