Maurice Collada helps independent money managers achieve their goals. He is deeply experienced in advising clients through launching and growing their investment management business while operating effectively and thoughtfully within the relevant regulatory landscape. He is genuinely devoted to the success of his clients, consistently striving to deliver a solution-oriented focus, sound commercial judgment and broad market knowledge in order to provide clients with the highest quality legal service in seamless collaboration with his Kleinberg Kaplan team members.



Maurice advises both start-up and seasoned private investment managers in all aspects of their business, including the formation, spinout, structuring and on-going operation of private investment funds and managed accounts of all types. Maurice is also experienced with SEC registration and examination and on-going compliance with the increasingly complex private investment management regulatory regimes.

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

Maurice also has significant experience with insurance dedicated funds, including launching these specialized investment products, creating related compliance policies and procedures and negotiating with the platform providers and insurance carriers integrally involved in these vehicles.

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


  • Primary relationship manager for numerous private fund clients, including both emerging managers with modest AUM and seasoned managers with billions under management
  • Numerous master-feeder, standalone, SPV and other novel private investment fund launches of all strategies and across the liquidity spectrum from open-ended private funds to hybrid vehicles to more traditional venture and private equity funds
  • Multiple management company formations and restructurings, including (re)negotiating 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 investment manager
  • Internal seed/platform deals for senior traders provided seed capital and infrastructure from their employer to launch a private fund and act as the primary portfolio manager
  • Formation, structuring and operation of insurance dedicated funds (IDF), including 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)

Bar Admissions

2011, New York


Order of the Coif

Speaking Engagements

Drafting Joint Venture Agreements, including Keys to Structuring Real Estate and Construction Deals

Co-Presenter, American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education, January 2021


Practical Considerations of Insurance Dedicated Funds

Wells Fargo Prime Services Business Consulting Quarterly Report, March 2019


Action Items for Advisers prior to Marketing Rule Going Live

October 12, 2022

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted sweeping amendments to the rules that govern advertising by investment advisers and payments to solicitors under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (“Advisers Act”). These amendments combined the prior rules governing advertising and paid solicitation into a single revised Rule 206(4)-1 (the “Marketing Rule”).1 All investment advisers registered,…

18 Kleinberg Kaplan Attorneys Named as 2022 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

September 29, 2022

We are pleased to announce that 18 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of Super Lawyers®, a national legal ranking. Attorneys were nominated by their peers and recognized for their outstanding professional achievement in several legal practice areas, including business litigation, estate & probate, mergers & acquisitions, real estate,…

Asset Managers Who Prepare for Increased Transparency on DEI May See Big Returns

September 29, 2022

Getting out ahead of mandatory standards could bring organizational improvements and boost assets under management Within an asset management firm’s website may be a page that signals its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) in ownership, leadership, employment and even investing practices. The commitments and aspirations are both admirable and responsive to the increased…

Historic Regulatory Shake-up for the Private Funds Industry

April 7, 2022

In recent months, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has introduced a wave of proposals amounting to approximately 1,100 pages of new and amended rules that will significantly impact the private funds industry, likely subjecting it to an unprecedented degree of regulation. Many of these proposed rules would apply to all private fund…

15 Kleinberg Kaplan Attorneys Named as 2020 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

November 17, 2020

We are pleased to announce that 15 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Super Lawyers®, a national legal ranking. Attorneys were nominated by their peers and recognized for their outstanding professional achievement in several legal practice areas including business/corporate, business litigation, estate & probate, mergers & acquisitions, real estate,…

SEC Expands the Definition of Accredited Investors: Action Required

November 9, 2020

On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted previously proposed amendments (the “Amendments”) that expand the definition of “accredited investor” (or “AI”) applicable to private placements under Regulation D, and the definition of “qualified institutional buyer” (or “QIB”) under Rule 144A, each under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the…

Kleinberg Kaplan Praised as ‘Wall Street’s best-kept secret’ in Latest Edition of The Legal 500: United States

June 23, 2020,

Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan was recognized in the latest edition of The Legal 500: United States for its Investment Funds practice. The firm’s work on behalf of the world’s leading hedge funds and alternative investment funds was praised as “Wall Street’s best-kept secret.” Client testimonials lauded the “impressive” capabilities of the group’s lawyers and…

SEC OCIE Issues Guidance on Investment Advisers’ Recordkeeping Requirements for Electronic Messaging

January 15, 2019,

On December 14, 2018, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE“) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC“) issued a risk alert (the “Risk Alert“)[1] to remind SEC-registered investment advisers (“RIAs“) of their obligations when their personnel use electronic messaging, such as text messages, instant messaging, personal email or messaging apps, and to…