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Hedge Funds

We counsel hedge fund clients on all aspects of structuring, forming and operating hedge funds. Our advice encompasses:

  • Advising hedge fund sponsors on forming and structuring funds with a variety of proprietary investment strategies.
  • Drafting fund limited partnership and limited liability company agreements.
  • Preparing private placement memoranda.
  • Negotiating and evaluating investments in financial instruments, such as pooled investment funds, futures agreements, repurchase agreements, swaps and other derivatives.
  • Advising fund managers on compliance with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and assisting with other ongoing compliance and regulatory matters.
  • Counseling fund managers on daily operations of fund management entities.
  • Advising activist fund managers on proxy solicitations.
  • Preparing federal and state securities filings.
  • Assisting fund managers and investors with preparing and completing due diligence items, including questionnaires that are submitted to prime brokers.
  • Organizing and registering investment advisers with the SEC and state regulators.
  • Advising clients in connection with Dodd-Frank and the JOBS Act.
  • Counseling clients with respect to SEC, CFTC, FINRA and NFA compliance.
  • Preparing compliance programs and conducting compliance reviews of registered investment advisers who manage hedge funds.
  • Counseling clients in connection with the marketing of hedge funds, including the presentation of performance information and review of advertising and marketing material.
  • Defending clients in SEC enforcement matters.
  • Providing advice on SEC proceedings.
  • Defending registered broker-dealers and representatives before the FINRA.
  • Advising fund managers in daily operations of fund-management entities.
  • Advising clients seeking to enter new markets, such as the EU.
  • Negotiating investment side-letters with large institutional investors.