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.
- Financial services
- Private funds and investment management
- Entrepreneurial ventures
- Financial services regulatory and compliance
Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Articles on SEC's Changes to Rule 14a-8 No-Action Request Process, FINRA's Call for Candidates in Small Firm Advisory Committee Election, and FCA's Updated Information on SM&CR ImplementationSeptember 13, 2019
August 3, 2019
Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Articles on FINRA TRACE Reporting Obligations and FCA Guidance on CryptoassetsAugust 2, 2019
Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Articles on the Latest Guidance From FINRA and the CFTC, and an FCA Paper Potentially Prohibiting Some Cryptoasset Related Derivatives ProductsJuly 12, 2019
National Futures Association Proposes Overhaul of its Member Requirements for the Supervision of Branch Offices and Guaranteed Introducing BrokersJuly 2, 2019
FinCEN Publishes Guidance Pertaining to Certain Business Models Involving Convertible Virtual CurrenciesJune 26, 2019
Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Articles on the Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms, EMIR REFIT and No-Deal BrexitJune 14, 2019
Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Articles on Changes to Accelerated Filer Definitions and Movement on the Council of the EU on Updates to Key RegulationsMay 17, 2019
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