Mr Jack Governale > Katten > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

NEW YORK, NY 10022-2585
United States

Work Department

Financial Markets and Funds


Jack Governale is a partner in Katten’s New York Financial Services practice and focuses on investment management. His clients benefit from his deep experience in financial services matters, as well as in corporate and international tax, which together enable him to assist his investment management clients in solving complex domestic and cross-border structuring issues. Jack’s clients include domestic and offshore private investment funds and their managers, family offices, commodity pool operators, investment advisers, and commodity trading advisors.

Jack’s broad base of US and non-US private fund and family office clients with multiple focuses enables him to provide practical, market sensitive advice in an increasingly complex global regulatory and tax environment. He uses his background in tax law, international law and cross-border transactions to provide comprehensive solutions to his client’s business and legal problems, whether in structuring and organizing domestic and offshore hedge funds, funds of funds, venture capital funds and private equity funds or advising their managers on the proper form of organization and their regulatory compliance obligations.

Jack advises his fund, investment manager and family office clients on a broad range of securities and futures regulatory matters and tax matters, including issues arising under the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act, the Investment Advisers Act, the Investment Company Act, the Internal Revenue Code and US income tax treaties, among others, and counsels clients on the impact of Brexit on their continued operations.

He also advises investment advisers, commodity pool operators and trading advisors on their ongoing compliance and reporting obligations, and assists them in registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom.

Jack’s knowledge and experience has made him a popular speaker at hedge fund seminars and conferences.


JD, Brooklyn Law School, 1980 BS, New York University, 1977