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Neal Gerber Eisenberg Adds Wesley Nissen as Partner in Corporate & Securities Group

By on March 6, 2018 in Announcements

Neal Gerber Eisenberg (NGE) has added partner Wesley “Wes” Nissen to its Corporate & Securities practice group. He previously was partner and chair of the financial services practice group at DLA Piper.

In a release, the firm said Nissen works with asset managers, single-family offices, multifamily offices, and proprietary trading firms on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and raising venture capital. A certified public accountant, he works with registration, regulation, and compliance for securities and commodities, guides them in the formation of private investment funds and hedge funds and has been involved in a number of significant domestic and international merger and acquisition transactions in the financial services industry.

“Adding Wes to Neal Gerber Eisenberg will greatly benefit and complement our firm’s fund formation and private equity business within our Corporate & Securities practice,” said David S. Stone, Chair of the firm’s Corporate & Securities group and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. “His ability to navigate the structural and regulatory issues that private funds and hedge funds face will significantly expand the depth and breadth of our capabilities for our hedge fund, private equity and family office clients.”

“Wes is an excellent addition to NGE with his extensive experience advising financial services and family office clients,” added Managing Partner Scott J. Fisher. “He enhances both the breadth and depth of services we can provide our clients.”

An Illinois native, Nissen received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law. He was recognized in 2017 by Illinois Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year,” a peer-review award, in the category Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law.