Team

  • David TangCounsel, Head of SKRC

    David specializes in providing regulatory compliance consulting to registered investment advisers. In particular, he advises investment managers on the design and implementation of compliance policies and procedures, including the code of ethics, personal trading, gifts and entertainment, insider trading, expert networks, best execution, soft dollars, investment allocation, valuation, expense allocation, conflicts of interest, business continuity, cybersecurity and record keeping.  David also advises on SEC registration requirements and available exemptions.
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  • Debra FranzesePartner

    Debra works with sponsors and managers of various private investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles, including hedge funds, private equity funds, funds of funds, commodity pools, co-investment vehicles and various “hybrid” funds.
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  • Robert M. KuruczaPartner

    Robert is recognized as one of the country’s leading legal advisors in the financial services industry. He has represented major financial services companies, including banks, asset management firms, mutual fund complexes, trust companies, private wealth management firms and securities firms, in connection with a variety of regulatory matters and transactions, as well as litigation and compliance issues.
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  • Paul MillerPartner

    Paul’s practice focuses primarily on registered investment companies, registered investment advisers and broker-dealers.  He has worked extensively on the full range of matters affecting registered funds, including their formation, their registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Company Act of 1940, their service provider arrangements with investment advisers, distributors, transfer agents and custodians and their ongoing regulatory reporting and compliance obligations.
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  • Joseph M. MorrisseyPartner

    Joe works with sponsors and managers of various private investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles, including private equity funds, hedge funds, funds of funds, commodity pools, and various “hybrid” funds.
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  • David R. MullePartner

    David works with sponsors and managers of various private investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles, including hedge funds, funds of funds, commodity pools, private equity funds and various “hybrid” funds.
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  • Steven B. NadelPartner

    With over 25 years of experience, Steve seeks to deliver a practical, solutions-based approach to his clients tailored to their particular needs. His ultimate goal for each engagement is to help drive business success, and not just provide strong legal advice. Through his large network, he is able to source industry trends and intelligence, which he seeks to impart on a real-time basis as part of his process to a wide variety of clients ranging from start-ups to very large, prominent institutions.
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  • Kevin NeubauerPartner

    Kevin works with sponsors and managers of various private investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles, including private equity funds, hedge funds, funds of funds, commodity pools, and various “hybrid” funds.
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  • Patricia A. PoglincoPartner

    Pat’s practice specialties include the representation of investment advisers and related regulatory compliance; the formation and representation of private investment partnerships, group trusts and various offshore investment vehicles; the formation and CFTC registration of commodity pools, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors; the formation and ongoing representation of registered investment companies (open-end and closed-end funds) and their managers, distributors, underwriters and other service providers; and general securities and general corporate matters.
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  • Christopher C. RiccardiPartner

    Christopher works with sponsors and managers of various private investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles, including private equity funds, hedge funds, funds of funds, commodity pools, and various “hybrid” funds.
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  • S. John RyanPartner

    John advises a variety of clients — publicly and closely held corporations, partnerships, governmental entities, tax-exempt foundations and sole proprietorships — concerning all aspects of employee benefits matters. These matters include representation involving the structuring, drafting, operation, amendment and termination of qualified and non-qualified pension, profit-sharing, stock bonus and employee stock ownership plans, individual retirement accounts, stock option plans and group life, disability, medical reimbursement, and other types of welfare plans.
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  • Robert B. Van GroverPartner

    Rob specializes in the formation and representation of private funds (U.S., offshore, single and multi-strategy, fund of funds and private equity), investment advisers (federal or state registered and non-registered), broker-dealers, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors.

  • Daniel BreslerCounsel

    Dan primarily represents U.S. and non-U.S. investment managers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors and private funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds and commodity pools.
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  • Robert L. ChenderCounsel

    Robert advises clients on numerous issues relating to the formation and on-going operation of private investment funds (domestic and offshore), separately managed accounts, SEC and state registered investment advisers, and broker dealers.
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  • Lancelot A. KingCounsel

    Lance’s practice focuses on a broad range of regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters affecting investment companies and registered investment advisers. His experience includes counseling clients in the establishment, registration, and operation of registered investment companies; developing and reviewing compliance programs for investment companies and investment advisers; and counseling clients undergoing regulatory examinations.
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  • Philip MoustakisCounsel

    Philip advises companies and individuals on SEC enforcement matters, other regulatory and criminal enforcement investigations, internal investigations, and cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.
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  • Valentino VasiCounsel

    Val focuses on compliance, regulatory, and legal issues for financial services firms, including broker-dealers and investment advisers. Val has more than 20 years of experience practicing corporate and securities law. This has included drafting, negotiating and interpreting contracts; counseling clients on relevant laws and rules; representing clients with regulatory agencies; and developing compliance programs for broker-dealers, investment advisers, mutual funds and hedge funds.
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