Kat Miller is a member of the  Firm’s Investment Funds & Advisers and Corporate Departments. She focuses her practice on investment funds, investment advisers, and regulatory compliance matters under state and federal securities laws. She advises domestic and offshore private fund managers with issues that affect hedge, private equity, venture capital and other hybrid funds.

Kat has experience on general corporate and business matters, which  gives her a unique perspective to advise investment advisers on a wide array of general business matters, such as entity formation, employment agreements, strategic planning, licensing and other issues.  Kat also has a strong background in corporate mergers and acquisitions, which she uses to assist clients navigate venture capital exits and secondary transactions for fund interests.

Kat Miller has experience counseling clients on issues such as:

  • Investment fund formation in offshore and domestic jurisdictions
  • Investment management firm governance documentation
  • Federal and state securities compliance and other CFTC and SEC regulatory matters
  • General ongoing investment management firm and fund operating issues
  • Secondary fund transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions, and
  • Non-profit governance matters and non-profit corporation formation in California and Oregon.

Prior to rejoining Shartsis Friese in 2022, Kat was an associate in both the Corporate and Asset Management & Investment Funds departments at K&L Gates LLP, where she also worked with many international-based investment advisers and institutional investors on various fund matters.

Ms. Miller is a co-author of the Family Investment Companies chapter in the CEB publication Business Succession Planning: Strategies for California Estate Planners and Business Attorneys.

Ms. Miller is a member of the Business Law Sections of the California, Oregon and Washington Bar Associations.  She is a board member and secretary for the Portland Alternative Investment Association.  She is also a member of the Water Environment Services Advisory Committee for Clackamas County, Oregon.