Hedge Fund Lawyers Brunjes And Garver Join Greenberg Traurig

Sep 29 2010 | 8:38am ET

International law firm Greenberg Traurig is beefing up its hedge fund team with two high profile hires. John Brunjes and Genna Garver have joined the firm's corporate and securities practice.

John BrunjesJohn BrunjesBrunjes joins in the Boston and New York offices as shareholder and Garver in the New York office as of counsel, where they will add to the firm’s growing private investment funds group.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Brunjes and Garver were with Bracewell & Giuliani in the firm's Connecticut office, where Brunjes, a partner, was a member of private investment funds group and head of the fund formation practice. Garver was a member of the private investment funds and corporate and securities groups.

Greenberg Traurig, Brunjes’ practice focuses on advising managers and sponsors in hedge fund, private equity, and venture capital fund formation as well as operational and compliance issues, with particular emphasis on structuring private domestic and offshore capital pools. Brunjes also advises registered investment advisers and fund managers on state, federal, and international compliance and enforcement. On the investor side, his engagements primarily involve investment transaction review and negotiation, governance, and fiduciary liability.

Genna GarverGenna Garver“The addition of Brunjes and Garver will increase our presence in the hedge fund and private equity fund legal arena, especially in the New York to Boston geographic region,” said Michael Lehr, regional operating shareholder. “Their experience in fund formation and investment advisory matters will nicely compliment our existing capabilities in those areas.”

Garver represents financial institutions in a variety of transactional and regulatory matters with a focus on investment advisers, hedge funds and other private investment funds.

"John Brunjes and Genna Garver are well-known among Florida-based hedge funds, family offices, and institutional investors, and we expect them to provide a significant addition to our local resources and our ability to provide comprehensive, market-leading legal services to these and other participants in the investment community,” said Gary Epstein, chair, global corporate and securities practice.

Brunjes holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School and an A.B., cum laude, from Colgate University. He is a member of the board of directors of the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association. Garver holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and an A.B., cum laude, from Bowdoin College.

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