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Stradley Ronon Attorneys Speak at Hedge Fund Association Symposium

February 26, 2020
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CHICAGO – Stradley Ronon Attorneys Nicole Kalajian and Jennifer Gniady spoke at the Hedge Fund Association Symposium, “Making an Impact: Philanthropy, Charitable Giving & Social Justice” on Feb. 25 in Chicago, Illinois. Kalajian moderated a group of advisers, impact investors and philanthropists who shared actionable insights, non-traditional strategies and fascinating case studies on impact investing. Kalajian was joined by Gniady, who served as a panelist.

Kalajian represents securities and commodities professionals in a variety of complex regulatory, compliance and corporate matters. She has extensive experience launching and advising various investment vehicles, such as hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, commodity pools, fund of funds and socially responsible investment vehicles. Kalajian provides legal and compliance guidance to registered and exempt investment advisers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisers, futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, forex firms, proprietary trading firms and broker-dealers.

Gniady helps nonprofit organizations of all sizes navigate complex legal issues while remaining true to their charitable missions. Her practice combines experience with both tax exemption issues and corporate matters. She works with clients to respond to existing threats and legal issues, while counseling practices to strengthen the organization in the long term. Her clients include charities, religious organizations, associations, schools and arts organizations. Her practice includes forming nonprofit organizations, advising on corporate governance and bylaws, analyzing lobbying and fundraising practices, responding to inquiries from IRS, state, and local charitable regulators and managing litigation.

About Stradley Ronon
Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon has helped private and public companies – from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations – achieve their goals by providing pragmatic, value-driven legal counsel. With offices in eight strategic locations, our responsive team of more than 200 attorneys seamlessly addresses the full spectrum of our clients’ needs, ranging from sophisticated corporate transactions to complex commercial litigation.

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