Mr. Broadhurst, a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department, counsels investment advisory clients on a wide variety of issues, including the formation and operation of investment advisory firms, U.S. and offshore investment funds and other investment vehicles, employee compensation and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Broadhurst is widely regarded as one of the top lawyers representing hedge funds and other investment funds in the U.S. and has represented hundreds of funds and advisers over the course of his career. He is the head of the firm’s Investment Funds and Advisers Group, which is a nationally-recognized leader in representing hedge funds, venture capital funds, private equity funds, and private real estate funds and investment adviser registration and counseling.

While helping a number of highly successful money managers form hedge funds in the 1980s and 1990s, Mr Broadhurst was instrumental in establishing Shartsis Friese as the leading firm for hedge funds on the West Coast. For more than 30 years, the firm been recognized by industry publications as one of the top hedge fund practices in the world.

Mr. Broadhurst graduate with honors from the Stanford Law School.  He is regularly listed in the International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers, which features only the foremost practitioners, and has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006.

Mr. Broadhurst is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Private Funds Subcommittee of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee. He speaks often at conferences throughout the country regarding investment advisers, hedge funds and offshore funds. Mr. Broadhurst currently serves on the Organizing Committee of the American Bar Association/International Bar Association’s International Conference on Private Investment Funds held in London, England, in March of each year. It is a leading conference in the field bringing together the world’s top practitioners in the private fund sector.

Mr. Broadhurst served as the Chairperson of the Help for Children (aka, Hedge Funds Care) West Coast Benefit Dinner in 2002 (Inaugural) and 2003 (Co Chair), and he serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of HFC, as well as the Board of Directors of HFC (Cayman Islands). Help for Children is an alliance of hedge fund industry professionals committed to protecting children from abuse and neglect.