Investment Advisor Clients:
Aristotle Capital Management
ASCENT Investment Management Company
BNP Paribas Asset Management
Bradford & Marzec
Convergent Fund Management
Enright Premier Wealth Advisors
Forepoint Asset Management
Four Corners Capital Management
Froley Revy Investment Management
Granite Investment Partners
Greenbelt Capital Management
Hillcrest Asset Management
Inflective Asset Management
ING Capital Advisors
JMG Capital Management
Metropolitan West Asset Management
Metropolitan West Capital Management
Metropolitan West Securities
Montelena Asset Management
Oakwood Capital Management
Reed Conner & Birdwell
Round Hill Asset Management
Seagate Global Advisors
Sidoxia Capital Management
SSI Investment Management
Waypoint Wealth Partners
Wedbush Asset Management
WESCAP Management Group
West Gate Horizons Advisors
Wilshire Associates Incorporated
Hedge Fund Clients:
Berylian Global Fund
Blue Sea Investments
Fridson Credit Strategies Fund
Greenbelt Opportunities Fund
Inflective Convertible Opportunity Fund
JMG Capital Partners
Leveraged Global Opportunity Fund
MAM Small Cap Fund
Meyerhoff Absolute Return Fund
Pacific Capital Management
Pelicanview Total Return Fund
Seagate ATR Kimeng Philippines Special Opportunities Fund
Seal Capital Offshore Fund
Slome Sidoxia Fund
Wedbush Opportunity Partners
Other Financial Services Clients:
Charter Atlantic Corporation
ECC Capital Corporation
Greenlight Financial Services
ING Financial Holdings Corp.
Macquarie Securities (USA)
High Net Worth Clients: Cohen/Mainzer serves as counsel to high net worth individuals and families in connection with their investment, real estate, general corporate, commercial and civil litigation matters.
The following are a few examples of representative engagements:
Four Corners Capital Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Macquarie Bank Ltd., the second largest bank in Australia – an SEC registered investment advisor specializing in managing portfolios of syndicated loans, with over $3 billion under management, to which we have provided legal services related to investment advisory, regulatory and compliance matters, formation and representation of hedge funds and other investment products; acted as counsel to the advisor in connection with the initial public offerings of two closed-end funds (FCM and FCT); and acted as co-counsel to the Collateral Manager in connection with a $300 million CLO offering.
Inflective Asset Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Aviva Capital Management, Inc., an SEC registered investment advisor which had over $1 billion of convertible securities under management, to which we provided legal services regarding regulatory matters, formation of domestic and off-shore hedge funds, listing of securities on the Irish Stock Exchange and general corporate matters.
ING Capital Advisors, LLC, an affiliate of ING Groep N.V. (from 1998 until its sale in 2005), to which we provided advice, on corporate and litigation matters, including assisting this SEC registered investment advisor with over $4 billion under management, with regulatory and compliance matters, formation and representation of hedge funds and other investment products, and representation of managed accounts including CLOs, CDOs and other structured products and special purpose vehicles. We served as litigation counsel in connection with complex litigation involving structured products and other matters. We also assisted the advisor in connection with legal matters involving several CLOs to which ING served as Collateral Manager or Investment Advisor.
ING Financial Holdings Corporation, an affiliate of ING Groep N.V. – advice in connection with the sale of investment advisory business with approximately $4 billion under management.
Reed Conner & Birdwell, LLC, a former subsidiary of City National Bank, and an SEC registered investment advisor managing approximately $4 billion of equity securities in private accounts, a mutual fund and hedge funds, to which we provide general corporate and regulatory advice.
Metropolitan West Securities, Inc., an SEC registered investment advisor to which we provided legal services related to corporate and regulatory matters. We also served as counsel to MetWest’s management in connection with Wachovia’s acquisition of this entity, which managed securities lending portfolios in excess of $60 billion.
West Gate Horizons Advisors, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor with approximately $2 billion of syndicated loans under management to which we provide advice related to investment advisory, regulatory compliance and general corporate matters, including acting as counsel to the Collateral Manager in connection with a $350 million CLO offering.
Construction Protective Services, a nation wide security company with over 3,500 employees engaged in nationwide operations in connection with corporate, real estate and finance matters and civil litigation.
Vagabond Inns – a regional motel chain operator and franchisor, to which we provide legal advice on real estate acquisition and finance matters, employment, general corporate matters and civil litigation.
High Net Worth Individuals: Cohen/Mainzer serves as counsel to high net worth individuals and families in connection with their investment, real estate, general corporate, commercial and civil litigation matters.
Recent Noteworthy Litigation: ECC Capital Corporation and Performance Credit Corp. (formerly Encore Credit Corp.) vs. Bear Stearns Residential Mortgage Corp. et. al, Theodore J. Cohen, Senior Partner, served as lead counsel for plaintiffs in this action by our clients against certain Bear Stearns affiliates brought in the United States District Court, Central District California (Case No. SACV07-0383). ECC was a California based originator of sub-prime mortgage loans and plaintiffs’ claims stemmed from the purchase by Bear Stearns Residential Mortgage Corporation in February 2007 of ECC’s mortgage origination business. The case resulted in a cash settlement of $15 million paid to our clients.