Michael Koffler guides investment advisers, broker-dealers and investment funds in their compliance with federal and state securities laws and regulations, and SRO rules. Michael advises clients on the full spectrum of business operations, including advertising, portfolio management, trading, internal controls, compliance programs, mergers and acquisitions and other management issues. He also counsels other financial institutions—banks and insurance companies—on securities issues associated with the management and distribution of investment products.
Like many of his Sutherland colleagues, Michael began his legal career with a regulatory agency. He served two years on the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the Division of Investment Management, where he reviewed registration statements, no-action requests, exemptive applications and proxy statements. Michael also helped promulgate SEC rules and answer interpretive questions from financial institutions.
Sutherland helps restructure private hedge fund of fund arrangement.
Sutherland helps restructure hedge fund of fund arrangement, including drafting revised a private placement memorandum (PPM), LP agreement, subscription agreement and related documents and providing related regulatory advice.
Sutherland helps restructure electronic delivery practices for broker-dealer.
Sutherland helped a national broker-dealer restructure its disclosure delivery practices to comply with E-SIGN, guidance structures from SEC, DOL and Treasury and state law requirements governing the delivery of disclosure documents to retail customers.
Awards and Rankings
Recipient, 2010 Burton Awards for Legal Achievement for “Six Degrees of Separation: Principles to Guide The Regulation of Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers,” BNA’s Securities Regulation & Law Report (April 27, 2009)
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, New York City Bar Association
Member, FINRA Corporate Financing Rules, Hedge Funds, Investment Companies and Investment Advisers, and Trading and Markets Subcommittees, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee, and Member, Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, Business Law Section, American Bar Association (ABA)