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Hoff, Cheri L.
Cheri L. Hoff
P: +1.212.508.6175
F: +1.212.938.3875

Jennifer Kirby-Wyllie


Cheri Hoff leads the firm's private funds practice. Her practice focuses on providing advice to private investment funds, investors and advisers. Cheri forms and represents private funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, funds of funds, and hybrid funds, with diverse strategies and structures. She handles a variety of regulatory and transactional matters for private investment funds and investment advisers. Cheri has experience providing regulatory advice to registered investment advisors regarding compliance with various aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act and the Investment Advisers Act. She provides operational, restructuring and related advice to her fund clients. In addition, she advises investment advisor clients on SEC and state registration and exemptions. Cheri also creates, implements and audits compliance policies and procedures. She is active in asset management mergers and acquisitions and has provided advice on a variety or transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, majority and minority stake investments and lift-outs of management teams. In addition, she supports the white collar and enforcement group on various SEC related matters and routinely speaks to fund principals and employees on topics such as insider trading and cybersecurity.

In addition to her work dealing with investment management, Cheri also works on general corporate and securities matters.

Publications and Speeches

"Women in Finance," Texas Wall Street Women, Houston, Texas, July 17, 2014.

"The Importance of International Insolvency Laws in Living Wills Under Dodd-Frank," Thomson Reuters, February 22, 2012.

Connecticut Welcomes You! Federal Financial Regulatory Reform Restores Connecticut’s Authority Over Hedge Fund Advisers," The Hedge Fund Law Report, July 30, 2010.

"Volker Rule: Implications of the Volcker Rule - Managing Hedge Fund Affiliations with Banks," The Hedge Fund Law Report, March 11, 2010.

"Regulating The Business Of Private Fund Advisers," Law360, November 16, 2009.

"Leveling The Playing Field? House Committee Approves SEC Registration For Some Private Fund Advisers, Exempts Others," FINalternatives, November 3, 2009.


J.D., New England School of Law, 1992
B.A., Eastern Kentucky University, 1989

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
100 Women in Hedge Funds
International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
Women’s Investment Management Forum


Chambers & Partners, Chambers USA, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds, 2015-2016; Investment Funds: Private Equity (Fund Formation), 2015
Legalease, The Legal 500 United States, Investment Fund Formation and Management: Alternative/Hedge Funds, 2012-2016