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Bilal H. Malik

Bilal  began his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) in the firm’s Audit-Assurance and Business Advisory Services group. After receiving his law degree, Mr. Malik obtained an LLM in Taxation from a nationally ranked program.

Bilal concentrates his practice on securities and taxation with a specific focus on representing private and registered investment companies; registered investment advisers of both U.S. and non-U.S. hedge/investment funds; international mutual funds; private equity and real estate syndicates; and commodity pools. Bilal’s extensive experience includes assisting advisers and sponsors with all aspects of entity structuring and organization and serving as chief compliance office for multiple hedge/investment funds and real estate syndicates. Bilal’s significant legal expertise and practical approach enable him to provide the highest quality representation to his diverse group of clients.

Bilal has also been featured in both national and regional publications, including Forbes and the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and is co-author of the Guardian RIA Law Report, a reference book for investment advisers.

Education
University of Denver, LLM Taxation Law

University of Denver, JD

Georgia Southern University, BS Political Science
Bar Admissions
Georgia

Marisa Stern

Marisa  received her J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law. While in law school, Marisa served as the Manuscripts Editor for The Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law and was the Firm and Alumni Relations Coordinator for the Wake Forest Law Pro Bono Board.

Prior to joining Malik, Marisa was an associate at an international tax-advisory firm. Marisa now concentrates her practice on taxation and securities with an emphasis on investment management. Marisa has also been featured in STEP Journal, an international publication for trust and estate practitioners.

Education
Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D.

University of Miami, B.A.
Memberships
Atlanta Bar Association
Bar Admissions
State Bar of California

Reid E. Buchanan

Reid  represents private investment companies, investment advisers, investment managers, portfolio companies, and startup companies. Reid advises clients on formation, structuring, compliance, financing, corporate governance, executive compensation, and commercial contracts.

Prior to joining Malik, Reid was a legal intern for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Investment Management. Also, Reid is co-author of the Guardian RIA Law Report, a reference book for investment advisers.

Education
Emory University School of Law, J.D., with honors

State University of New York at Albany, B.A., summa cum laude

Transactional Law and Skills Certificate
Memberships
Atlanta Bar Association

Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals

Emory Alumni Association

Bar Admissions
State Bar of Georgia
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Katherine “Kit” Jayne

Kit received her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law.  At Berkeley, she served as a Senior Editor of Ecology Law Quarterly’s Currents, an online publication focusing on pressing issues in environmental law.

Before joining Malik, Kit was a legal intern for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the agency’s San Francisco Regional Office, and practiced corporate law with a national law firm in its Bay Area office where she worked on a range of transactions, including private equity acquisitions, mergers, venture financings, securities fillings, and fund formations.  Her current practice focuses on securities law relevant to investment management, as well as private equity and venture capital.

Education
UC Berkeley School of Law, J.D.

Emory University, M.A. in Psychology

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, B.A., summa cum laude
Memberships
American Bar Association
Bar Admissions
State Bar of California