About Stanley V. Polit

Stanley Polit concentrates his practice on helping American and international financial institutions navigate complex domestic and cross-border transactional and regulatory matters. He routinely advises private fund managers, proprietary trading firms, registered investment advisers and other financial institutions regarding a host of investment management matters, including those related to fund formation and compliance issues and US and foreign regulatory license applications.

Helping clients navigate cross-border challenges

Stan knows that when financial institutions want to expand globally, they need an adviser who intimately understands their business and legal needs across multiple jurisdictions. As clients embark on this process, Stan is able to leverage his extensive cross-border private funds and regulatory experience to help them develop pragmatic and efficient strategies for growth.

Because of the increasingly global nature of the private funds and proprietary trading industries, Stan frequently counsels clients on both regulatory and corporate matters related to the establishment and ongoing operations of their regulated US and international affiliates. He frequently leads cross-border legal teams tasked with handling all initial and ongoing regulatory and corporate issues related to such entities.

Prior to joining Katten, Stan served as a council member for a national crisis management firm, where he specialized in crisis communication and merged media strategies. He has lectured extensively and conducted trainings related to these topics at numerous national and international conferences.

During law school, Stan received numerous public interest fellowships and awards for his work with the Penn Housing Rights Project, a student-led pro bono project that provides free legal assistance to those facing landlord-tenant disputes. He continues to maintain an active pro bono practice.

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Practice Focus

  • Private funds and investment management
  • Private equity and real estate fund formation
  • Proprietary trading firms
  • Quantitative and algorithmic trading
  • Financial services regulatory and compliance