Simon represents U.S. and non-U.S. alternative investment funds, including hedge, private equity and venture capital and their respective fund managers and sponsors in all corporate and regulatory matters relating to the structuring, formation, corporate governance and operations of such funds. He provides counsel on numerous issues relating to the formation and on-going operations of alternative investment funds, both domestic and offshore, as well as separately managed accounts. His clients also include SEC and state registered investment advisers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, broker dealers, introducing brokers, and exempt reporting advisers. He has advised numerous funds pursuing and diverse range of strategies, including long-only, equity and option long-short, global macro, real estate, micro-cap, forex, futures, statistical arbitrage, quantitative, multi-strategy, emerging market, sector focused, volatility arbitrage, fixed income, cash advance, real estate tax lien, distressed and start-up companies,
Simon has counseled fund managers, private fund sponsors and institutional investors on a broad range of complex and sophisticated investment management legal issues. He has launched an array of private equity, hedge and hybrid funds, including master-feeders, fund of funds, first-loss funds, multi-class and series LLC funds as well as parallel and stand-alone funds. He has drafted and reviewed an array of documents, including offering memoranda, limited partnership agreements, limited liability company agreements, investment management agreements, subscription agreements, side letter agreements, collateralized loan agreements, third party marketer agreements, employment agreements, licensing agreements, and offshore offering and operational agreements, service provider agreements, convertible note, stock purchase agreements, investor rights agreements, indemnification agreements, and legal opinions, among others.
He has comprehensive knowledge of various compliance issues including Regulation D offerings and other capital raisings, soft dollars, fiduciary duties, performance advertising, general solicitation, new issues, policies and procedures manuals and best practices, employment issues and general corporate and securities matters. He 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 a member of the Bar of New York and a member of the Hedge Fund Association’s government lobbying committee. Simon has lectured on hedge funds and their regulation in a variety of forums most recently at Seton Hall, moderated by Anthony Scaramucci. Simon is an honors graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and has practiced corporate and securities law since 1999.
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