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551 Fifth Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10176




Maurice’s practice focuses on helping independent money managers achieve their goals. He is experienced in successfully advising clients through launching and growing their investment management business while operating effectively and mindfully within the relevant regulatory landscape. Maurice brings a solution oriented focus and sound commercial judgment to provide clients with high quality legal counsel.

Maurice specializes in advising both start-up and seasoned private investment managers in all aspects of their business, including formation, structuring and on-going operation of private investment funds and managed accounts of all types. Maurice is also experienced with SEC registration and on-going Advisers Act compliance.

With extensive experience in mature manager operations, Maurice brings a unique, long-term perspective to his engagements since he has repeatedly observed how early decisions impact managers later in their life cycle. Maurice’s work with seasoned managers includes private investment fund platform restructurings, investor consent matters, fund re-purposing, side letter negotiations, placement agent agreement negotiations, employment matters, cross-trade analysis and fund investment structuring.

Maurice also has deep experience with insurance dedicated funds, including launching these specialized investment products, creating related compliance policies and procedures and negotiating with the insurance carriers that invest in these vehicles.

Maurice has been named a New York Metro “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers since 2017.

Representative Matters:

  • Numerous master-feeder and domestic only private investment fund launches, both on standard and highly expedited timetables, as well as multiple management company formations, including partnership agreements for the principals and seed arrangements
  • Restructuring and rationalizing the hedge fund platform of a globally known multi-billion dollar merger arbitrage investment manager, including multiple expedited investor expulsions and transfers, private fund structure mergers and vehicle spinouts
  • Spinout of a private equity fund platform and related team on behalf of a multi-billion dollar merger arbitrage investment manager
  • Internal seed/platform deal for a senior trader who was provided seed capital and infrastructure from his employer to launch a hedge fund and act as the primary portfolio manager
  • Formation, structuring and operation of insurance dedicated funds (IDF), including relating to standalone IDFs, insurance dedicated fund of fund structures and IDF subadvisory platforms, each of which customarily involves thorough negotiations with IDF counterparties


Fordham University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2010)
Fordham Law Review
University of Miami (B.S., 2006)


New York, 2011


Legal Risks and Cautionary Tales for Service Providers
Speaker, Hedge Fund Round Table, September 2019

Insurance Dedicated Funds - Retain and Attract Capital by Offering Tax Alpha
Panelist, Hedge Fund General Counsel and Compliance Officer Summit, September 2018

Attacking the New Form ADV
Panelist, Presented by ACA Compliance Group and Kleinberg Kaplan, January 2018


Order of the Coif


Practical Considerations of Insurance Dedicated Funds
Wells Fargo Prime Services Business Consulting Quarterly Report, March 2019


New York City Bar Association (Career Advancement and Management Committee, 2016-2019)
Hedge Fund Cares, Young Professional Committee Member
Fordham University School of Law, Recent Graduates Committee Member

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