Eric Wagner chairs the firm's Corporate Department. Eric focuses his practice on the financial services industry, specializing in advising both start-up and seasoned private investment funds, SEC registered investment advisors, family offices, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors on regulatory and strategic issues related to their formation, operation and investments. He has extensive experience in structuring management company ownership agreements and seed capital arrangements, as well as advising clients with respect to marketing agreements, employment matters, and general securities matters.
Eric has been named a Leading Lawyer for Investment Funds: Hedge Funds by IFLR1000 - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms.
New York University School of Law (J.D., 1995)
New York University Review of Law & Social Change, Staff Editor
Cornell University (B.S., 1992)
1997, New York
2019, Supreme Court of the United States
Regulation Update and Impact: What’s in Store?
Speaker, Private Investment Fund Tax and Accounting Forum, Financial Research Associates, November 2019
ABA/IBA International Conference on Private Investment Funds, March 2016
Maples Investment Funds Forum, February 2011, February 2013 and February 2016
KPMG Seminar on Hedge Fund Startups, October 2014
Alpha Hedge East Conference, February 2013
J.P. Morgan Seminar on "Managing Your Hedge Fund Business in an Effective and Compliant Manner, June 2011
UBS Prime Brokerage CFO/COO Conference, September 2006, October 2007, April 2010
Goldman Sachs Prime Brokerage Conference, May 2009
Banc of America Prime Brokerage Services Sixth Annual Southwest CFO/COO Summit, May 2008
GAIM USA Hedge Fund Conference, January 2006
Foundation for Accounting Education Investment Partnership Conference, 2004 and 2005
New York City Bar Association (Private Investment Funds Committee, 2007-2011)
Managed Funds Association
Texas Hedge Fund Association
International Bar Association (Investment Funds Committee)