Josh Guttman advises start-up and established hedge funds and investment managers on legal, regulatory and strategic issues relating to their formation, structuring and on-going operations. He is well-versed in fund offering documents, marketing materials and regulatory filings, and regularly negotiates NDAs, side letters, placement agent agreements and other service provider agreements for his clients. He also advises on compensation matters, including the preparation of management company operating agreements and employment agreements, as well as general corporate and securities law matters.



Josh works with both established and emerging managers, and has guided them through the launch of both onshore and offshore investment vehicles. He also has experience with more specialized insurance dedicated funds, including launching new IDFs, creating related compliance policies and procedures and negotiating with insurance carrier investors.

In addition, Josh advises investment managers with respect to their compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations, including registering with the SEC, preparing Form ADV, establishing, implementing and monitoring compliance programs and assisting with on-going Advisers Act compliance, and he has also advised clients going through SEC examinations.


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2012)

Cardozo Law Review, Associate Editor

Queens College of the City University of New York (B.A., summa cum laude, Accounting, 2008)

Bar Admissions

2013, New York


Order of the Coif


Kleinberg Kaplan Promotes Joshua Guttman to Partner

January 4, 2021,

Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan announces the promotion of Joshua Guttman to partner effective January 1, 2021. Since 1971, New York-based Kleinberg Kaplan has been a leader in advising hedge and private equity funds, sophisticated business ventures, prominent real estate operators, and family offices. “I am pleased to announce the promotion of Josh Guttman to partner,”…