Instead of trying to be everything to everybody, we’ve made a name for ourselves by delivering what our clients need most: in-depth, hands-on legal counsel throughout the financial services sector — and beyond.
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Schulte has unparalleled experience advising hedge fund managers in the United States, the United Kingdom and around the world. With market-leading experience and an appreciation of both legal and business perspectives, we provide comprehensive support to hedge fund managers on all aspects and stages of their operation, from fund structuring and tax matters to compliance and litigation.
Types of Funds Represented
We represent more than 400 hedge fund, private equity fund and fund-of-funds managers and thousands of investment funds globally.
Credit and high-yield
Schulte is also one of only a few law firms with a dedicated group of lawyers who focus on regulatory and compliance matters particular to hedge funds. With this specialized knowledge and our long history in the market, it is no surprise that we serve as principal counsel to many of the leading domestic and international funds and fund managers.
Fund Structuring and Marketing
Fund structuring, formation and documentation
Advice on “market” terms for funds based on their investment strategies
Structuring of hybrid hedge/private equity funds
Advice on fund marketing materials, including regulatory issues
Side letter negotiations
Advice and negotiation of agreements with prime brokers and administrators
Acquisition and financing of fund investments
Representation in bankruptcy proceedings
Advice on trading rules and compliance
U.S. and U.K. investment adviser registration and compliance
CFTC registration and exemptions
Representation in enforcement actions and litigation matters
Schedule 13D, 13G, and 13F and Section 16 filings
Advice on managing conflicts of interest
Employee and partner compensation arrangements and tax planning
Golden handcuffs and restrictive covenants
Sales, acquisitions, spin-offs and internal and external exit strategies
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