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Private Equity & Private Fund Services


Private 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, Jacko Law Group (JLG) can advise you on the promotion of your hedge fund, including the latest performance marketing standards. We offer hedge fund advisory and consulting services and we will provide guidance on the latest regulatory initiatives, compliance program tips and risk management.

Legal Support For Hedge And Other Private Funds

The securities lawyers and professionals at JLG will guide you through the process of forming and maintaining a hedge, private equity, or other private fund. We provide comprehensive legal advice and services to partners, advisers, investors and managing members of these private funds.

Adviser To Private Fund Requirements

As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act (Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) promulgated in 2010, advisers to funds typically must either file as an exempt reporting adviser, register as an adviser to a private fund or qualify for an exemption to registration. Let our attorneys advise you on these regulations and how they may impact your fund.

Fund Formation

Our securities attorneys provide effective efficient solutions for individuals and companies interested in forming 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 memorandum (PPM) and subscription documents. JLG also drafts any necessary agreements, notice filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and/or state(s), and provides compliance best practices based on the firm's structure.

Fund Compliance With Securities Regulations

The increasingly complex regulations that apply to funds require the development of strong internal controls. JLG provides advice about developing and implementing comprehensive compliance programs that take into account the myriad of industry rules 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 promotional materials, authoring investor disclosures and fulfilling regulatory reporting obligations. Our securities attorneys monitor the latest regulatory developments with respect to private 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 fund, including:

  • Due diligence services
  • Fund structure creation,
  • Venture capital
  • Advice on complex transactions
  • Reviewing and preparing agreements with service providers and vendors
  • Guidance on private fund best practices
  • Planning exit strategies
  • Corporate governance and board matters
  • Employee and consultant relationships


JLG provides ongoing counsel and support to managers of hedge, private equity, or other private fund. For more information or to speak directly with a securities attorney, call us directly at 619.298.2880 or contact us online.


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