Attorneys Simon RivelesPrincipalSimon Riveles x Simon RivelesPrincipal Simon represents alternative investment funds, including hedge, private equity and venture capital funds and their sponsors, managers and investors in a broad range of matters relating to their structuring, formation, corporate governance, operations and regulatory compliance. His clients include SEC and state registered investment advisers, commodity pool operators, broker dealers, and managers based in foreign jurisdictions.Having launched in excess of 175 funds since 2011, he represents funds pursuing a diverse range of liquid and illiquid strategies including global macro, real estate, micro-cap, forex, futures, statistical arbitrage, multi-strategy, emerging market, sector focused, volatility arbitrage, fixed income, cash advance (factoring), real estate tax lien, distressed company, as well as start-up company investments. Simon has broad experience representing issuers in private offerings under Regulation D, private funds in M&A transactions, issues related to fund advertising and general solicitation, preparation of policies and procedures manuals, response to SEC and CFTC audits and general corporate and securities matters and routinely advises on legal issues arising under the Investment Advisers Act, the Investment Company Act, the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act, the Commodity Exchange Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.Simon is Chairman of the Hedge Fund Association’s government lobbying committee. He is an honors graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and has practiced corporate and securities law since 1999. Kaiser WahabPartnerKaiser Wahab x Kaiser WahabPartner Kaiser represents startup ventures to Fortune 500 companies on the range of corporate, venture capital, contract, and intellectual property issues that confront businesses. Beginning his career with Pryor Cashman, Sherman & Flynn LLP, he later joined Day Pitney LLP, where he handled licensing, trademark, copyright, and contractual issues for companies such as Microsoft and UTC. He also clerked at the United States Court of International Trade, where he handled multibillion dollar anti-dumping claims involving importation of technology-related goods.Kaiser counsels his clients on corporate structuring and securities law, including venture and investor agreements/transactions, formation, and equity incentive plans. He also negotiates and drafts a variety of agreements, including those related to technology, media, outsourcing, licensing, e-commerce, advertising, user relationships and other scenarios. Finally, he regularly negotiates cloud computing and other technology services arrangements, advises on privacy and data security, and structures venture capital and investor rounds for early stage technology, media, and film/TV ventures.He firmly believes that a commitment to academia is critical to providing better client service and expanding his knowledge base. He frequently teaches continuing legal education seminars to other practitioners, including through Lawline.com and the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA). At NYCLA he served as the chair of the Corporate Law Committee, where he was dedicated to providing access to other knowledgeable practitioners in the realm of corporate governance, litigation, and technology via monthly seminars. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University and adjunct faculty at New York University on the subjects of media venture capital and media contracts.Kaiser has been published in Mashable, the New York Enterprise Report, and the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. He has been invited to speak at South by Southwest, the Distributed Computing Industry Association, Wikimania at Harvard Law School, Columbia University, Widener Law School, the School of Visual Arts, New York Law School, and other venues on law, policy, technology, and other topics. Roger LorenceOf CounselRoger Lorence x Roger LorenceOf Counsel Roger Lorence specializes in the taxation of financial services companies and financial products, and international taxation of financial services companies and a diverse range of business entities. He provides specialized advice relating to taxation and related areas of law to law firms, accounting firms, and their clients, including representation in tax controversies. Tax controversies services includes representation at the federal, state and local tax examination level, Appeals and the United States Tax Court. Mr. Lorence previously served as Director of International Tax Services for a large international accounting, tax and consulting practice, and gained in-depth practical experience working with tax practitioners in many jurisdictions.Mr. Lorence has published more than fifty articles in the Journal of Investment Compliance, Journal of International Taxation, Derivatives Financial Products Report, Journal of S Corporation Taxation, and other professional periodicals. Mr. Lorence has published several articles on the taxation of life insurance products (private placement variable life insurance and life settlements) and other complex financial contracts. He has lectured widely on the taxation of hedge funds, commodities, derivative financial products, life insurance products, and international taxation, as well as many other subjects. Mr. Lorence is the Co-Chair of the annual Hedge Fund Forum presented by CPE, Inc. in New York City.Education: Wesleyan University (BA, 1970); Columbia University (MA, 1972); New York University School of Law (JD, 1976; LLM (Taxation), 1984). Juris Doctor Honors: Associate Editor, New York University Law Review; Pomeroy Prize; Order of the Coif.Admissions: New York; United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; United States Tax Court; United States Claims Court; Internal Revenue Service. Lauren MackAssociateLauren Mack x Lauren MackAssociate Lauren focuses her practice on counseling media and technology companies, e-commerce platforms, creative professionals, startups, and founders on their corporate, venture capital, intellectual property, and contract needs. She regularly advises her clients on corporate structuring, securities regulation, Internet law, and IP protection and licensing. She also negotiates and drafts corporate governance, equity and debt fundraising, licensing, equity incentive, and services agreements.Lauren believes that an understanding of the latest developments in both law and technology is essential to advising her clients, and is therefore a very active member of the legal and technology communities. She is a co-founder of and sits on the Board of Directors of Legal Hackers, an organization that works to foster the global movement of lawyers, policymakers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions at the intersection of law and technology. Legal Hackers currently boasts chapters on four continents and over 4,500 participants globally. She maintains a hands-on role in the New York Legal Hackers chapter by organizing panels, workshops, hackathons, and other events. Lauren is also a member of the New York County Lawyers’ Association and serves on its Membership Committee. Terrence GriffithsAssociateTerrence Griffiths x Terrence GriffithsAssociate Terrence is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, magna cum laude, and New York Law School, cum laude, where he worked in the Securities Arbitration Clinic on behalf of customers who were wronged by broker misfeasance. As part of a team, he filed claims before FINRA, and successfully recovered thousands in damages on behalf of clients. Prior to joining Riveles Wahab, Terrence worked at Credit Suisse Securities, in the compliance department ensuring regulatory compliance, specifically in the AML and Futures divisions. Terrence was a member of the Business and Financial Law Center at New York Law School, and was a recipient of the Dean's Scholar Award and named to the Dean's Leadership Council.