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George P. Attisano

Counsel
+1.212.536.4816
Fax +1.212.536.3901
George Attisano is counsel in the firm’s Boston office. His practice focuses on a wide variety of issues under the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act, and fund-related issues under the Securities Act and Exchange Act, as well as NYSE and FINRA regulation. Mr. Attisano has extensive experience with fund reorganizations and liquidations. He assists registered fund clients in preparing a wide variety of SEC disclosure filings, including registration statements and supplements, proxy statements, information statements, shareholder reports and XBRL filings. He has provided advice on fund governance, including annual questionnaires and interested person issues. Mr. Attisano has participated in fund board meetings as fund counsel and as independent trustee counsel. He has advised funds and investment advisers on developing new products and in connection with SEC staff examinations, preparing responses to SEC inquiries and addressing issues raised in SEC staff deficiency letters.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Attisano practiced as a special counsel in a New York law firm and as in-house counsel to a financial services firm, where he coordinated legal services to a group of mutual funds operating under a “manager of managers” exemptive order.  He also has experience in the financial industry as a foreign debt trader.

Publications

  • "Fund Reorganizations,“ PLI's "Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds Regulation" Treatise (July 2013)
  • “An Overview of Fund Reorganizations,” The Investment Lawyer (March 2012)
  • “Investment Company Board Oversight of Subadvised Relationships,” The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation (March 5, 2008)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Sub-Advised Funds Compliance Workshop,” panelist, Financial Research Associates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October 2012)
  • “Fund Manufacturer and Subadviser Monitoring and Compliance,” webinar panelist, Financial Research Associates (March 2008)
  • “Mastering Compliance for Sub-Advised Funds,” panelist, Financial Research Associates, New York, New York (January 2008).
  • “Mastering Compliance for Sub-Advised Funds,” chair and panelist, Financial Research Associates, Boston, Massachusetts (July 2007).
  • “Best Execution Webinar,” Webinar panelist, Financial Research Associates (April 2007)
  • “Soft Dollar Practices Forum,” panelist, Institute for International Research, New York, New York (March 2006).
  • “Best Execution Conference,” panelist, Financial Research Associates, New York, New York (February 2006).
  • “Annual Compliance Review for Investment Advisers,” panelist, Financial Research Associates, New York, New York (December 2005).