About Leonard M. Licht

Leonard Licht is an associate in the Financial Services practice and works with clients in the private investment funds industry, including investment managers and investors. He advises them on a broad range of legal and business issues including structuring, transactional, operational and regulatory matters.

Offering a practical, business-oriented approach to solving structuring and operational issues

Lenny's clients range in size from "startup" and more entrepreneurial funds, to well-established and successful large investment managers. Given the nature of the practice, most of his clients are located in New York, London and Asia — the preeminent global financial centers. Lenny uses his finance background, coupled with his experience practicing as a corporate and securities attorney, to approach legal issues facing his clients through a business-minded lens.

Lenny assists and supports hedge fund and private equity clients in structuring various funds. He also advises them on their ongoing business operations and regulatory matters. He takes an entrepreneurial approach to these transactions and seeks to build strong, personal relationships with his clients.

Prior to joining Katten, Lenny practiced as a corporate and securities attorney in the New York office of another large law firm. Additionally, he worked with a prominent family office, where he analyzed various direct investment, private equity and real estate opportunities.

While in law school, Lenny was a Heyman scholar and member of the Moot Court Honor Society.

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Practice Focus

  • Financial services
  • Private funds and investment management
  • Entrepreneurial ventures
  • Corporate
  • Securities
  • Financial services regulatory and compliance