Ryan Brizek is Counsel in the Firm’s Investment Funds Practice. Ryan focuses his practice on transactional and regulatory matters involving mutual funds, closed-end funds, business development companies (BDCs), exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and their investment advisers, with a particular focus on providing access to alternative investment strategies through regulated vehicles.
His experience includes advising on the structuring, formation and operation of registered investment companies and BDCs, co-investments and investment restructurings involving regulated and private funds, fund governance, registered fund contract approvals and renewals, fund reorganizations and adoptions, fund and adviser compliance programs, acquisitions of asset management businesses, investment company status issues and the structuring of equity and debt offerings by investment advisers in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act.
He also advises firms seeking to rely on exceptions and exemptions from regulation under the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act, and represents clients seeking no-action positions, interpretive guidance or exemptive relief from the SEC.
Ryan has particular experience advising closed-end funds on capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, underwritten common and preferred stock offerings, at-the-market offerings and rights offerings to acquire shares of common or preferred stock. He has routinely advised clients that manage credit strategies, including BDCs and registered investment companies, on investment structuring, operational, compliance and regulatory matters.
Ryan received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School and his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York.
- George Washington University Law School, 2008 J.D.
- Pennsylvania State University, 2004 B.S. (Finance)
- American Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- New York City Bar Association
- District of Columbia 2009
- New York 2009
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