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George M. Silfen

Partner

Phone: 212.715.9522 Fax: 212.715.8422 New York

George M. Silfen concentrates his practice in the representation of investment companies and their boards of directors, investment advisers, and broker-dealers in connection with the organization and operation of investment products and services, including mutual funds, closed-end investment companies, business development companies, registered hedge funds, wrap accounts, and 401(k) and IRA products. Mr. Silfen advises clients on regulatory and compliance matters associated with investment companies, and investment advisory, brokerage, securities custody and transfer agent services.

Mr. Silfen was named 2011 Independent Counsel of the Year by Institutional Investor's Fund Directions. He writes and speaks frequently on fund-related topics, and is a regular contributor to Ignites and Fund Directions and his articles have appeared in The Investment Lawyer. At industry conferences, he has presented on permanent capital investment vehicles, SEC compliance issues concerning funds of funds, investing in registered funds, banks and financial institutions, and new products for new markets, among other subjects.

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J.D., cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, 1994
  • Brooklyn Law Review, Articles Editor
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M.B.A., Baruch College, 1994
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B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Brooklyn College, 1990
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New York
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Hebrew
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Spanish