Jeffrey D. Collins

Partner - Boston

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617.832.1265

617.832.7000

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Investment advisers and private investment funds, in particular hedge funds, are the primary practice focus for Jeffrey Collins. He helps a diverse group of investment advisers comply with federal and state registration and regulatory standards, and has extensive experience in the formation of both onshore and offshore hedge funds and other types of private funds. Jeffrey also has significant experience in structuring management companies for private fund managers in order to achieve optimal business and tax results for management. Jeffrey also represents managers to collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). Jeffrey regularly reviews International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) agreements for clients. Recently he has advised a number of hedge fund managers based in London on U.S. regulatory, securities and tax matters, and also counseled managers with investment strategies focused on India.

Education:

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • Brown University, B.A., 1992

Representative Experience

  • Represents Acadian Asset Management, Inc., a registered investment adviser with over $45 billion under management, on hedge fund formation and other matters
  • Represents Hirtle, Callaghan & Co., a registered investment adviser with over $15 billion under management, with respect to private fund formation and related matters
  • Represents Partners Capital, LLC, a registered adviser with over $5 billion under management, on private fund formation and other matters
  • Represents Prologue Capital LLP, an adviser with over $600 million under management, on hedge fund formation and other matters

Honors

  • Ranked by CHAMBERS USA: AMERICA'S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS as one of Massachusetts' leading Hedge & Mutual Fund Lawyers (2010-2016)
  • Listed in EUROMONEY'S GUIDE TO LEADING INVESTMENT FUND LAWYERS (2010)
  • Listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in Securities & Venture Finance, SUPER LAWYERS’ MASSACHUSETTS RISING STARS: A COMPREHENSIVE LISTING OF THE BEST YOUNG LAWYERS IN MASSACHUSETTS (May 2005)
  • Editor-in-Chief, ALASKA LAW REVIEW, Duke University School of Law, 1994-1995
  • Winner of the Dean’s Cup Moot Court Competition, Duke University School of Law, 1994

Involvement

  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Panelist at Expert Networks Roundtable, sponsored by Foley Hoag LLP and Deloitte LLP, March 2011
  • Speaker on "Regulatory Developments and Reminders as we Head into 2011, including Dodd-Frank, the new ADV Part 2, Pay-To-Play, the Custody Rule and other topics" at the Hedge Fund CFO Association (Boston Chapter), October 2010 
  • Speaker on the topic of "Registered Investment Advisers and the Amended Custody Rule" during a webinar presented by Foley Hoag LLP and Wolf & Company, P.C., March 2010
  • Speaker regarding "Practices for Managing Counterparty Risk" at the Operational Risk Breakfast Club Event, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2009
  • Panelist on the topic of "The Security of Your Assets" at the 2009 Hirtle Callaghan & Co. Investment Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2009
  • Speaker at Deloitte LLP Boston Hedge Fund Event regarding "Tax and Legal Planning... After The Fact", Boston, Massachusetts, December 2008
  • Panelist on the topic of "Administration and Operations Issues for Hedge Funds" at Maples and Calder Investment Funds Forum, Cayman Islands, February 2008
  • Speaker regarding "The Systemic Risk of Hedge Funds" at the University of Pennsylvania's Rodney L. White Center's Frontiers of Investing Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 2006
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