DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Ropes & Gray LLP

Registered Funds

8 ranked lawyersBand 1USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

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

Sources say: "They are highly regarded and our trustees really look to them as experts to give them guidance on various matters."

Sources note the firm's "very professional and accomplished team. Their expertise is a strong suit."

Work highlights

Advised PIMCO on the offering and organization of a limited-term listed closed-end fund.

Notable practitioners

Brian McCabe is skilled at handling matters involving mutual funds and ETFs and is noted for his independent trustee representation.
"He is knowledgeable and insightful. He excels when it comes to complex issues that require nuance and judgment."

Bryan Chegwidden 's practice largely revolves around ETFs and sees him serving as fund and independent trustee counsel.
"He has a depth of knowledge and information beyond what you need to be a mutual fund lawyer."  "He knows everything there is to know and he can guide you through challenging moments."

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.

John Loder 's top-level registered funds practice features M&A involving notable fund complexes.
"He is an icon in the investment management industry, his knowledge is encyclopedic." "He has a very strong reputation."

Michael Doherty is sought after for his deep understanding of fund formation and related regulatory and compliance matters.
"He is exactly what you want in a lawyer. He's always prepared and always able to give us insights beyond material in front of us." "Nothing ruffles his feathers, he's excellent."

Paulita Pike is esteemed for her work representing funds and their independent trustees and directors.
"I think highly of her, she represents boards of funds and she has a real reputation for that." "She has a strong reputation in the market."

Thomas Hiller is particularly adept at advising asset managers on issues relating to closed-end funds.
"Tom is experienced and detail-orientated."

Timothy Diggins is commended for his experienced counsel to mutual funds and independent trustees.
"He is an important part of their practice, I have always been impressed. He has a broad practice and view of the industry."

Department Information

info This Department has not yet supplied any additional information.
Registered Funds Department

Ropes & Gray LLP

firm
Department location

Prudential Tower

800 Boylston Street

Boston

Massachusetts

USA

MA 02199-3600

View Firm Profile

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA - Nationwide

Registered Funds


Brian D McCabe
Band 4
Bryan Chegwidden
Band 2
Elizabeth J. Reza
Band 4
John M Loder
Band 1
Michael Doherty
Band 3
Paulita Pike
Band 3