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J. Matthew Mangan

Matthew Mangan is a partner in the firm’s investment management group. He counsels investment advisers, private fund managers and broker-dealers on a variety of fund formation, product structuring, transactional, regulatory and compliance, and securities law matters. He regularly works with clients to structure and document U.S. and offshore private investment funds and assists clients with a variety of state and federal regulatory and compliance issues. He also represents government plans and other institutional investors in connection with their investments in hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and real estate funds. He also counsels clients on complex seeding arrangements, corporate structure and entity formation issues.

Matthew also represents individuals and entities on securities enforcement matters involving the SEC, FINRA and other regulatory authorities, and has substantial experience conducting internal investigations in matters relating to securities regulation and compliance.

Matthew regularly assists clients with state and federal registration issues and the application of various exemptions.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Matthew practiced general corporate and securities transactions, with an emphasis on small and mid-sized entrepreneurial businesses, start-up and high-technology businesses, and real estate related transactional matters.

Prior to attending law school, Matthew passed the Certified Public Accountant’s examination. He also served as a judicial extern to Judge Thomas E. Carlson of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.

  • Selected as a leading legal figure in the Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds 2023 Edition
  • American Jurisprudence Awards for Torts and Criminal Procedure
  • Bar Association of San Francisco

Matthew is a frequent speaker and panelist on subjects related to the investment management industry. His recent presentation topics include:

  • The Dodd-Frank Act
  • Regulatory initiatives regarding hedge funds, private equity funds and their managers
  • SEC examination and enforcement initiatives
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