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Joseph Lonetto

Joseph Lonetto

Attorney at Law

New York
New York
Licensed in
NY
Brooklyn Law
School
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Joe graduated from Brooklyn Law School with honors. He worked at two Wall Street law firms where he advised clients ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups through multi-billion dollar investment advisers. Joe then became the general counsel of a $4.3 billion hedge fund manager where he managed the legal and compliance department and assisted the firm in a major restructuring following the downturn. Joe is currently counsel to a high end boutique law firm and a managing director of a London-based firm that specializes in advising financial firms in regulatory compliance, risk and operational due diligence. Joe has clients in over a dozen… read more countries spread over four continents.
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Laven Partners

Managing Director

Sep 2013 - Present

Provide U.S. legal, regulatory and best practices advice to London based firm that specializes in advising financial firms in the areas of regulatory compliance, risk and operational due diligence.

Sep 2013 - Present

The Forefront Law Group

Counsel

Nov 2011 - Present

Provide legal advice to domestic and foreign entities with respect to private funds; investment advisor, CTA/CPO and broker-dealer registration, operations and compliance; the issuance, trading and regulation of domestic and foreign securities and derivatives; commercial contract drafting, negotiation & review; general corporate; IP licensing; real estate transactions & banking; immigration.

Nov 2011 - Present

Solus Alternative Asset Management

General Counsel/CCO

Aug 2007 - Jun 2010

Managed all legal and compliance for RIA with $4.3b AUM and specialized in credit opp, including managing the legal/compliance department; structuring the mgmtco and funds; monitoring trading and operations; and advising on trading and regulatory issues, tax planning and structuring, transactional matters, intellectual property and employment matters. Assisted in massive restructuring project.

Aug 2007 - Jun 2010

Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP

Associate

Jul 2004 - Jul 2007

Advised on fund and adviser structuring and formation, adviser registration, management compensation and tax issues; drafted offering docs, IMAs, mgmtco, employment and separation agreements; negotiated admin, PB and other service provider agreements. Advised in seed deals and management company M&A deals. Advised clients on regulatory, operational & trading issues and prepared periodic filings.

Jul 2004 - Jul 2007

Coudert Brothers

Associate

Oct 2002 - Jun 2004

Assisted in IPO, secondary market transactions, debt issuance, corporate restructurings, corporate filings and fund formation.

Oct 2002 - Jun 2004

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