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Art Zwickel

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Corporate/ Investment Management


Arthur Zwickel, a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department, practices in the area of securities, corporate and investment management law. Mr. Zwickel’s practice focuses on structuring and organizing both registered and private investment funds, including mutual funds, closed-end funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, hybrid funds and fund-of-funds. He also counsels investment advisers and broker-dealers on federal and state regulatory issues, including SEC, CFTC, FINRA and NFA rules, and advises them on all aspects of their ongoing operations. Mr. Zwickel frequently assists spinout and startup asset management firms in all facets of their organization, including investment adviser registration, preparing and negotiating agreements among the owners, and seed capital transactions. Mr. Zwickel also advises a variety of institutional investors in connection with their investments into alternative investment funds. Mr. Zwickel also has experience representing privately held, emerging growth, and publicly traded companies in a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements, and public offerings. Before attending law school, Mr. Zwickel worked for the accounting firm of Spicer & Oppenheim as an accountant concentrating in the audits of investment funds and commodities and securities brokers and dealers. Between February 2000 and September 2003, Mr. Zwickel served as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel for two venture-backed companies in Silicon Valley.


Board Member, California Hedge Fund Association Certified Public Accountant in the state of California (inactive)


Loyola Law School, J.D., 1993 (Note & Comment Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review) Loyola Marymount University, B.S., 1986

United States: Investment fund formation and management

Alternative/hedge funds

Within: Alternative/hedge funds

Arthur Zwickel heads the team at Paul Hastings LLP, which handles a wide range of hedge fund work. Zwickel advised Frontier Market Asset Management on cross-border investments in areas such as Pakistan, Iraq and Zimbabwe, and also, acting alongside Yousuf Dhamee, advised another prominent name on fund-of-funds work, among other formation mandates. Other clients includes Beach Point Capital Management, Hawk Ridge Capital Management and Aperimus Capital. Named lawyers are based in Los Angeles. Tram Nguyen left for Mayer Brown in 2019.

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