Cobb & Associates

Firm Overview

Cobb & Associates PC is a Connecticut-based boutique law firm providing specialized legal representation exclusively to the alternative investment community, including hedge funds, offshore funds, investment advisers and managers, broker-dealers, ERISA, tax and general securities corporate law. The Firm has a diverse and growing clientele, both regionally and throughout the United States. In the hedge fund and investment management practice areas, the Firm represents hedge funds (domestic and offshore) and other investment vehicles, portfolio managers, investment advisers and broker-dealers. Currently the firm represents over 200 funds managed by approximately 75 firms.

The primary objective of Cobb & Associates is to combine the legal expertise and high quality work product of a large law firm, with the service orientation and other advantages of a small law firm (with emphases on personalized service, responsiveness, cost competitiveness and accessibility). The Firm's principal believes that the unique legal and regulatory attributes of the alternative investment industry necessitate representation by highly specialized legal advisers with unusual skills and extensive industry experience. The Firmís founder and principal, Jeffrey Cobb, has over thirty yearsí experience in these areas as a partner with major New York City and Connecticut based law firms, and including ten years with his own predecessor firm. As a service provider, Mr. Cobb believes that its legal services can and should be delivered in a service-oriented manner, with each client's needs and priorities Ė from staffing of matters and response time to billing arrangements Ė being addressed on an individualized basis.

The Firm has a particular emphasis on startup managers, where Mr. Cobb endeavors to provide both legal assistance and business advice in all aspects of a fund launch, while providing a attractive cost structure. Unlike many law firms engaged in a hedge fund practice, Cobb & Associates is oriented towards providing not only startup formation services, but ongoing legal and regulatory compliance at reasonable rates.

Pursuant to the Firmís philosophy, Mr. Cobb believes in providing access to his services directly and to keep staffing expense to a minimum. He is currently assisted by a highly experienced senior paralegal, Megan Hogan, as a coordinated team. He intends to add additional experienced personnel as necessary, consistent with the Firmís objectives.

Cobb & Associates is committed to providing high quality, personalized legal representation as well as superior access and responsiveness, to its clientele, to understanding each client's business, needs and priorities, and to produce practical and effective solutions to client issues, while offering a highly competitive and efficient cost structure.

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