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Michael R Rosella

Partner, Corporate Department
New York
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY
United States

Fax: 1(212) 230-7745


Michael Rosella is a partner and Global Chair of the firm's Investment Management practice. Mr. Rosella resides in New York.  Mr. Rosella's experience and client base in the investment management area covers a broad spectrum. His practice reflects a diversified array of investment company structures, including representation of sponsors of unit investment trusts, mutual funds, closed-end funds, business development companies, exchange traded funds, and private investment vehicles. Mr. Rosella also regularly advises investment advisers and broker-dealers on the many issues that embrace those businesses from an asset management perspective. His practice emphasizes the formation of these investment vehicles as well as the various legal issues that are particular to the investment management industry.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • The Legal 500, Leading Lawyer for Investment Fund Formation & Management - Mutual/Registered/Exchange-Traded Funds (2021)

  • Chambers USA, Investment Funds: Registered Funds (2021)


  • Fordham University Law School, J.D., 1981

  • Hofstra University, B.B.A., 1978 (summa cum laude)

Speaking Engagements

  • Publishes, speaks and is quoted regularly on issues and topics affecting the investment management industry

  • Serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Investment Compliance


  • Advisory Board - Mutual Fund Directors Forum

  • Founding member of the committee on investment management regulation of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York

  • Serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Investment Compliance.

  • Director of the American Heart Association, New York City affiliate and is a member of its Leadership Committee

  • Served on the Board of the Fordham Law School Alumni Association and on its Dean's Advisory Committee

  • Served on the Board of Trustees of the Oratory Preparatory School in Summit, New Jersey where he also served on its Legal Committee

  • Serves on the Parents Leadership Council of Boston College

Recent Representations

  • Invesco

  • Morgan Stanley

  • Eaton Vance

  • Gabelli

  • Brookfield Investment Management

  • The Tocqueville Trust

  • Reich & Tang

  • Franklin Templeton

Practice Areas

Investment Management
Private Investment Funds
ESG & Impact
ESG Risk, Strategy, and Compliance
Impact Investing




New York Bar


Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 1981
Hofstra University, B.B.A. 1978

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