Mr Daniel Hunter > Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Work Department

Investment Management, Hedge Funds, Private Equity


Daniel F. Hunter has an established practice focused on building complex hedge funds and credit funds across the liquidity spectrum (evergreen, open-end and closed-end). His clients manage sophisticated funds investing in debt, including closed-end private debt funds, direct lending funds, loan funds, distressed credit funds, opportunity funds and more. In addition, Dan has extensive experience within Schulte’s iconic funds practice, advising some of the largest hedge funds in the world. He works on groundbreaking funds and strategies with new and emerging managers, as well as hedge fund formations for prominent brand-name global leading managers. Dan also provides day-to-day regulatory, operational, M&A and restructuring advice, and advises fund managers regarding the receipt of seed capital.

Dan has been ranked by Chambers USA in the Investment Funds: Hedge Funds – Nationwide category as well as The Legal 500 US in its Investment Fund Formation and Management – Alternative/Hedge Funds category. Chambers notes that clients praised him as “outstanding to work with,” adding that “he is very smart, very experienced and very responsive.” A sought-after speaker, Dan has spoken at the Goldman Sachs Annual Hedge Fund conference on “Succession Planning” and the Wells Fargo Prime Services conference on “Assessing Your Fund for Institutional Growth.” He also presented at the AIMA Seminar: Navigating the Landscape of Side Letter Terms and was recently quoted in the HFMWeek article “Don’t Play Favourites With Your Investors.” Dan received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his A.B., cum laude, from the University of Michigan.


University of Michigan Honors Alumni Council.


University of Michigan Law School, JD (Articles Editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform); University of Michigan, AB, cum laude (high honors in history)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment funds > Alternative/hedge funds

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP’s hedge fund practice provides comprehensive support to the market’s largest fund managers. Jointly led by Stephanie Breslow, David Efron, Marc Elovitz and David Nissenbaum, the team advises on the formation of a wide range of liquid-securities funds, including hedge funds, funds-of-funds, hybrid funds, and activist funds. Daniel Hunter is active in the growing secondary and credit funds space, while Jennifer Dunn has experience in the formation of managed accounts and single investor funds. Marc Elovitz and Brian Daly are noted for their regulatory expertise, with experience of designing internal compliance procedures, representing clients in enforcement actions before all the principal financial regulatory bodies, and obtaining SEC relief and exemption letters for novel fund structures. Stephanie Breslow, and David Nissenbaum chiefly focus on fund formation for institutional investors and managers, while David Efron is experienced in advising start-up funds.