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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that Robert M. Crea has joined the firm as a Shareholder in its Investment Services group in the San Francisco office. Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. Crea served as Of Counsel at K&L Gates.

Mr. Crea counsels investment advisers, private fund managers and broker-dealers on a variety of fund formation, product structuring, regulatory and compliance, performance presentation 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 represents pension plans and other institutional investors in connection with their investments in hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and real estate funds.

Mr. Crea regularly counsels pre-IPO companies regarding governance, formation and financing, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he also counsels on regulatory matters pertaining to digital asset offerings and the digital assets industry.
“Rob’s business background and versatility in the investment management space provides the firm with unique capabilities and added depth on the West Coast,” said Investment Services Co-Chair Bruce A. Rosenblum. Joseph M. Mannon, Chair of Vedder Price’s Private Fund Formation group added, “Rob’s knowledge of both the business and regulatory sides of investment management will be of immediate value to our clients, and his formation work with private equity and venture funds is a great addition to our practice. We’re excited to have him.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining a legal team with a stellar reputation that is consistently focused on working together to help the firm’s clients succeed,” said Mr. Crea. “I’m excited to lend my experience to grow Vedder’s investment services and private fund groups in California.”

Mr. Crea earned his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School and his B.A. from Columbia University. He is a CFA® charterholder and CAIA® charterholder and a member of each of the CFA Institute and CAIA Association.