John J. Weldon IV focuses his practice on the representation of private funds (including hedge funds, private equity funds, hybrid funds and funds of funds) and investment advisers in connection with their structuring, formation and ongoing operational needs, general securities laws matters, and regulatory and compliance issues. His experience includes structuring and negotiating seed and strategic investments and structuring and negotiating co-investment vehicles, managed accounts, “funds of one,” joint ventures and other strategic relationships. John was named a 2021 “Rising Star” for Investment Funds by IFLR, a 2021 “Rising Star” for Investment Funds by Expert Guides and was shortlisted as a 2020 IFLR1000 “Rising Star” (Investment Funds).

John received his B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University, his M.A. in International Finance and Economics from Brandeis University International Business School and obtained his J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law, where he was a member of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce.


“The LIBOR Manipulation Scandal & the Wheatley Review: A Band-Aid on a Knife Wound,” 41 Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce 200 (2014)

Speaking Engagements

“Introduction to Hedge Funds and Investment Management Law,” NYU Law & Business Panel, October 2018


  • Expert Guides — 2021 Rising Star for Investment Funds
  • IFLR — 2021 Rising Star for Investment Funds
  • IFLR1000 – Rising Star (Investment Funds), shortlisted 

Prior Experience

  • Sills Cummis & Gross, 2014-2015