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Cary Meer
K&L Gates LLP
Ms. Meer is a partner in K&L Gates' Washington, D.C. office. Her principal areas of concentration are corporate, securities and commodities matters. In particular, she has focused her practice on private investment companies or hedge funds, negotiated mergers and acquisitions of operating companies as well as investment advisers and broker-dealers, derivatives and related areas.

Ms. Meer structures hedge funds as limited liability companies, limited partnerships, common trust funds and business trusts, and prepares disclosure documents and organizational documents for such entities. She also advises investment advisers, private fund managers and investment companies on compliance issues, including the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and whether their futures-related trading or advice brings them within the regulatory structure of the Commodity Exchange Act and, if so, with respect to their obligations under the regulations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the National Futures Association.

Ms. Meer also represents commercial enterprises and financial institutions with respect to public and private equity and debt financings, private fund offerings and strategic alliances, counsels clients regarding federal securities law disclosure matters (including annual and quarterly reports, press releases, proxy statements, derivatives transactions, and dealing with analysts) and other SEC compliance issues (for example, insider trading and short-swing profits issues), and structures employment arrangements and stock-based executive compensation programs.

Bar Admissions

* Bar of District of Columbia
* Bar of New York


* J.D., Harvard Law School (1982) (cum laude)
* B.S., University of Pennsylvania (1979) (summa cum laude)