San Franciso Hedge Fund Specialists Form New Law Firm

Jul 27 2011 | 11:27am ET

Two West Coast law firms have joined forces to form a boutique firm focusing on hedge fund managers and investors.

San Francisco’s Cole-Frieman and Mallon—or Cole-Frieman & Mallon as they’ll now be known—have combined their businesses into a generalist firm with eight employees and 215 hedge fund industry clients. Karl Cole-Frieman and Bart Mallon will be co-managing partners of the new firm, which has a satellite office in New York and has managed over 100 hedge fund launches in the past two years.

Cole-Frieman & Mallon will advise on a broad range of corporate, regulatory and litigation matters including hedge fund formation, adviser registration, CFTC and NFA matters, ISDAs and counterparty documentation, loan trading and distressed debt transactions, seed deals, employment and compensation matters and regulatory inquiries

The firm will also manage the widely read Hedge Fund Law Blog, which focuses on legal issues that impact the hedge fund community.

“This merger will create an industry leading firm that provides a full suite of services to hedge funds and others in the alternative investment community,” said Cole-Frieman in a statement. 

Said Mallon: “Many larger managers are opting to bifurcate their legal work between our firm and a large law firm. Whether the client needs start-up support or more tailored advice, we are able to provide high level, cost-effective services which consider the manager’s needs from a business as well as a legal perspective.”


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