Jeffrey Skinner focuses his practice on securities offerings, investment companies, investment partnerships and investment advisers. Mr. Skinner has extensive experience assisting clients with ongoing investment management and securities law compliance responsibilities, both on the federal and state level. He provides counsel and business advice to public companies on SEC filings, corporate governance and disclosure matters on a regular basis.
Mr. Skinner’s funds practice includes registered and unregistered funds, and involves regular counsel on registration statements, prospectuses and related offering documentation, as well as blue sky and corporate law issues. His pooled vehicle experience includes mutual funds, hedge funds, funds of funds, private equity funds, and real estate.
Mr. Skinner has been lead counsel in numerous public and private securities offerings, venture capital and other private financings, proxy solicitations, and disclosure and overall securities regulatory compliance by public companies. He regularly represents investment companies in securities, regulatory and compliance matters. Mr. Skinner’s experience includes representation of numerous investment advisers in legal and compliance matters, including SEC examinations and investigations. He counsels independent directors and trustees of mutual funds and mutual fund complexes. Mr. Skinner also provides assistance to start-up companies with seed capital and early-round venture financing needs, and has experience in various corporate and commercial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
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Tom Steed focuses his practice primarily in the business and finance, investment management, and securities area. He has extensive experience in public and private investment fund transactions, including assisting clients with the formation of all types of funds, fund management and governance matters, and evaluating and negotiating investments in investment funds. In addition, he has experience in investment advisory matters, including assisting clients with the formation and registration of investment advisory firms and management and governance related matters.
Mr. Steed works with clients on all types of funds and investment advisory matters. He provides counseling on domestic and foreign fund organization and structural issues, negotiating key terms with third party service providers, and providing legal advice on applicable state and federal securities laws. Mr. Steed has knowledge of, and experience dealing with, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the regulations of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Mr. Steed represents registered mutual funds, hedge funds and other private investment pools. He also represents registered and nonregistered investment advisers. In addition, he represents institutional investors in connection with their investment in funds and other types of investment pools.
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Paul Foley focuses his practice on investment management law, including the representation of investment advisers, hedge funds, mutual funds, banks, broker-dealers and other entities with regard to federal and state securities regulatory requirements. His practice covers the entire range of securities regulation. Mr. Foley has counseled investment advisers and hedge funds with regard to various compliance matters, including the development and implementation of compliance policies and procedures, mock examinations and investment adviser registration on Form ADV. He is also experienced in conducting internal investigations and advising clients regarding examination and enforcement-related inquires by self regulatory organizations and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, Mr. Foley has assisted clients in obtaining no-action and exemptive relief from the SEC.
Mr. Foley’s broad securities practice also includes the representation of real estate investment funds, operating companies and start-up companies with regard to various aspects of their businesses, including conducting private securities offerings and financings.
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Andrew Sachs focuses his practice on investment management, private equity, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. In his investment management practice, Mr. Sachs has assisted numerous clients with private investment company formation, including domestic and offshore hedge funds, real estate funds and asset securitization vehicles, and preparing SEC filings and various offering documents. Mr. Sachs has also assisted in mergers and acquisitions and private equity deals on both the buy-side and sell-side. He also has experience in the representation of public companies in private debt offerings and assisting clients with the purchasing and financing of aircraft.
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Mr. Sanders worked with the firm in its Investment Management and Corporate Law group as a summer associate in 2015 where he assisted with formation, regulatory filings, and corporate governance of public investment companies, private investment funds, and investment advisors. Mr. Sanders was a summer associate in 2014 at a law firm located in Milan, Italy in its Commercial Law practice where he worked under a partner as he executed mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and private placements for international clients.
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