Robert J. Moran, a Shareholder at Vedder Price, began his business and securities law practice after completing a clerkship for Justice Thomas A. McGloon of the Illinois Appellate Court. Mr. Moran concentrates his practice on advising private equity funds, mutual funds, investment advisers, business entities, broker-dealers, and individuals on business structuring and regulatory matters. He represents investment adviser, private equity fund and mutual fund clients in all aspects of organization and compliance, including negotiation of investment management agreements, sales and acquisitions of mutual funds, private equity funds and investment advisory businesses, securities laws compliance and other general corporate and regulatory matters. He also has assisted in the structuring of professional practices and in organizing joint ventures among hospitals, physicians, professional associations and other businesses. Mr. Moran is a member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations. He served as Chairman of the Securities Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association from 1990 to 1991, Vice Chairman of the Securities Law Committee from 1989 to 1990 and Chairman of the Investment Company Subcommittee of the Securities Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Moran is an author and frequent lecturer on investment management issues.
In connection with his securities practice, Mr. Moran co-authored an article published in the DePaul Business Journal entitled "Soft Dollars and Other Traps for the Investment Adviser: An Analysis of Brokerage Placement Practices." Mr. Moran served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Josselyn Center for Mental Health in Northfield, Illinois from 1988 to 1993 and as its president from 1989 to 1993. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette, Illinois from May 2004 to May 2013 and served as its president from May 2007 to May 2011. Mr. Moran is a Director of the Michigan Shores Club Foundation and has served as its President since its founding in 2010.
Mr. Moran was selected by his peers for inclusion from 2006 to 2012 in The Best Lawyers in America and from 2013 to 2014 as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in Publicly Held Corporations and Securities & Venture Finance. In addition, he received an "AV Preeminent" Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell.