About AdviserCounsel & Max

AdviserCounsel is a blog discussing issues relevant to the investment adviser community. While the focus is on issues pertinent to investment advisers to separate accounts (more specifically, wealth managers), this blog will address issues that extend to institutional managers, private fund managers, advisers to registered investment companies, and roboadvisers. AdviserCounsel is a compilation of the thoughts and analysis of Max Schatzow, an attorney with the law firm of Stark & Stark, PC. The content of AdviserCounsel does not necessarily reflect the expressions of Stark & Stark, PC or any of its clients.

Max advises investment advisers and broker-dealers on a range of financial regulatory matters. Max advises private investment vehicles, financial institutions, and other market participants on structure and operations, regulatory guidance and interpretation, investment adviser compliance and controls, and internal and regulatory investigations. He also advises these same entities through examinations, administrative proceedings, and enforcement actions. Max previously practiced law with one of the largest law firms in the world in its New York City office, where he advised investment advisers and broker-dealers on regulatory compliance.

Max spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Mary, and two children– Lillian and Daniel. From time to time, he likes to sneak out to play golf and ride his road bike.


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