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Daniel Spies

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Dan Spies is a partner in the Investment Funds practice. He has over 15 years of experience focusing on securities and futures-related investment funds and corporate transactions, including related regulatory matters. Dan regularly advises clients on the formation of hedge funds, private equity funds, hybrid funds, commodity pools, funds of funds, managed accounts and single investor funds. He also assists his clients with the formation and operation of their management entities, including compliance with the Investment Advisers Act and the Commodity Exchange Act. Dan has a particular focus on seed capital arrangements, including seed capital funds and seeding transactions, representing both seeders and recipients of seed funding. He has also advised several clients in connection with manager acquisitions. Dan serves on the board of directors of the Managed Funds Association, the global trade association for hedge funds that advocates for sound alternative investment industry practices and public policies.


Dan joined the firm in 2003 after having served as a law clerk for Vice Chancellor Stephen P. Lamb of the Delaware Court of Chancery.


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2002 (cum laude)

B.S. B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 1999 (summa cum laude)


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