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Vedder Thinking | News Vedder Price Formalizes Addition of Private Fund Formation Practice Group; Names Investment Services Shareholder Joseph M. Mannon Chair

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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that Investment Services Shareholder Joseph M. Mannon has been named Chair of the Private Fund Formation practice group.

Vedder Price’s highly experienced team of Investment Services attorneys provide a full range of services to diverse financial services organizations in all matters related to the design, organization and distribution of investment products. Private Fund Formation is a key component of our Investment Services model. The group’s clients come from across the world, representing clients with funds and separate accounts offered, sold and/or organized in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. The group advises both private fund sponsors and investors, and forms and reviews hundreds of private funds each year.

“We are pleased to formalize this new practice group due to increasing demand from our clients and the success in this particular area for our Investment Services attorneys,” said Bruce A. Rosenblum, Co-Chair of the Investment Services Group. Co-chair Cathy Gonzales O’Kelly continued, “Joe is highly regarded in the private funds community and his leadership over this newly formed area will enhance our offerings to our clients around the world.”

Mr. Mannon focuses his practice on legal and compliance matters for exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds, investment advisers and unregistered vehicles such as private equity, hedge, venture capital, real estate, aircraft and other real assets, commodity pools, funds of funds and other investment entities.

“This is an opportune time for Vedder to place a particular emphasis on Private Fund Formation,” said Mr. Mannon. “I look forward to the continued relationships with clients and the increased depth this change will allow. This news exemplifies the commitment the firm has to service our clients and I’m excited to lead us in this specific area of investment services representation.”


Joseph M. Mannon


Cathy Gonzales O'Kelly


Bruce A. Rosenblum