Jeff counsels registered and unregistered money managers, including:
- Hedge fund managers
- Investment advisers
- Commodity trading advisers
- Commodity pool operators
He advises managers of both U.S. and offshore investment funds on daily operations and planning, funding, and structuring strategies that comply with regulatory requirements. Jeff drafts and reviews fund documentation and agreements.
Jeff also counsels investment advisers, commodity trading advisors and commodity pool operators on operations and other key business matters, including:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Regulatory investigations and examinations
- Compliance policies and procedures
- Securities valuation
In addition to advising many independent money-management firms, Jeff advises investment managers that are affiliates of larger financial institutions, including banks and insurance companies.
Past Financial Services Experience
Prior to practicing law, Jeff spent seven years working with one of the largest independent financial services firms in the Chicagoland area, where he provided advanced marketing support for the firm’s sales force, was a registered principal for its broker-dealer office and acted as the internal compliance officer for the firm.