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Cary J. Meer

Fax +1.202.778.9100
Fax +1.212.536.3901
Ms. Meer is a partner in K&L Gates’ New York City and Washington, D.C. offices and a member of the Investment Management and Hedge Fund practice groups.

Ms. Meer has been structuring private funds as limited liability companies, limited partnerships, offshore corporations, common trust funds and business trusts, and preparing disclosure documents and organizational documents for such entities for more than 20 years. She also advises investment advisers, private fund managers and investment companies on compliance issues, including under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and whether their commodity interest-related trading or advice would require them to register as commodity pool operators or commodity trading advisors. Ms. Meer is also active in investments related to the newly established Opportunity Zones following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 for long-term investments and development in low-income urban and rural neighborhoods.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • 100 Women in Finance, Washington, D.C. Education Committee
  • Investment Management Compliance Guide, published by Thompson, Editorial Advisory Board Member

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, K&L Gates Chicago Investment Management Conference, Chicago, IL, November 13, 2018
  • Speaker, K&L Gates DC Investment Management Conference, Washington, DC, November 7-8, 2018
  • Speaker, K&L Gates New York Investment Management Conference, New York, NY, October 30, 2018
  • Panelist, "Hot Topics in Derivatives Issues for Asset Managers, CPO/CTA Regulation and NFA Exams," Investment Adviser Association Webinar, May 23, 2018
  • Panelist, "Raising Money and Tax Update," 1Offshore, May 8, 2018 in São Paulo and May 10, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Speaker, “Structuring issues for Corporate Investing: External vs. Internal CVC United: Partnering or Investing in Independent VC/PE Funds; Foreign Registration Requirements,” Corporate Venture Capital and Innovation: Opportunities For Corporates and Startups in Brazil, São Paulo, April 20, 2018
  • Speaker, “Cryptocurrency Funds and Investments: A U.S. Regulatory Perspective,” São Paulo, Brazil April 19, 2018
  • Speaker, “Structuring for Success Offshore,” sponsored by AIMA, São Paulo, Brazil, April 18, 2018
  • Moderator, Outlook for the Regulation of Private Equity Managers in the United States, sponsored by the Institutional Limited Partners Association,Washington, DC, March 27, 2018
  • Speaker, Briefing: Impact of New Tax Laws on Fund Structures, Managed Funds Association, Legal & Compliance 2018 Conference, New York, NY, March 8, 2018
  • Speaker, K&L Gates San Francisco Investment Management Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 14, 2017
  • Speaker, K&L Gates New York Investment Management Conference, New York, NY, October 18, 2017
  • Speaker, ALTSOC “Roundtable Discussion: Leveraging GP & LP Interests in a Low Return Environment,” Irvine, CA, October 12, 2017
  • Speaker, IAA and K&L Gates “Hot Topics in CPO and CTA Regulation and Compliance,” via webinar, May 2, 2017
  • Speaker, AIMA and K&L Gates “Second Annual New Manager Forum,” New York, NY, April 19, 2017
  • Speaker, AIMA and K&L Gates “State and Local Pay-to-Play and Public Records Laws,” New York, NY, March 7, 2017
  • Moderator, 100 Women in Finance, “The Trump Administration Agenda: Potential Impact on the Asset Management Industry,” February 23, 2017
  • Speaker, Chicago Investment Management Conference, Chicago, IL, January 26, 2017
  • Speaker, K&L Gates New York Investment Management Conference, New York, NY, December 8, 2016
  • Panelist, 2016 K&L Gates Investment Management Conference, London, July 6, 2016
  • Panelist, “Securities Regulation Committee and Private Investment Funds Subcommittee Joint Meeting,” The New York State Bar Association Live Event, New York, NY, June 23, 2016
  • Panelist, “CPO and CTA Examinations and Compliance: Everything You Need to Know to Manage Money Using Commodity Interests,” AIMA, NFA and K&L Gates briefing, London, May 23, 2016
  • Moderator, 100 Women in Hedge Funds, Fifth Annual Salute to the Global Angels, New York, NY, May 17, 2016
  • Panelist, “Part II: The Department of Labor's new ‘conflict of interest rule,’” Boston, MA, May 12, 2016
  • Panelist, “Non-US Webinar: The U.S. Department of Labor's New ‘Conflict of Interest Rule,’” Webinar, May 5, 2016
  • Panelist, “Part I: The Department of Labor's new ‘conflict of interest rule,’” New York, NY, May 4, 2016
  • Panelist, “New Manager Forum,” New York, NY, April 2016
  • U.S. Issues Panelist, “AIMA Briefing and Regulatory Update - New York,” New York, NY, March 3, 2016
  • Panelist, “Investment Adviser Compliance and Reporting: Latest Developments and OCIE Exam Hot Buttons,” Strafford Publications, Inc. Webinar, February 17, 2016
  • Panelist, “From Examination to Enforcement: Examinations and Enforcement Actions Involving Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds,” Alternative Investment Management Association Hedge Fund Manager Training, New York, NY, January 27, 2016
  • Panelist, “Regulatory Developments and Their Implications for Hedge Funds and Other Private Funds,” PLI Private Fund Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges 2016 Seminar, New York, NY, January 13, 2016
  • Panelist, 2015 K&L Gates Investment Management Conference, New York, NY, December 10, 2015
  • Co-Chair, “’Too Many Chiefs for Too Few Tribe Members?’ — Financial and Capital Market Compliance in a Fragmented World,” October 16, 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Panelist, “ACA: M&A Transactions in the Investment Adviser Industry,” August 25, 2015
  • Moderator, “Hot Topics in CPO/CTA and Derivatives Regulation,” Investment Adviser Compliance Conferece, Arlington, VA, March 5, 2015
  • Moderator, “Raising Private Fund Assets in the Global Markets - Focus on Asia, Australia, and the Middle East,” New York, October 22, 2014
  • Panelist, “AIMA Sound Practices & Global Regulatory Update,” New York, October 14, 2014
  • Panelist, “New York State Bar Association's U.S. and Brazilian Legal Issues in the Creation of Funds,” São Paulo, Brazil, August 15, 2014
  • Panelist, “Alternative Investment Management Association’s Raising Money from U.S. Investors: Market Trends and Changes in Regulation,” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2014
  • Panelist, “Hedge Fund Association’s Raising Money from U.S. Investors: Market Trends and Changes in Regulation,” São Paulo, Brazil, August 12, 2014
  • Moderator, “100 Women in Hedge Funds - Developments in the SEC and NFA Examination Programs,” Washington, D.C., June 25, 2014
  • Panelist, “Hedge Funds and the Regulatory Road Ahead” HFA Symposium, Washington, DC, May 19, 2014
  • Panelist, “Insider Trading Update” AIMA Hedge Fund Manager Training, New York, NY, May 14, 2014
  • Panelist, “What’s New with NFA Exams?” MFA Compliance 2014 Conference, New York, NY, May 7, 2014
  • Panelist, Hot Topics in CPO/CTA and Derivatives Regulation, 2014 IAA Investment Adviser Compliance Conference, Arlington, VA, March 6, 2014
  • Panelist, Hedge Fund Compliance & Regulatory Challenges 2014, New York, NY, January 28, 2014
  • Panelist, 2013 K&L Gates Investment Management Conference, New York, NY, December 10, 2013
  • Panelist, IAA Compliance Workshop, Houston, TX, November 6, 2013
  • Panelist, 2013 K&L Gates Investment Management Conference, Washington, D.C., October 30-31, 2013
  • Panelist, Beyond Compliance: Enterprise Risk Management, ACA Compliance Group Fall 2013 Compliance Conference, October 10, 2013
  • Panelist, HFA Symposium: Raising Capital in the United States: The Changing Regulatory Landscape, São Paulo, Brazil, October 2, 2013
  • Panelist, How Do the New SEC/CFTC Harmonization Rules Affect Registered Funds and Their Advisers?, Washington DC, September 19, 2013, New York, September 26, 2013
  • Panelist, Alabama IA Compliance Forum, Birmingham, AL, July 25, 2013
  • Panelist, K&L Gates Eighth Annual Investment Management Conference, London, July 2, 2013
  • Panelist, Hedge Fund Association Symposium: Hedge Funds & the Regulatory Road Ahead, K&L Gates Program, June 13, 2013
  • Panelist, Compliance Issues for National Futures Association (NFA) Members, Investment Advisor Association Webinar, April 3, 2013
  • CFTC Panelist, ACA's Spring 2013 Compliance Conference, April 2013
  • Panelist, You Mean I’m a What?! CPO Registration for Fund Advisers Under CFTC Rule 4.5, 2013 ICI Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference, March 18, 2013
  • Moderator - CFTC Compliance: CPO and CTA Registration and Derivatives Regulation, IAA Investment Adviser Compliance Conference 2013, March 7, 2013
  • Speaker – Preparing for AIFMD: Some Practical Tips for U.S. Managers, K&L Gates Program, March 5, 2013
  • Building an Effective Compliance Program, Hedge Fund Compliance and Regulation 2013 Program, January 29, 2013
  • New Rules and New Regulators: Navigating CFTC Rule 4.5., ICI Education Foundation 2012 Securities Law Developments Conference, December 12, 2012
  • IAA Compliance Workshop, Investment Adviser Association, November 27, 2012
  • Panelist, Do Your Derivatives Trading Activities Require You to be Registered as a Commodity Pool Operator by 1 January 2013?, K&L Gates Program, October 25, 2012
  • Registration Process and Compliance Obligations for Advisers to Commodity Pools Registering with the CFTC, Investment Adviser Association Webinar, October 3, 2012
  • Panelist, AIMA Brazil Network: SEC Registration and Regulation of Investment Advisers, K&L Gates Program, August 31, 2012
  • Panelist, U.S. Hot Topics, K&L Gates Program, June 27, 2012
  • Panelist, Do You Have to Register with the CFTC? The Impact of New CFTC Rules on Private Fund Managers, IAA Program, May 30, 2012
  • Panelist, Weighing Your Registration Obligations and Options: Exclusions and/or Exceptions, NSPC Program, April 30, 2012
  • Panelist, Compliance Challenges in Management Retirement Assets, ACA Compliance Group Spring 2013 Compliance Conference, April 25, 2012
  • Panelist, Significant Changes to CFTC Regulations Impacting Registered Investment Companies, K&L Gates Program, March 14, 2012
  • Panelist, Rescission of CFTC Regulation 4.13 (a)(4) Commodity Pool Operator Exemption and Impact on Private Fund Managers, K&L Gates Program, March 13, 2012