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https://www.capitalfundlaw.com/white-papersEXPERIENCED CRYPTOCURRENCY HEDGE FUND ATTORNEYS

Capital Fund Law Group advises emerging and established hedge fund managers, with a strong focus on cryptocurrency funds on all aspects of fund formation and ongoing operations. We advise a sizable clientele of cryptocurrency fund clients throughout the world with varied investment strategies, including Bitcoin funds, Altcoins (Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, etc.), mining-focused funds and index tracking funds. Our attorneys are at the forefront of cryptocurrency regulatory developments, market trends, and technology developments. We speak regularly at cryptocurrency-focused fund events.

FLAT-FEE CRYPTOCURRENCY FUND FORMATION

Our fund startup legal services include start-to-finish counsel with all aspects of launching a domestic or offshore cryptocurrency hedge fund.  Our offshore fund services include structuring the offering terms, working with offshore counsel to prepare the disclosure documents and agreements and required offshore formation and filing documents. 

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED EXPERTISE

We have authored numerous industry publications, including eBooks, white papers, sample PPM document excerpts and blog posts dedicated to helping emerging managers understand various aspects of forming hedge funds and other alternative funds (scroll below to read or download).  Our firm has been quoted on securities law topics in some of the nation’s leading financial publications, including Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Business. Capital Fund Law Group was recognized for its exceptional investment fund legal expertise by Wealth and Finance International Magazine’s Alternative Investment Awards in 2014 and 2015.

Call (212) 203-4300 or email us to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss the legal structure, regulatory requirements, timeline and costs involved in forming a cryptocurrency hedge fund. We will also be happy to answer any questions you have about launching your fund and specific cryptocurrency-related fund questions. 


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Hedge Fund Resources

Information & Downloads

HEDGE FUND BOOK

Forming And Operating A Hedge Fund | an eBook

Written by the managing partner of Capital Fund Law Group, Forming and Operating a Hedge Fund provides an in-depth guide to assist emerging hedge fund managers through the process of successfully structuring, launching, and raising capital for a domestic or offshore hedge fund. Throughout the eBook, it highlights pitfalls that fund sponsors should watch for and suggests best practices to safely and effectively navigate the process of forming and operating a hedge fund.

Among the key topics discussed are:

  • how to avoid securities liability as a hedge fund manager;
  • how to legally market a hedge fund to investors;
  • when it is appropriate to start with an incubator fund;
  • what service providers are needed to operate a hedge fund;
  • setting market-appropriate investment terms;
  • structuring the fund to minimize taxes; and
  • properly securing appropriate securities registration exemptions.

SAMPLE FUND PPM EXCERPT

Example Hedge Fund PPM Excerpt | By John S. Lore, Esq.

This is a brief excerpt of a sample hedge fund Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) with footnoted explanations of the PPM provisions.

The PPM is based on a fictitious master-feeder hedge fund using a global fixed-income arbitrage strategy. The accompanying explanations discuss the reasons behind certain disclosure language as well as a more detailed examination of certain fund topics and how they apply to the disclosure document.

The excerpt also provides drafting tips, best practices recommendations, potential pitfalls and common mistakes in hedge fund PPMs.

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WHITE PAPERS

Hedge Fund Structural Considerations | a White Paper

Emerging hedge fund managers face a labyrinth of regulatory and tax considerations, investor reporting requirements, and business operation issues. Managers must also balance investor relationships, capital raising, developing their investment strategies, and a myriad of other roles. Operating a hedge fund entails significant legal exposure, with substantial liability for improper disclosure. Even inadvertent mistakes can lead to substantial personal liability.

The structure of a hedge fund is dependent on a number of tax, regulatory, and financial considerations. Fund structure is also driven in large part by the fund’s strategy, such as the degree of liquidity of the portfolio investments. The fund structure should be developed based on careful and thorough analysis with the assistance of an experienced fund attorney.

Media Coverage

National News Recognition

OUR LEGAL COUNSEL HAS BEEN QUOTED IN LEADING FINANCIAL PUBLICATIONS, INCLUDING FORBES, ENTREPRENEUR, BUSINESS, AND OTHERS. CAPITAL FUND LAW GROUP HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED FOR ITS INVESTMENT FUND EXPERTISE BY WEALTH & FINANCE INTERNATIONAL IN ITSALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT AWARDS.

...The case should serve as a reminder that investors as well as money managers serving as stewards of their clients' financial resources (not to mention their own reputations) need to take reasonable steps to undertake  due diligence when researching the viability of an investment...

SEEING PAST THE ICO SPARKLES: A DUE DILIGENCE CAUTIONARY TALE

John Lore Quoted on Ripple Cryptocurrencies

"There's a lot of short-term trepidation based on regulatory uncertainty based on the SEC, with what the European Union is doing, and what various Asian regulators are doing," said John Lore, managing partner at Capital Fund Law Group.

Lore's firm advises hedge funds and private equity groups in the crypto-space. He said he's seeing an "unprecedented" number of new fund starts continuing from February.

"I think the sell-off this year has more to do with short term concern than any long-term general distaste for the asset," Lore said.

RIPPLE IS THE WORST PERFORMER AMONG MAJOR CRYPTOCURRENCIES IN THE FIRST QUARTER

The SEC’s desire to interview cryptocurrency hedge funds, the only asset managers currently operating in the space, seems a logical next step in the development of the digital asset regulatory framework. The probe also underscores the fact that the SEC takes the crypto hedge fund space very seriously and will continue to keep a close eye on it moving forward.

SEC’S CRYPTO HEDGE FUND PROBE IS HEALTHY FOR THE INDUSTRY

From Our Clients

Our Clients’ Experience

OUR CLIENTS ROUTINELY COMMENT ON THE DEPTH OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, THE LEVEL OF SOPHISTICATION, AND THE TIME WE TAKE TO PROPERLY UNDERSTAND AND IMPLEMENT THE CLIENT’S UNIQUE OBJECTIVES. BELOW IS A SAMPLING OF OUR CLIENTS’ PERSPECTIVE ON OUR SERVICE.

Concentus Global Partners
“My experience using Capital Fund Law Group to launch my hedge fund has been outstanding. While I had access to other legal talent, using a true specialist in the space proved to be extremely valuable for my firm. John Lore and his team skillfully guided my team through the necessary steps to get started with the right structure and terms. I value the ongoing relationship I have with this outstanding legal firm, and continue to benefit from the high value added by John and his team in a complex and changing regulatory environment for financial service firms.”

 Joseph Cook | Managing Director | Concentus Global Partners, LLC

KCM
“John Lore and the Capital Fund Law Group team were an extremely professional solution for the legal side of my macro hedge fund launch. Their expertise in all matters relevant to the drafting of fund documents and the applicable statutory requirements was evident throughout the process of my launch. I would recommend their counsel highly.”

 Matthew Klecker | Founder, CIO | Klecker Capital Management, LLC