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Hoff, Cheri L.
Cheri L. Hoff
P: +1.212.508.6175
F: +1.212.938.3875

Jennifer Kirby-Wyllie


Cheri Hoff is a partner in the firm's Corporate and Securities section. Her practice focuses on providing advice to private investment funds, investors and advisers. Ms. Hoff forms and represents private funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, funds of funds, and hybrid funds, with diverse strategies and structures. She handles a variety of regulatory and transactional matters for private investment funds and investment advisers. Ms. Hoff has experience providing regulatory advice to registered investment advisors regarding compliance with various aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act and the Investment Advisors Act. She provides operational, restructuring and related advice to her fund clients. In addition, she advises clients on SEC and state registration and exemptions. Ms. Hoff also creates, implements and audits compliance policies and procedures. She is active in asset management mergers and acquisitions. In addition, she supports the white collar and enforcement group on various SEC related matters.

Ms. Hoff has represented companies in complex business reorganizations and restructurings, including workouts, Chapter 11 filings, and merger and acquisition transactions involving distressed companies. Ms. Hoff has advised debtors, creditors, sellers, purchasers and other parties in interest in all stages of restructuring transactions. She has advised clients in numerous industries, including telecommunications, health care, airline, technology, automotive, retail and broadcasting. Additionally, she has advised special situation investment firms on investments and acquisitions. Moreover, Ms. Hoff has advised officers and directors of companies involved in financial restructurings on corporate governance and fiduciary duties.

In addition to her work dealing with investment management and financial restructuring, Ms. Hoff also works on general corporate and securities matters.

Publications and Speeches

"Women in Finance," Texas Wall Street Women, Houston, Texas, July 17, 2014.

"The Importance of International Insolvency Laws in Living Wills Under Dodd-Frank," Thomson Reuters, February 22, 2012.

Connecticut Welcomes You! Federal Financial Regulatory Reform Restores Connecticut’s Authority Over Hedge Fund Advisers," The Hedge Fund Law Report, July 30, 2010.

"Volker Rule: Implications of the Volcker Rule - Managing Hedge Fund Affiliations with Banks," The Hedge Fund Law Report, March 11, 2010.

"Regulating The Business Of Private Fund Advisers," Law360, November 16, 2009.

"Leveling The Playing Field? House Committee Approves SEC Registration For Some Private Fund Advisers, Exempts Others," FINalternatives, November 3, 2009.


J.D., New England School of Law, 1992
B.A., Eastern Kentucky University, 1989

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
100 Women in Hedge Funds
International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
Women’s Investment Management Forum 


Legalease, The Legal 500 United States, Alternative/Hedge Funds, 2012-2014