Daniel F Spies
is a partner with over 15 years’ experience of focusing on securities and futures-related investment funds and corporate transactions, including related regulatory matters. He regularly advises clients on the formation of hedge funds, private equity funds, hybrid funds, commodity pools, funds of funds, managed accounts and single-investor funds. Dan also assists clients with the formation and operation of their management entities, including compliance with the Investment Advisers Act and the Commodity Exchange Act. He has a particular focus on seed capital arrangements, including seed capital funds and seeding transactions, representing seeders and recipients of seed funding. Dan, who has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School (cum laude), has also advised several clients in connection with manager acquisitions.