Bill Belitsky is of counsel in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. He concentrates his practice in the area of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and related securities and corporate laws. Mr. Belitsky has extensive experience in representing numerous sponsors of unit investment trusts having all types of portfolios, including municipal and corporate bonds, equities, government securities, preferred stocks, real estate investment trusts, shares of other investment companies, and derivatives. His representation of unit investment trusts and their sponsors entails counseling on matters regarding their organization, frequent correspondence with the staff of the SEC, federal and state registration, primary and secondary market offerings, advertising, and continuing compliance obligations. Mr. Belitsky has also served as counsel to various mutual funds, money market funds, and exchange-traded funds.
In addition, Bill serves as a pro bono coordinator for the firm, advising numerous organizations on their formation and qualification as section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entities. Also, Bill has represented several Holocaust survivors who have been successful in receiving pension benefits for work done in Nazi ghettos.
Mr. Belitsky earned a B.A. in Economics from New York University in 2001 and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2006. During law school, he was the recipient of the “2006 John D. Feerick Award” for excellence in the field of alternative dispute resolution. He also was named “Regional ABA Negotiation Competition Champion” in 2004. Since 2009, Mr. Belitsky has served as an Adjunct Professor for the Alternative Dispute Resolution class at Fordham University School of Law.
Gabelli Multimedia Trust Closes Series G Cumulative Preferred Stock Offering
December 24, 2019
Eaton Vance Distributors Launches Suite of First Unit Investment Trusts
November 10, 2015
PH COVID-19 Client Alert Series: Regulatory and Practical Issues Facing Registered Investment Companies and Investment Advisers
March 17, 2020
SEC Proposes to Modernize Regulation of the Use of Derivatives by Registered Investment Companies
December 09, 2019
SEC Proposes to Modernize the Advertising and Cash Solicitation Rules for Investment Advisers
November 25, 2019
SEC Adopts Long-Awaited "ETF Rule"
October 02, 2019
SEC Publishes New Proxy Voting Guidance
August 27, 2019
SEC Adopts Amendments to Auditor Independence Rule
June 24, 2019
SEC Adopts Rules & Interpretive Guidance Designed to Enhance and Clarify the Obligations of Financial Professionals
June 13, 2019
SEC Proposes Rule Designed to Permit Certain ETFs to Operate Without an Exemptive Order and Adopts Amendments to the Liquidity Rule
July 02, 2018
SEC Proposes Comprehensive Rule Governing Use of Derivatives by Investment Companies
December 23, 2015
SEC Proposes Sweeping New Liquidity Risk Management Rules for Mutual Funds and ETFs
October 08, 2015
SEC Charges Investment Adviser and Mutual Fund Board Members with Failures in 15(C) Advisory Contract Approval Process
June 29, 2015
SEC Proposes Rules to Enhance Reporting by Investment Companies and Investment Advisers
June 08, 2015