Jeffrey D. Collins

Partner, Co-Managing Partner - Boston

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617.832.1265

617.832.7000

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Investment managers and private investment funds, in particular hedge funds, are the practice focus for Jeffrey Collins. He helps a diverse group of investment managers 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. Jeff also has significant experience in structuring management companies for private fund managers in order to achieve optimal business and tax results for management. Jeff regularly represents OCIOs and other parties in connection with their investments into hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative assets. Jeff also reviews International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) agreements for his clients. He has advised a number of hedge fund managers based outside the United States on U.S. regulatory, securities and tax matters.

Education:

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

Representative Experience

Fund Formation 

  • Represents Acadian Asset Management on hedge fund formation and other matters
  • Represents AJO on hedge fund formation and other matters
  • Represents AltaRock Partners on hedge fund formation and other matters
  • Represents East Grove Capital on hedge fund formation and other matters
  • Represents Kaname Capital on hedge fund formation and other matters
  • Represents Lansing Capital on hedge fund formation and other matters
  • Represents OceanLink Management on hedge fund formation and other matters
  • Represents ShawSpring Partners on hedge fund formation and other matters

Investor-side 

  • Represents Cambridge Associates with respect to investments into 3rd party funds and the negotiation of investment management agreements
  • Represents Hirtle, Callaghan & Co with respect to fund of fund formation and investments into 3rd party funds
  • Represents Partners Capital on fund of fund formation and investments into 3rd party funds
  • Represents an endowment style “manager of managers” including in connection with setting up multiple hedge funds of funds and reviewing investments into multiple 3rd party hedge funds
 

Honors

  • Ranked by CHAMBERS USA: AMERICA'S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS as one of Massachusetts' leading Hedge & Mutual Fund Lawyers (2010-2021)
  • Listed multiple times in EUROMONEY'S EXPERT GUIDES AS A LEADING INVESTMENT FUNDS LAWYER 

Involvement

  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Panelist at PWC’s Asset Management Atrium Illumination Series, September 2016
  • Panelist at the Goldman Sachs Boston CFO Forum, March 2014
  • Panelist at the Massachusetts PERAC Emerging Issues Forum on the new regulations for MA public pension plans retaining investment managers, September 2013
  • Panelist on the AIFMD at the MSCPA Alternative Investments Committee seminar, June 2013 
  • 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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