Joel D. Corriero

Joel Corriero


Joel Corriero primarily counsels investment companies, including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and investment advisers on regulatory and compliance matters. Joel also counsels on transactional matters, such as mergers and acquisitions, and has experience drafting and negotiating various agreements for investment companies and investment advisers. His experience includes:

  • Registered Investment Companies: Joel advises mutual funds, ETFs and closed-end funds (including interval funds) on matters pertaining to the federal securities laws and exchange listing rules. He drafts and reviews critical documents, such as registration statements, proxy solicitation materials, exchange listing applications, preferred share offering materials for closed-end funds, and interval fund repurchase offer materials. Joel also assists in drafting and negotiating authorized participant agreements for ETFs.
  • Investment Advisers: Joel advises investment advisers with respect to their obligations under federal and state securities laws, including issues related to registration, compliance and annual Form ADV review. Joel also assists in drafting and negotiating advisory agreements.
  • Variable Insurance: Joel assists in drafting and negotiating fund participation agreements, 12b-1 shareholder servicing agreements and revenue sharing agreements for clients whose funds are offered as underlying investment options for variable insurance products.
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Representative Matters

  • assisted one of the world’s largest asset managers with the launch of its first suite of strategic beta ETFs
  • assisted with the launch of several alternative investment mutual funds for one of the leading global providers of alternative investments, including matters related to registration statement review and compliance, and the drafting of complex strategy and risk disclosure
  • assisted in the representation of a leading independent global investment management firm in connection with the client's acquisition of more than 120 funds from a multinational financial services corporation, including certain matters related to the rationalization of the client's product lineup thereafter
  • assisted in the representation of a client in connection with a significant project involving the redomestication of its closed-end funds to Delaware statutory trusts, and mergers thereafter
  • participated in drafting and negotiating fund-of-funds participation agreements and related agreements for several leading investment management companies related to the offering of client products as underlying funds in fund-of-funds arrangements, whereby the funds of funds served as underlying investment options for variable insurance products
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Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Widener University – Delaware Law School
  • B.A., cum laude, Rutgers University
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