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Kay A. Gordon

Partner

280 Park Avenue
15th Floor West
New York, NY 10017
kay.gordon@nelsonmullins.com

Kay Gordon is co-head of the firm's investment management group where she counsels clients on hedge fund, funds-of-fund, private equity fund, real estate fund, venture funds, and compliance-related matters involving registered advisers and broker-dealers. She also advises clients on a broad range of securities and regulatory matters as well as a variety of financial instruments...

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Kay Gordon is co-head of the firm's investment management group where she counsels clients on hedge fund, funds-of-fund, private equity fund, real estate fund, venture funds, and compliance-related matters involving registered advisers and broker-dealers. She also advises clients on a broad range of securities and regulatory matters as well as a variety of financial instruments and transactions, including managed accounts, credit facilities, joint ventures, and derivative instruments. She works closely with strategic, institutional, and seed investors and also represents clients in investigations by the SEC and other regulators.

Ms. Gordon is a frequent speaker and author. She is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and currently serves on an advisory board of a large hedge fund.

and transactions, including managed accounts, credit facilities, joint ventures, and derivative instruments. She works closely with strategic, institutional, and seed investors and also represents clients in investigations by the SEC and other regulators.

Ms. Gordon is a frequent speaker and author. She is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and currently serves on an advisory board of a large hedge fund.

Kay Gordon is co-head of the firm's investment management group where she counsels clients on hedge fund, funds-of-fund, private equity fund, real estate fund, venture funds, and compliance-related matters involving registered advisers and broker-dealers. She also advises clients on a broad range of securities and regulatory matters as well as a variety of financial instruments... and transactions, including managed accounts, credit facilities, joint ventures, and derivative instruments. She works closely with strategic, institutional, and seed investors and also represents clients in investigations by the SEC and other regulators.

Ms. Gordon is a frequent speaker and author. She is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and currently serves on an advisory board of a large hedge fund.

Experience

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Experience

  • Represented hundreds of private funds, including private equity funds and hedge funds pursuing a broad variety of investment strategies such as infrastructure funds, credit funds, distressed debt funds, socially responsible funds, commodity pools, hybrid funds, activist funds, long/short equity, multi-strategy, multi-series, quantitative, global macro, fixed-income, high-yield, arbitrage, event-driven, biotech, bitcoin and real estate private equity and real estate hedge funds in connection with such funds’ formation and operation including ongoing investor issues and needs, side letter arrangements, seeding arrangements, investor disputes, conflicts, and a variety of compliance issues
  • Created hedge funds and private equity fund structures in a variety of jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Luxembourg, Mauritius, the Isle of Man, and the British Virgin Islands for managers located in US, Canada, India, Russia, UK, Switzerland, China, Latin America, Luxembourg, and the Middle East
  • Represented major institutional, seed, strategic, and other investors in connection with their investments in hedge funds, real estate funds, private equity funds (including co-investment opportunities), venture capital funds, and commodity pools
  • Represented private fund managers in SEC and other regulatory investigations in connection with issues such as insider trading and short selling; created and reviewed compliance programs, policies and procedures and conducted annual compliance reviews for U.S. and non-U.S. advisers
  • Represented investment managers in connection with discretionary and non-discretionary managed accounts, accounts managing illiquid investments (e.g., managed accounts investing in funds and private equity investments), parallel managed accounts, accounts managed to various levels of exposure, co-investments and funds of one, and negotiated a variety of different fee structures, including those involving clawbacks, benchmarks, and hurdle arrangements
  • Represented a large non-U.S. institutional manager in its negotiation of various ISDA agreements and schedules and their terms, including ISDA Events of Default and Early Terminations, repurchase agreements, credit support documents, prime brokerage and foreign exchange prime brokerage documentation and global netting, and securities lending and borrowing agreements with U.S. and offshore counterparties in connection with such manager’s first foray in U.S. hedge funds
  • Assisted a European manager with review and advice concerning 2016 Securities Financing Transactions Regulation collateral arrangement rules and other regulatory developments on ISDA swaps and other derivative transactions
  • Assisted hedge fund clients with issues involving liquidation proceedings of non-U.S. derivative dealers

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD
  • Allegheny College, BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • New York

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Association for Investment Management and Research
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Stamford Society of Security Analysts
  • Former member, American Bar Association, Committee on Investment Management 
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