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USA 2022
USA - Nationwide Registered Funds
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9 Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

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Registered Funds - USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for

Ropes & Gray boasts a hugely respected ’40 Act practice, fluent in all types of registered fund from ETFs to proprietary and master-feeder funds. Handles the full range of matters, including fund formation and operation, regulatory compliance and tax matters, and is additionally uniquely placed to advise on hedge funds and private equity funds.

Strengths

"The Ropes & Gray team is extremely responsive."

"Ropes has a deep bench of experienced investment management partners. This deep bench allows Ropes partners to each focus on specific areas and become expert on them."

"They combine expert legal knowledge with practical business understanding."

Work highlights

Ropes & Gray served as fund counsel to Affiliated Managers Group's mutual funds. This involved providing guidance on fund formations and regulatory compliance issues, among other issues.

Notable practitioners

John Loder's top-level registered funds practice features M&A involving notable fund complexes.
"John is a leader in this space; he has great judgment and is well respected." "He gives excellent and practical advice to his clients."

Bryan Chegwidden's practice largely revolves around ETFs and sees him serving as fund and independent trustee counsel.
"Bryan is experienced and pragmatic." "He is bright, practical and well respected." "He is a strong player in the area."

Michael Doherty is sought after for his deep understanding of fund formation and related regulatory and compliance matters.
"Michael is a knowledgeable and collaborative lawyer who is great to work with." "He consistently provides excellent business-oriented and well thought-out advice." "He is a very bright guy and he does a lot of strong funds work."

Paulita Pike is esteemed for her work representing funds and their independent trustees and directors.
"Paulita is very smart and clients love her." "She has extensive experience dealing with all types of investment firms and so has deep knowledge." "She is always on top of every issue and understands her important role."

Timothy Diggins is commended for his experienced counsel to mutual funds and independent trustees.
"Timothy is a solid lawyer with a strong practice."

Brian McCabe is skilled at handling matters involving mutual funds and ETFs and is noted for his independent trustee representation.
"Brian is a hard-working and knowledgeable lawyer." "He's a solid lawyer."

Elizabeth Reza has strong regulatory and operational capabilities related to registered funds. She has experience of advising on mutual funds as well as open and closed-end funds.
"Elizabeth always provides excellent and timely advice." "She is very knowledgeable regarding the ’40 Act."

Thomas Hiller is particularly adept at advising asset managers on issues relating to closed-end funds.
"Tom's broad industry perspective, savvy and calm responsiveness are indispensable." "He is an excellent attorney who is easy to work with toward business goals."

David Sullivan is relied upon by fund managers to provide guidance on a broad range of issues such as fund formation, financing and regulatory compliance.
"David is really level-headed, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with." "He is a great lawyer."

Ranked Lawyers at
Ropes & Gray LLP

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Registered Funds

John M Loder
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John M Loder
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Bryan Chegwidden
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Band 2
Michael Doherty
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Michael Doherty
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Band 3
Paulita Pike
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Paulita Pike
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Band 3
Brian D McCabe
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Brian D McCabe
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Elizabeth J. Reza
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Elizabeth J. Reza
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Timothy W Diggins
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Timothy W Diggins
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David C Sullivan
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David C Sullivan
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Thomas R Hiller
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Thomas R Hiller
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