New York State Bar (2000)
University of Connecticut Law School (1999)
Kalamazoo College, B.A. (Political Science, 1995)
Simon represents U.S. and non-U.S. alternative investment funds, including hedge, private equity and venture capital and their respective fund managers and sponsors in all corporate and regulatory matters relating to the structuring, formation, corporate governance, and operations of such funds. He provides counsel on numerous issues relating to the formation and on-going operations of alternative investment funds, both domestic and offshore, as well as separately managed accounts. His clients also include SEC and state registered investment advisers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, broker-dealers, introducing brokers, and exempt reporting advisers. He has advised numerous funds pursuing and diverse range of strategies, including long-only, equity and option long-short, global macro, real estate, micro-cap, forex, futures, statistical arbitrage, quantitative, multi-strategy, emerging market, sector-focused, volatility arbitrage, fixed income, cash advance, real estate tax lien, distressed and start-up companies.
He has comprehensive knowledge of various compliance issues including Regulation D offerings and other capital raisings, soft dollars, fiduciary duties, performance advertising, general solicitation, new issues, policies and procedures manuals, and best practices, employment issues and general corporate and securities matters. He advises on legal issues arising under the Investment Advisers Act, the Investment Company Act, the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act, the Commodity Exchange Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Simon is a member of the Bar of New York and a member of the Hedge Fund Association’s government lobbying committee. Simon has lectured on hedge funds and their regulation in a variety of forums most recently at Seton Hall, moderated by Anthony Scaramucci.
Are Ideas Protected by Copyright Law?
If you have a great idea for a movie or product and want to pitch it to someone, how can you keep the idea from being stolen? Alternatively, if someone comes to you unsolicited with an idea, do you have to pay them for using it? Many people think you can copyright an idea and