Hedge Fund Counsel

California Hedge Fund Attorneys

Hedge funds offer unique opportunities for the securities industry. They also offer many regulatory challenges that necessitate the help of an experienced securities lawyer. From the formation stage onward, JLG can advise you on the promotion of your hedge fund, including the latest performance marketing standards. In addition, JLG will provide guidance on the latest industry challenges such as compliance with new securities regulations, due diligence and risk management.

Legal Support for Hedge Funds

The securities lawyers and professionals at Jacko Law Group, PC (JLG), in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and California, can answer your questions and guide you through the process of forming and maintaining a hedge fund. We provide comprehensive legal advice and services to partners, advisers, investors and managing members of private funds such as hedge funds and private equity funds.

Our experienced professionals have each worked in the hedge fund industry for many years. We understand the difficulties that managers of onshore and offshore funds face and the opportunities available to them. For more information about recent guidance provided to our clientele, please click here.

Dodd-Frank Act and New Requirements for Hedge Funds

The Dodd-Frank Act (Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) promulgated in 2010, has impacted private funds dramatically. Now, all advisers to hedge funds must register as an investment adviser with the SEC or potentially, the states, dependent upon assets under management and jurisdiction. Let our attorneys advise you on these regulations and how they may impact your hedge fund.

Formation of Hedge Funds

Our securities attorneys provide effective and efficient services for individuals and companies interested in forming Hedge Funds, venture funds and other private funds. We offer advice on all aspects of the formation process from the beginning, including entity selection, formulation of corporate records, drafting of private placement memordandum (PPM) and subscription documents. JLG also drafts any necessary agreements, notice filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and/or state, and provides compliance best practices based on the firm's structure.

Compliance With Securities Regulations

The increasingly complex regulations that apply to hedge funds have led to a particularly volatile regulatory environment. JLG provides advice about developing and testing comprehensive compliance programs that take into account the myriad federal compliance laws and regulations such as:

  • Regulation D and Regulation S
  • The Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  • Rules 144 and 144A
  • Sections 3(c)(1) and (3)(c)(7), The Investment Company Act of 1940
  • The Investment Advisers Act of 1940

Let JLG assist with developing policies and procedures, reviewing advertisements and reporting/disclosure obligations under the SEC and other regulations. Our securities attorneys monitor the latest regulatory developments with respect to hedge funds and can provide counsel on complying with such developments.

Operations and Risk Management

We provide a full complement of ongoing legal services throughout the lifetime of your hedge fund, including:

  • Due diligence services
  • Fund structure creation, including leveraged buyouts, distressed and mezzanine debt financing, private investments in public equity, cross-border transactions and venture capital
  • Advice on complex transactions
  • Reviewing and preparing agreements with service providers
  • Private fund best practices and market trends and strategies
  • Planning exit strategies

Contact a JLG Lawyer for Securities and Exchange Commission Compliance Considerations

Jacko Law Group, PC, provides ongoing counsel and support to managers of hedge funds and other private funds. For more information or to speak directly with a securities attorney, call our law office directly at 619-298-2880 or contact us online.