Clair E. Pagnano

Clair E. Pagnano Boston Massachussetts Partner Lawyer Investment Attorney K&L Gates LLP
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Clair Pagnano concentrates her practice on the representation of registered investment companies and their investment advisors. She regularly advises open and closed-end investment companies and their boards of directors on issues related to new fund development and launch, compliance and regulatory issues, including the implementation of new rules, fund mergers, liquidations, and restructuring transactions. Clair has extensive experience advising funds and advisers on closed-end fund matters. Through her representation of some of the largest closed-end fund sponsors, Clair has served as lead counsel on dozens of initial public offerings, preferred share offerings, leverage refinancing transactions, proxy contests, tender offers, mergers, liquidations and open-ending transactions. Clair has worked extensively representing advisers and funds with respect to the use of alternative investment strategies and asset classes. She also has experience working with alternative structures including closed-end interval fund and closed-end tender offer funds.

Clair also regularly advises on exemptive applications and no-action letter requests to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Clair also works closely with funds and advisers chief compliance officers on all aspects on compliance issues.

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