George T. Lee III
Area(s) of Expertise
George Lee, a partner in Gardere's Corporate Practice Group, focuses his practice on the representation of leading investment advisers, hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds and family offices. His practice includes advising clients on forming, structuring and launching their businesses. Mr. Lee also represents clients in connection with registration, compliance and regulatory examinations before state and federal regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Prior to joining Gardere, Mr. Lee was a partner and co-founder of Lee & Stone LLP. He has also served as general counsel to a leading Texas activist hedge fund in Dallas. Mr. Lee previously practiced law in New York, Dallas and Houston for several international law firms, including:
While at these firms, Mr. Lee represented private funds and public corporations in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, as well as securities and regulatory compliance, including Sarbanes Oxley compliance.
Mr. Lee is a frequent lecturer and author of numerous articles on securities law regulation and compliance. He has also worked with state and federal regulators on proposed rulemaking and was instrumental in helping shape the SEC’s “Family Office Exception” to regulation under the Dodd-Frank Act and the private fund advisers exemption under Texas law.
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