Kilpatrick Townsend Adds Prominent Funds/Specialty Finance Partner to Growing Investment Management & Broker-Dealer Team

Steven Huttler Joins Firm’s New York Office

NEW YORK (May 15) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Steven Huttler has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner on its well-recognized Investment Management & Broker-Dealer Team (IM/BD). He was previously a partner at Sadis & Goldberg in the Investment Funds & Corporate Law Groups. 

“Steven’s extensive knowledge brings a level of expertise to the Investment Management & Broker-Dealer Team that will enhance our service to national and international clients,” said Jeffrey Skinner, Kilpatrick Townsend Investment Management & Broker-Dealer Team Chair. “He will play a key role in expanding the firm’s reach into the New York IM/BD market and beyond. Steven’s shared ‘team-first’ philosophy and experience with private fund management give him a deep understanding of our approach to service, making him a highly valuable asset to our team. We are excited to have Steven join the firm.”

Mr. Huttler’s practice area is primarily focused on private investment funds, with an emphasis on international funds and related cross-border structures, specialty finance, family offices, and hybrid and unique investment assets, structures, and sectors. He has advised pooled investment vehicles on a wide array of securities and regulatory matters, including securities offerings, matters related to registered and unregistered investment companies, sophisticated structuring of investment funds and other related matters. Mr. Huttler also has significant experience in advising international managers on offering funds to U.S. investors, and in advising U.S. managers on offerings to non-U.S. persons and to a plethora of offshore jurisdictions. His focus on “alternative investment assets” and structures has included private investment funds that invest in litigation financing, structured settlements, airline assets, entertainment finance, water rights, and a wide variety of other fixed-income instruments; private funds wrapped by insurance products; and many other domestic and cross-border bespoke and complex private fund assets and private fund structures.

I am honored to add my national and international experience to an already deep bench of expertise on Kilpatrick Townsend’s IM/BD Team,” said Steven Huttler. “The firm’s full-service IM/BD practice has an outstanding reputation and provides a strong commitment and philosophy to collaboration which is key in serving clients at the highest level. I look forward to working with the firm’s exceptional attorneys and clients, not only in New York, but across the firm.”

In the past two decades, Mr. Huttler has developed a unique and sophisticated practice in developing tailored investment structures for non-traditional asset classes, sometimes referred to as “alternative alternatives.” Such assets have included life settlements and other mortality and longevity assets, structured settlements, annuities, other insurance products and insurance-linked securities, specialized private lending for movie, television production and video game companies, specialized factoring businesses and other specialized lending. A particular area of focus has been litigation finance assets, such as those that are pre-settlement, post-settlement, personal injury, mass-tort, commercial, appellate, financial industry and intellectual property litigation.

In recent years, Mr. Huttler has served as corporate counsel to many private investment funds and partnerships, including those based in the U.S. and in offshore jurisdictions, such as the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Ireland, Luxembourg, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Cyprus, Mauritius, United Kingdom, Austria, India, and Gibraltar.

Mr. Huttler earned his J.D. from Columbia Law, with honors, where he was a Stone Scholar, and earned his B.S. from Yeshiva University. He is also an ordained rabbi having received his degree from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Mr. Huttler is a sought-after thought leader having spoken at numerous legal industry events, conferences, and seminars. He has been a candidate for public office and participates in political, trade and investment organizations for many of the industries in which his fund manager clients have been active. 

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