Theodore D. Edwards is an associate in the Financial Services Group. He counsels registered and private funds and fund managers in connection with organizational, offering, transactional, and compliance matters. He regularly works with a variety of different fund structures, including open-end and closed-end funds, private equity and hedge funds. He also counsels investment advisers on various matters, particularly with respect to registration and disclosure issues. Mr. Edwards has experience in investment company status issues under the Investment Company Act of 1940, particularly as they relate to private funds and secured lending transactions.