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James Jay S. Crenshaw focuses his practice on investment management subjects, in most cases forming funding advisers and private investment price range. Jay is experienced forming hedge funds, price range-of-budget, commodity swimming pools for 4.7 exempt CPOs, unmarried asset price range and private equity/actual property budget beneath numerous structures, such as stand on my own, master-feeder, side-by-aspect, multi-collection, and coverage committed fund systems. Jay advises price range domiciled within the United States and offshore, consisting of the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. The investment objectives of the funds he has cautioned range widely, ranging from long/quick, fee, constant-profits, small cap, commodity, the Forex market, institutional cash management, and black-box…
James Jay S. Crenshaw focuses his practice on funding control topics, by and large forming investment advisers and private funding price range. Jay is skilled forming hedge budget, funds-of-finances, commodity pools for four.7 exempt CPOs, unmarried asset budget and personal equity/real property funds underneath various systems, which include stand alone, grasp-feeder, facet-by way of-side, multi-series, and coverage committed fund systems. Jay advises finances domiciled inside the United States and offshore, together with the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. The funding goals of the budget he has counseled range widely, ranging from lengthy/quick, fee, constant-income, small cap, commodity, Forex, institutional cash control, and black-field automated buying and selling techniques to arbitrage, multi-manager, credit, mortgage, by-product, non-U.S. investment, and oil and gasoline royalty strategies, amongst many others.

Jay assists customers in drafting and reviewing all documents associated with fund formation, which include imparting memorandums, operating agreements, subscription files, funding control agreements, sub-advisory agreements, placement agent agreements, project agreements, flipbooks and advertising substances, overall performance presentations, aspect letters, administration agreements, prime brokerage agreements, and investor communications and sees eye to eye. Jay also advises non-public funds on associated fund formation and operational problems which includes phase three(c)(1) and three(c)(7) glance through analysis (such as horizontal / vertical integration) and compliance underneath the Investment Company Act of 1940, SEC filings, country blue sky compliance, entity selection, the choice of carrier companies, rate systems, AML, CPO and CTA exemptions and 4.7 lite-touch registrations with the CFTC, soft dollar practices and compliance with the 28(e) secure harbor, Form 13F filings, Form 13H filings, fund mergers and collapses, compliance with FINRA Rules 5130 and 5131 whilst shopping new troubles, ERISA concerns (i.e. plan asset issues and QPAM exemptions), and positive tax considerations (e.g. UBTI, 475(f) elections, and many others.).

Jay assists customers with registrations and exemptions under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, along with ERA filings and full Form ADV filings. Jay also assists investment advisers on different enterprise topics, such as Advisers Act compliance problems (e.g. Custody Rule, Advertising, Solicitation, and so on.), working agreements, one by one managed account agreements, solicitation agreements, compliance guide rules (e.g. sales, insider trading, confidentiality, and so on.), CTA exemptions, overall performance and composite disclaimers, and website disclaimers.

Jay additionally assists extremely-massive institutional customers at the drafting and negotiation of aspect letters re: substantial investments in hedge price range and private equity price range.

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Author, Overview of U.S. Regulatory Initiatives Potentially Impacting the Cayman Investment Funds Industry, Horizons mag, July/August 2009
•Author, Hedge Funds: Regulatory, Tax and Organizational Considerations, 18 Fla. J. Int'l L. 359, April 2006

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

04.27.17 Greenberg Traurig Co-Sponsors Edgewood Ranch Endowment Golf Tournament, Raises Nearly $70,000


09.19.14 CFTC Removes Big Obstacle to Hedge Fund Advertising


•Law Clerk, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C., Division of Investment Management, Summer 2004

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Practise Areas

  • Investment Funds
  • Corporate
  • Financial Regulatory & Compliance
  • Banking & Financial Services
Law Firm Position


Admission Info

Admitted in 2005, Florida

Start on the Faculty of Law
University of Florida Levin College of Law

Class of 2005
cum laude, Senior Articles Editor and Board Member, Florida Journal of Internal Law

University Attended

University of Florida
Class of 2000
with high honors

Birth Date and City

Born in 1976
Manchester, Connecticut, November five, 1976

Associations & Memberships

Professional & Community Involvement

•Chairman, Edgewood Ranch Endowment, Inc., Board of Trustees

Representative Cases
Experience: Internship: Law Clerk, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C., Division of Investment Management, Summer 2004

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450 South Orange Avenue, Suite 650
Orlando, FL  32801

James "Jay" S. Crenshaw

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