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Michael Scales advises fund manager and investor clients on all aspects of their businesses, including the structuring, formation, regulatory compliance, and operation of a variety of private investment funds.
He represents clients in drafting and negotiating a broad array of commercial agreements, including investment banking and financial advisor engagements and vendor and licensing agreements. He also advises on anti-money laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC), and other regulatory compliance requirements and documentation in connection with client onboarding processes with various financial institutions.
In addition, Michael counsels clients with respect to alternative data and related compliance issues by conducting systematic due diligence and related contract negotiations in connection with the onboarding and renewal of alternative data vendors.
After law school, Michael clerked for the Hon. Joseph L. Yannotti, P.J.A.D., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.