Chairman, Investment Management Practice Akerman LLP
Paul Foley focuses his practice on securities and corporate law, with a particular focus on investment fund formation, investment adviser regulation, securities enforcement, and corporate representation, including mergers and acquisitions. He represents investment advisers, hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, funds of funds, institutional investors, broker-dealers, financial institutions and other entities with regard to complex federal and state securities regulatory matters. Paul advises clients on investment fund formation and has assisted fund managers with fund offerings totaling billions of dollars. He counsels clients on structuring, forming, and offering investment funds, including hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, funds of funds, and real estate funds. Paul also provides fund managers with ongoing advice regarding investments, transactions, compliance, and securities law matters, including applicable federal and state investment adviser registration requirements.
He has extensive experience representing institutional and retail investment Advisors with regard to various securities, compliance, and business matters, including drafting and reviewing investment advisory agreements and other material contracts, developing and implementing customized compliance policies and procedures,
mergers and acquisitions, and registration on Form ADV. Paul has conducted internal investigations and advised clients in regards to examination and enforcement-related inquiries and investigations by the SEC, self-regulatory organizations, and state agencies.
Paul often serves in a general counsel role for private companies and coordinates the outsourcing of legal services for other practice areas such as litigation, intellectual property, real estate, tax, environmental, and employment law.
J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2004, with honors
B.A., Queens University of Charlotte, 2000, magna cum laude
District of Columbia