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With more than 15 years of experience in the alternative investment industry–as Vice President & Associate General Counsel of Goldman, Sachs & Co., a Director of hedge fund consulting at Deutsche Bank, and, most recently, as General Counsel of Claren Road Asset Management LLC–Ben offers firsthand knowledge of the issues facing investors, funds, and their financing and derivative counterparties. New and existing funds benefit from his transactional and regulatory experience by providing them with the ability to dodge the pitfalls of a turbulent market and translate legal and regulatory challenges into opportunities.
As a legal advisor, Ben brings value to every stage of the fund life cycle. New managers seeking capital, particularly in the startup market, rely on his experience and insights with respect to structuring, fees, and capacity. He can help identify a fund's objectives, minimizing risk through proactive counsel regarding the obstacles they are likely to face in today's market.
Ben offers the comprehensive, practical perspective of a frontline lawyer who has navigated a wide array of issues. His experience includes fund formation and restructuring, counterparty risk and fund financing, separately managed accounts and funds-of-one, ERISA-based vehicles, management company acquisitions and dispositions, and numerous and complex compliance issues ranging from insider trading to SEC exams to difficult valuation and allocation issues. His experience on both the buy side and sell side provides clients a valuable edge as they search for opportunities in a rapidly evolving environment.