Stroock has added to its Private Funds Group with the appointment of Michael Emanuel as a partner in the firm’s New York office.
Emanuel (pictured), has served as senior regulatory and compliance counsel at both big banks and leading investment management firms. He joins as a partner in the firm’s New York office.
Emanuel joins from Eagle Investment Solutions, a Princeton, NJ-based asset management firm, where he served as general counsel, chief compliance officer, and co-chief operating officer. Previously he served as regulatory and compliance counsel for other major investment managers, including Harbinger Capital Partners, Loeb Partners Corp. and State Street Bank and Trust.
Emanuel advises public and private funds, hedge funds, family offices, and investment managers and commodity advisors on all regulatory, legal, compliance, infrastructure and risk issues. After beginning his career at Ernst & Young and becoming a New York State CPA, Emanuel was in private practice as an attorney before going in-house at banking and financial institutions, including private equity and investment managers in New York.
Jeff Keitelman, Stroock’s co-managing partner, says: “Advising private funds and asset and investment managers remains a cornerstone of our practice. It’s a significant area of the firm, one we will always be looking to fortify with highly qualified attorneys like Mike.
“Mike has deep experience within the investment management business and understands the full range of issues that funds face daily in regulation, compliance, tax, capital raising, disclosure and other areas. His knowledge and perspective from the client side – from hedge funds to PE investors and also banks – make him a great value-add to our firm.”
Emanuel says: “Stroock has a distinguished history as one of the highly respected legal advisers for private funds – its first-rate client roster is proof of that. While at Loeb Partners, I relied heavily on Stroock lawyers to provide sound counsel. As I was looking to return to private practice, it didn’t take long to discern that Stroock and its private funds team would be a natural fit. I look forward to working with the firm’s clients on their most pressing matters and day-to-day needs for operating their business.”
Emanuel received his JD from Fordham University School of Law and BS from Washington University in St Louis.