We are very proud of what our clients think of us.

 

We have used Kaiser to handle trademarks, create shareholder agreements, and advise on contract disputes, amongst other things. Simply put, you cannot find a more eloquent, intelligent, and personable attorney, who is so well versed in all matters business.

David Ricciardi

Founder/CEO, Proximo Consulting

Simon provided all of our legal work in forming an equities, futures and forex focused hedge fund and registering its manager as a Commodity Pool Operator with the NFA and as a Registered Investment Adviser in Washington D.C. During that process, Simon successfully and efficiently quarterbacked numerous and simultaneous issues with multiple regulating entities and guided me through my own requirements and preparation. I never had a question go unanswered or had a call go unreturned. I was thrilled to use Simon and would highly recommend him to others starting an investment firm.

Brian Quintenz

Founder and Managing Principal, Saeculum Capital Management, LLC

We used Simon Riveles to form our Long/Short Hedge Fund in the summer of 2013 and he serves as ongoing fund legal counsel. Simon is a dedicated professional and a pleasure to work with. He’s extremely responsive and highly efficient with a solid base of hedge fund‐specific legal expertise. We highly recommend Simon.

Howard Rosencrans & Brian Warner

Principals & Co‐CIOs, Performing Capital Advisors, LLC

Kaiser has been with Cipher since the beginning. He’s helped us with the full gamut of issues and opportunities that a growing Health Information Technology company runs into. After 4 years of being our general counsel his combination of integrity and great results has never wavered. Happy to be a glowing reference for Kaiser.

Randy Cheung

Founder/CEO, Cipherhealth LLC

After interviewing several legal firms to assist me in establishing a hedge fund and investment advisor legal structure I selected Simon Riveles and have been very happy with his work. I am based in Hawaii and although Simon had not previously established an investment advisor in Hawaii he did so with a high level of professionalism and diligence. In addition, Simon provided wise and helpful counsel as to how best my establish my hedge fund/investment advisor legal structure and did so in a cost effective manner as well. In short, I would highly recommend Simon Riveles for your legal needs. M. Eoin Mast

Founder/Managing Member, Mast Funds, LLC

I worked with Simon Riveles during the autumn of 2013 to structure a small, equity‐focused hedge fund for friends and family investors. After speaking with several law firms that provided structuring services, his seemed to provide the strongest value relative to the fees involved. I greatly appreciated his advice on the advantages of various incorporation locations and his contacts for additional fund‐related service providers were invaluable. Always timely with document turnaround and available for any questions I had, I look forward to working with Simon in the future as my firm grows. Matt Melchione

Valore Fund, LP

I can’t recommend Kaiser highly enough. Our company has relied on Kaiser for 2 years now and he has consistently delivered high-quality work in a timely manner. As a young company, we’ve relied on him for solutions to all kinds of issues ranging from simple NDAs to complicated partnership agreements involving nuanced non-competes. Kaiser is the kind of attorney who understands that the legal work needs to be a servant to the business goals and not the other way around. He’s experienced enough to have a number of options in his toolkit, and as an effective listener and communicator, he can work through the implications of each with me so we can choose the right path forward. Kaiser is also a pleasure to work with on an interpersonal level. Having my counsel not be a pain in the butt matters to me when the pressure is running high and we need to figure out how to thread the needle on a difficult deal. In general, Kaiser is the kind of attorney every small and medium sized business wishes they had.

Andrew Greenblatt

President and Founder, BeneStream, Inc.

After forming Houndstooth Capital Partners in 2013, Simon Riveles has been instrumental in providing ongoing compliance and legal advisory services to the fund and its general partner in connection with the general partner’s registration as an investment adviser in the State of Texas and in connection with the variety of regulatory matters including engaging a third party marketer. We have been very happy with the service provided by Simon and intend to use his firm as our counsel going forward. Lincoln Edwards

Houndstooth Capital Partners, LLC

I am writing today to provide my full endorsement for Simon Riveles. Simon drafted the operating agreement for Black Raven Investments, LLC. The operating agreement was not entirely straightforward in that it required quite a few unique clauses to accommodate my primary investor. Despite the complexity of the agreement, however, Simon was very responsive and provided a first draft quickly and within our agreed upon budget. Throughout the entire engagement, Simon was professional, courteous, and reliable. I will most definitely use Simon Riveles for my future legal needs and would highly recommend his firm to others. James S. Hall

Black Raven Investments, LLC

Simon Riveles helped us establish a hedge fund. His work has always been prompt and accurate. Work that we needed on a rush basis has always been attended to in a timely manner. In the same way, email response is rapid. We are delighted with our interaction with the firm and look forward to a long lasting relationship. Peter Sebel

PhD MBA, Gatehurst Capital Partners, LP

 

I hired Simon Riveles to update my fund documents and issue new offering documents. Simon completed all of the legal work and assisted me in fulfilling all of the legal requirements (and there are many) for structuring and opening the New Horizons Hedge Fund. Simon’s hard and dedicated work has culminated in the fund recently celebrating a successful first anniversary. From the beginning of our relationship he handled or personally guided me through every procedure including the preparation of my PPM assuring my 100% compliance with every rule and regulation.

It is my privilege and pleasure to recommend Simon to anyone considering opening a hedge fund, or to anyone currently operating a hedge fund, who needs any type of legal advice or assistance. Simon is extremely generous with his time and is as knowledgeable if not more, regarding hedge fund law as anyone out there.

Derek Radzikowski

RAD Capital Management, LLC

We started working with Kaiser when I initially formed the company; about 5 years ago. Kaiser drafted our initial Operating Agreement and Corporate filings. Over the years he has managed all of our legal affairs, including contracts, ownership adjustments, labor agreements, etc. Having Kaiser on the team is akin to having an in-house legal counsel. He makes himself available and is always willing to take time to give advice. His communication skills are exemplary; most valuable is his ability to cut-through legal jargon and break down complex legal issues into terms that relate to a (time and money strapped) business owner. All in all, working with Kaiser has made me a better and shrewder businessman.

Rhys Powell

Founder/CEO, Red Rabit LLC

Navigating the Hedge Fund formation process was made immensely less daunting, due to the unrivaled attitude and strongly dedicated work ethic of Simon Riveles. We retained Simon when assembling our flagship Vertice Velocity Fund, LP during fiscal 2013. We can stand firmly behind Simon’s commitment through all conditions. He is extremely giving of his time, and is unwaveringly dedicated. Simon will continue to represent us as on‐going legal counsel of The Fund, in addition to the General Partnership. Simon Riveles comes to you as highly recommended on many fronts.

John J. Cioffi, III

Chief Executive Officer, Vertice Capital Advisors, LLC

Simon provided the hand‐holding and guidance necessary for us to be comfortable throughout the start‐up phase. During our engagement, Simon was extremely responsive and acted as a valued partner when we evaluated various alternatives. We could not be happier and more pleased with his performance and professionalism. Zvi Rhine

Managing Member, Sabra Capital Partners, LLC

Simon Riveles formed the corporate structure for my specialty finance fund, with onshore and BVI entities, and serves as its onshore counsel. Simon’s attentiveness, knowledge and experience has provided the fund with superior legal service at a reasonable cost. I would highly recommend Simon and his firm to new and established asset managers. John Hanratty

Senior Managing Director, Ebury Street Capital LLC

We recently used Simon to start our domestic hedge fund during the year‐end holidays of 2013, and not only did he take care of all the documents in a timely fashion, but he provided incredibly quick turnaround times on our comments and amendments throughout the holidays in order to ensure we could launch in early January. Working with Simon was easy, and he was able to accommodate all of our atypical requests to make the documents more investor‐friendly than industry standards. We’ll definitely be using Simon for all of our future needs. Steven Wood

CFA, Managing Member, GreenWood Investors LLC

After interviewing several law firms for our hedge fund formation, we decided to go with Simon Riveles. We are extremely pleased we made that decision. Simon is not only knowledgeable, efficient, and professional, but also extremely patient in explaining the process. The paperwork was taken care of in just a few weeks and in a cost effective manner. Looking forward to working with Simon Riveles as the firm progresses. Asif Merchant

Pinemont Capital, LP

I recently worked with Simon Riveles to form a domestic long/short equity fund and based on my experience with Simon, I would highly recommend his law firm to prospective start‐up managers. Simon was always quick to respond to calls and emails, was knowledgeable about the subject matter, and produced high‐quality work that both my administrator and auditor recognized. Simon has been a pleasure to work with, and I continue to use his firm for ongoing legal work. Shakya Harish

Founder, Honeygo Capital Advisors LLC

I’ve had the pleasure of working with and knowing Kaiser for over a decade.  His counsel has proven invaluable time and time again.  Most recently, he oversaw a complex transaction for my company – without having him at the helm, most of the involved parties feel the deal would’ve fallen apart.  The combination of pragmatism, his knowledge and creativity in deal making, and a deep knowledge of the law allowed the deal to be completed.  As a company that is backed by private equity and interfaces with many other private equity backed companies, Kaiser is an invaluable asset to us.

Robert Ogden Barnum

Co-Founder, Fortitude International

After a lengthy interview process we chose Simon Riveles to form our Long/Short hedge fund towards the end of 2013 with the hope of launching January 1, 2014. Simon was extremely efficient and thorough and while we thought it might be a stretch to launch on January 1st, all documents were completed and revised with time to spare. Throughout the formation process Simon was generous with his time and always available to provide advice on short notice. Simon knows the formation process inside and out and is a great resource. I would recommend Simon and his work without any hesitation and am very happy with the decision to retain his firm for fund formation and legal counsel. Peter Butkus

Managing Member, Darlington Capital Management