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Michael Rosella

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Corporate / Investment Management


Michael Rosella is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. He is chair of the firm’s Investment Management practice. Mr. Rosella’s experience and client base in the investment management area covers a broad spectrum. His practice reflects a diversified array of investment company structures, including representation of sponsors of unit investment trusts, mutual funds, closed-end funds, business development companies, exchange traded funds, and private investment vehicles. Mr. Rosella also regularly advises investment advisers and broker-dealers on the many issues that embrace those businesses from an asset management perspective. His practice emphasizes the formation of these investment vehicles as well as the various legal issues that are particular to the investment management industry.


Founding member of the committee on investment management regulation of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Investment Compliance Director of the American Heart Association, New York City affiliate and is a member of its Leadership Committee Director of the American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Served on the Board of the Fordham Law School Alumni Association and currently serves on its Dean’s Advisory Committee Serves on the Board of Trustees of the Oratory Preparatory School in Summit, New Jersey where he also serves on its Legal Committee Serves on the Parents Leadership Council of Boston College


Publishes, speaks and is quoted regularly on issues and topics affecting the investment management industry Serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Investment Compliance


Fordham University Law School, J.D., 1981 Hofstra University, B.B.A., 1978 (summa cum laude)

United States: Investment fund formation and management

Mutual/registered/ exchange-traded funds

Within: Leading lawyers

Michael Rosella - Paul Hastings LLP

Within: Mutual/registered/ exchange-traded funds

From its primary base in New York, Paul Hastings LLP’s team has been kept busy handling a range of work from fund formation and launches to acquisitions. Michael Rosella and of counsel Vadim Avdeychik continue to advise Gabelli Funds on ETF matters, including the addition of two new investment portfolios. The duo also advised Brookfield Asset Management on the acquisition of Center Coast Capital and HRC Fund Associates. San Francisco-based David Hearth garners praise for his 'industry acumen, technical '40 Act knowledge, and strong practical business sense'; he represented the Rainier Funds in its acquisition by Hennessy Funds, and its subsequent liquidation and de-registration. Other clients include Toqueville Asset Management, Morgan Stanley and Kayne Anderson.

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