Ms. Grant joined the Firm in 1998, and specializes in representing investment advisers, including organizing domestic and offshore private investment funds.  She offers clients experienced and practical advice across all aspects of their legal needs, including contracts between fund organizers and investors (including seed and strategic investors), finders and placement agents, fund structuring and amendments, navigating state and federal investment adviser and commodity adviser registration and ongoing compliance.  She has helped clients develop the regulatory and compliance aspects of non-traditional advisory arrangements, such as on-line advisory platforms, and has advised clients about FATCA and other international investor reporting requirements.

In addition, Ms. Grant has also assisted clients with buying and selling privately held businesses, license agreements, executive employment agreements, private placements of debt and equity, public securities offerings, and privacy and data breach requirements.  She has worked extensively in negotiations between the owners of private business and preparing LLC operating and limited partnership agreements as a result of those negotiations.

“Side Letters, Separate Accounts And Sleeves – Investors Who Want It Their Way,” co-leader of roundtable lunch event of the Association of Women in Alternative Investments, November 4, 2015

“FATCA Considerations for Private Fund Managers,” featured speaker for webcast by ACA Compliance Group, July 10, 2014

“Building a Compliance Culture — A View from the Trenches,” co-leader of roundtable lunch event of Association of Women in Alternative Investments, June 12, 2014

Co-author of U.S. Regulation of Hedge Funds (2nd edition, American Bar Association, 2013)

Ms. Grant is a member of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar and the Bar Association of San Francisco.