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Proskauer Rose LLP

11 TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036-8299, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 969 3000
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Fax +1 212 969 2900
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www.proskauer.com

Robert Leonard

Tel:
Work (212) 969-3355
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Proskauer Rose LLP

Work Department

CORPORATE

Position

Robert Leonard is a partner in the Hedge Funds Group. Rob structures and represents hedge funds, funds of funds and other private investment funds and investment advisers. He has structured master-feeder, side-by-side and mini-master-feeder funds for hedge fund managers engaged in multiple strategies, including long/short equity, credit and more. Rob has advised on seed deals, placement agreements and other matters, and develops methods of building asset bases. He helps managers recruit talent through structuring employment, “phantom” equity and true equity arrangements. Rob handles various regulatory and compliance matters, including regulatory examinations and investigations, and investor and third-party actions.


United States: Investment fund formation and management

Alternative/hedge funds

Within: Alternative/hedge funds

Proskauer Rose LLPprovides smart and reasonable advice, applying the law rather than just knowing it’. Practice head Christopher Wells (who is ‘a first-rate lawyer with excellent common sense’) advised Hong Kong-based MTI Management on forming MegaTrust Yangtze Fund, which aims to invest in Chinese A-shares, and Robert Leonard (who is ‘exceptional - he has good common sense and is clear-thinking, providing non-wordy documentation’) advised Red Cedar Management on launching a new long-short fund. Other names to note include Michael Mavrides, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable about the law and important developments impacting the industry’ (he works with Maxim Capital Group), and tax partner Amanda Nussbaum, who is ‘also a star - she is very useful for understanding new tax rules’. Other clients include Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Maverick Capital and Hosking Partners. All named lawyers are located in New York.

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