Practus, LLP & Auxana Inc. Form Strategic Partnership

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Virtual Law Firm Practus, LLP and Auxana Form A Strategic Partnership The partners aim to change the way traditional legal services are provided and how growing companies consume them. June 9, 2021 — John Lively, founder and Managing Partner at Practus, LLP, an enterprising virtual law firm, and Beth Lebowitz, founder and CEO of Auxana Inc., an innovative digital marketplace for business legal services, finalized their partnership … Read More

Practus Celebrates Continued Growth at Three-Year Mark

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Year 3: Right for the Times   Light the candles. Our three-year mark finds us celebrating steady growth and broad acceptance of the flexible and streamlined law firm model we launched back in 2018. From the very beginning, we’ve envisioned an arrangement that would allow partners to grow their business without the layers of bureaucracy often experienced at more traditional firms. … Read More

Alex Alberstadt’s Mutual Fund To ETF Interview On Nasdaq #TradeTalks

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Nasdaq #TradeTalks: Q&A with Financial Services Attorney Alex Alberstadt About The Video With the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing the first ever mutual fund to ETF (exchange traded fund) conversion on behalf of Guinness Atkinson Asset Management & SmartETFs, Practus Partner Alex Alberstadt speaks with Jill Malandrino of Nasdaq#TradeTalks​ about her monumental role in leading the transaction in this … Read More

Alexandra Alberstadt Discusses First Mutual Fund to ETF Conversion

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The First Ever Mutual Fund to ETF Conversion Has Been Accepted by the SEC  A Q&A With The Lead Attorney, Alexandra Alberstadt Practus, LLP, announced the effectiveness of certain filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that will allow for the first ever mutual fund to exchange-traded-fund (ETF) conversion on behalf of client Guinness Atkinson Asset Management and SmartETFs, its family of exchange-traded … Read More

The First Mutual Fund to ETF Conversion on Behalf of SmartETFs is Underway

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Innovative Merger of ETF and Mutal Fund Strategies

Practus, LLP Announces that the First Mutual Fund to ETF Conversion on Behalf of SmartETFs is Underway Innovative Merger of Fund Strategies Is a Milestone for the Asset Management Industry WASHINGTON, D.C., March 2, — Practus, LLP, a virtual law firm with an innovative approach to client service and cutting-edge legal work, today announced the effectiveness of certain filings with … Read More

Practus Attorneys Wrap Up 2020 With Several News Features

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Practus Partners Share Insight On Key Legal Topics Alex Alberstadt & Bob Elwood Quoted in the Financial Times & Ignites Article: Mutual Fund Conversions to ETFs Pose Challenge Publications: Financial Times &Ignites Author: David Isenberg Published: December 22, 2020 Featured Attorney: Alex Alberstadt, Bob Elwood Practus Partner, Alex Alberstadt,  and Practus Co-Founder, Bob Elwood, were both featured in a December 21st … Read More

Partner, John Grady’s Interview on NASDAQ Trade Talks

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Watch John Grady Share Legal Insights to NASDAQ Trade Talks John Grady on Alternative Investments, Semi-transparent ETFs & ESG funds Practus Partner, John Grady sits down with NASDAQ Trade Talks Global Markets Reporter, Jill Malandrino.  John discusses the latest developments impacting institutional and retail investors, including semi-transparent ETFs and ESG funds.  His experience as a lawyer and as a business … Read More

Pressure Mounts on SEC to Set Standards

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Pressure Mounts on SEC to Set Standards for “Environmental, Social, Governance” Corporate Disclosure and Fund Investment Styles What Can We Expect? Before I joined Practus LLP, I served for 18 years as in-house counsel to leading global firms in the chemical industry.  Over the years I was struck by the great number of products and technologies that were pitched as … Read More

Read Ethan Corey’s Article in the May edition of The Investment Lawyer

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The Investment Lawyer:  Covering Legal and Regulatory Issues of Asset Management Prospectus Delivery Obligations, Regulation Best Interest and the Buried Facts Doctrine: Has the SEC Changed the Time When Prospectuses Must Be Delivered? The SEC’s Regulation Best Interest will require a broker-dealer to provide a retail customer with information about the material fees and cost the customer will incur and … Read More

Practus Sees Tremendous Growth at Two-Year Mark

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Virtual law firm Practus sees tremendous growth at 2-year mark  At our two-year mark, Practus finds it’s positioned right for the times. What drove us from the very start was the idea of building the kind of law firm where everyone benefits – clients and attorneys. We’re proud of our successes two years in and we’re excited for what the … Read More