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Michael P. O'Hare | Partner


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Philadelphia, PA

Mike O’Hare focuses his practice on advising investment companies, independent trustees, investment advisers, broker dealers and financial services organizations with regard to securities and corporate laws and regulations, compliance and transactional matters.

In addition to work associated with the registration, regulation and operation of investment companies and investment advisers under federal and state securities laws, Mr. O’Hare has helped a number of established investment firms launch their first registered and unregistered investment company products. He counsels clients with regard to regulatory and compliance matters such as SEC exemptive and interpretive relief, SEC inspections and investigations, compliance policies and procedures, special investments and valuation of securities. Mr. O’Hare also has experience advising fund boards and their independent trustees on issues relating to fiduciary duties and fund governance. He assists clients with business transactions such as fund and adviser restructurings, acquisitions and other corporate transactions; and helps clients negotiate various intermediary agreements.

Mr. O’Hare’s fund clients include multi-manager funds, money market funds, broker-sold funds, bank-sponsored funds and funds underlying variable annuity products. 

He has been recommended as a national leader in registered funds in numerous editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, where it was noted that his “considered and thoughtful advice” impresses clients. Chambers also recognized his experience advising independent trustees on fund governance and launching registered investment company products, and stated that Mr. O’Hare is “held in high regard by market commentators for his expertise in the space.” In addition, he was recommended for his work in the area of mutual/registered funds in The Legal 500 U.S. 2014.

Investment Management/Mutual Funds
Structured Finance
Private Investment Funds
J.D., cum laude, Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1994
B.S., maxima cum laude, La Salle University, 1990
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
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