James Munsell is a partner in Sidley's investment funds, advisers and derivatives practice group in the New York office. Mr. Munsell counsels investment advisers and investment funds in connection with a broad range of corporate, securities, derivatives and regulatory matters. His clients range from small, closely held start-up investment management businesses to the investment management divisions of global financial institutions.
Mr. Munsell's principal areas of practice include: pooled investment product design and development; private investment funds; public and private commodity pools; public and private closed-end registered investment companies; funds of funds; private equity and hedge fund feeder funds and feeder fund platforms; special purpose or single investment funds; fund restructurings and workouts; seed capital transactions; secondary market transactions in interests in private investment funds; regulation of investment advisers, commodity trading advisors, investment companies and commodity pools; spinouts and lift outs; compensation plans; organization and re-organization of closely-held investment management businesses; mergers and acquisitions of investment management businesses; and joint ventures between investment management businesses.
Mr. Munsell was involved in the successful development and launch of the first commodity pool to be listed on a securities exchange in the United States and continues to work on innovative commodity ETFs.
Mr. Munsell received his JD from Fordham University School of Law in 1996 and his BA from Lawrence University in 1991. He is admitted in New York.