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Fordham University School of Law, J.D.

Arizona State University, B.S., cum laude


New York


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Shaun Reader
New York
PHONE: +1 212 696 6062
FAX: +1 917 368 7362

Mr. Reader is a partner in the Investment Management group. He concentrates on the international and domestic legal aspects of professional investment management. He regularly advises sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, investment managers, family offices and high-net worth clients on their investment activities around the world.

Mr. Reader represents sovereign clients and often negotiates substantial investments on behalf of sovereign wealth funds to accommodate their specific legal, tax and legislative needs. He also advises sovereign clients on the particular tax and other regulatory concerns to create efficiency and address on-going compliance.

Mr. Reader’s practice includes distinctive, in-depth knowledge of the major international securities and regulatory regimes applicable to investment managers and fund sponsors, including U.S. Securities, Investment Adviser and Investment Company regulation and the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Mr. Reader’s extensive experience includes screening, structuring and forming investment funds, including those related to sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds and venture capital funds in the United States and around the globe; conducting due diligence on potential investments into alternative investment vehicles; advising on and negotiating the terms, rights and obligations relating to investments in and the operation and management of investment funds from both an investor perspective and an investment manager perspective; and developing structural solutions and other arrangements to accommodate various business, legal, tax and regulatory considerations.


New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association


M&A Advisor 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award, 2015
Legal 500 USA – highly recommended for Investment Fund Formation and Management

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