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Dechert LLP

1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797, USA
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Work +1 212 698 3500
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Fax +1 212 698 3599
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www.dechert.com

Stephen T Cohen

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Work +1 202 261 3304
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Dechert LLP

Work Department

Financial Services and Investment Management

Career

Stephen T. Cohen focuses his practice on the investment management industry, primarily representing mutual funds and their investment advisers and boards with respect to a wide variety of regulatory, compliance and securities law issues. He advises mutual funds on developing, organizing and registering new funds under the federal securities laws; complying with state blue sky registration issues; reorganizing and merging funds; preparing shareholder proxy materials; and seeking SEC exemptive orders and other informal regulatory relief.

Member

Advisory Board Member, iMoneyNet

Education

University of Florida, B.S., 2000, with Highest Honors; American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2003


United States: Investment fund formation and management

Mutual/registered/ exchange-traded funds

Within: Mutual/registered/ exchange-traded funds

Dechert LLP's 'practical and pragmatic' team is in 'a class of its own when it comes to registered funds'. The group is 'able to handle a myriad of issues and can martial experts who know the law in various jurisdictions'. Based in the New York office, Allison Fumai ('a rock star' with 'deep knowledge of the ETF industry'), Richard HorowitzJeremy Senderowicz and Stuart Strauss provide ongoing advice to Morgan Stanley's mutual and closed-end funds. In Washington DC, Robert Helm is 'a true business consigliere', Douglas Dick is 'thoughtful and pragmatic', and Thomas Bogle is 'intelligent, astute and very responsive'; Brenden Carroll and Stephen Cohen are also key contacts. Boston-based John O’Hanlon advises a large mutual fund complex on regulatory issues and ETF launches. Stephanie CapistronChristopher Harvey, Geoffrey Kenyon and Christopher Christian are also key names in the Boston office. Harvey and Helm jointly lead the practice. Other clients include MainStay Funds and Deutsche Bank ETFs.

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