Kelly Zelezen focuses her practice on the asset management industry. She advises managers of hedge funds, private equity funds and separately managed accounts. With respect to private investment funds, Kelly handles all aspects of their formation and ongoing operations. Some of the key issues she advises on are: structuring, marketing materials, "market" terms, seed deals and side letters with investors, agreements with service providers and marketers as well as other general corporate matters. She also drafts offering documents and the ancillary documents related thereto. Kelly's practice also includes compliance matters, assisting SEC registered advisers with preparing Form ADVs and establishing compliance programs. She also provides assistance with management company agreements and succession planning. Another aspect of Kelly's practice is compensation matters. She advises clients on designing compensation plans and drafts employment agreements, "partnership" agreements and termination agreements.
Rutgers School of Law – Newark (J.D., 2003)
Rutgers Law Review, Research Editor
Washington & Lee University (B.A., cum laude, 1999)
2004, New York
Order of the Coif