Our Team

Practus is comprised of talented attorneys who hail from some of the most prestigious law firms across the continent. Lawyers who join our team are part of a new generation of attorneys who believe it’s time to change the old, inefficient ways of practicing law to focus on what is most important: our clients’ needs.

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Tina H. Bloom
Partner
Phone(513) 708-6391

Tina concentrates on mutual fund startups and reorganizations. She has more than two decades of experience working with mutual fund boards, advisers, administrators, and transfer agents in the investment management industry.

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Wade Bridge
Partner
Phone(513) 304-5605

Wade draws on his experience with regulatory, compliance, and corporate governance to assist clients with corporate securities investment management, mergers and acquisitions, and broker-dealer regulation.

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Ethan Corey
Partner
Phone(301) 580-6489

With over 20 years of experience as an investment management lawyer, Ethan has deep knowledge and expertise in distribution issues as well as 1940 Act and Advisers Act issues, and FINRA rules.

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Steven G. Cravath
Partner
Phone(240) 338-2220

A nationally known Investment Company Act lawyer, Steve’s breadth of experience covers all aspects of the mutual fund industry, including fund counsel, independent board counsel, compliance, and fund mergers.

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Shawn Daniels
Chief Technology Officer
Phone(913) 543-3563

Shawn’s passion for smart technology solutions, like our pioneering cloud-based document management system, help keep our attorneys and staff efficient and agile.

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Robert Elwood
Partner and Co-Founder
Phone(484) 477-2729

A trusted advisor, Bob has a knack for explaining complex subjects in a way that allows clients to make wise decisions. He specializes in investment management, business transactions, real estate, and corporate taxation.

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John Grady
Partner
Phone(484) 730-8535

John advises SEC-registered fund companies, including ETFs, interval funds and open-end funds, as well as REITs, BDCs and other funds.  He has led the development of new investment products, and helps clients with cross-border, marketing and acquisition issues.

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Robert Hebron
Partner
Phone(201) 960-4015

For over 30+ years, Bob has developed a thorough knowledge of state insurance law, regulation, and how to maximize the top and bottom line contributions of a life insurer’s business units.

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Andrew Heger
Partner
Phone(626) 215-4441

Andy specializes in employment law, general litigation, and estate planning. He has extensive experience with employment-related investigations, executive compensation issues, as well as litigation and trial of discrimination and harassment claims.

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Bo James Howell
Partner
Phone(509) 279-8202

Bo’s passion for product and business development has carried over into his practice, where he focuses primarily on registered investment companies, other investment products, and registered investment advisers.

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Sheri Huesman
Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner
Phone(864) 641-1152

Sheri is a master at producing quarterly board books, overseeing Edgar and IARD filings, and other administrative duties in support of our team.

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Courtney Jones
Chief Financial Officer
Phone(913) 945-4950

Courtney’s focus is on managing our back office to exceed the expectations of our clients, attorneys, and professional staff.

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Danielle Kulp
Paralegal
Phone(610) 505-4526

Well versed in compliance policies and procedures for mutual funds and closed-end fund clients, Danielle is a top-notch paralegal who assists our attorneys with legal and compliance matters.

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Soledad Lamas
Counsel
Phone+011 (153) 698-9597

Focusing on corporate tax, Sole is closely involved in all client matters handled out of our Argentina office. With over 10 years of experience in commercial, regulatory and tax law, she is very involved in our growing international real estate practice.

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Christopher J. Lange
Partner
Phone(804) 248-8701

Chris focuses on corporate and securities law, serving as the outside general counsel to clients. He provides practical legal and business advice to owners and executives on financings, strategic investments, change of control transactions, governance issues, contracts and executive employment agreements.

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John H. Lively
Managing Partner and Founder
Phone(913) 660-0778

John’s forte is helping to guide his clients in the creation of cost-effective business solutions. He represents investment advisers, mutual funds, and private funds.

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Brittany Malyn
Director of Finance
Phone(913) 945-4950

A CPA, Brittany manages all of our billing and receivables and is our go-to person for anything relating to accounting and your business.

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Debbie Mills
Paralegal
Phone(252) 883-8219

As a paralegal, Debbie regularly assists the firm with the preparation and maintenance of registration statements, board resolutions, and other key legal documents.

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Kirk A. Montgomery
Partner
Phone (770) 630-1997

Kirk’s expertise is in private placements, private equity transactions, broker dealers, corporate legal and compliance and regulatory and governance matters, specializing in public securities offerings, joint ventures, registered investment advisors, family offices and ongoing securities compliance.

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Amy Nathanson
Executive Asst. to the Co-Founder
Phone(646) 574-7834

With over 20 years of experience in operations and accounting Amy works closely with Bob Elwood on billing, client development, scheduling and various other tasks to support his practice.

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Jorge O’Reilly
Partner
Phone+549 (114) 439-6120

With vast experience in real estate and renewable energy, Jorge’s expertise is in mergers and acquisitions, international business, and representing foreign investors with respect to projects in Argentina.

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Rick Pasquier
Partner
Phone(215) 510-3459

Rick’s experience as general counsel has helped his clients exceed their goals navigating complex issues including business transactions, commercial contracts, litigation, compliance, regulatory affairs, human resources, and labor matters.

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John Ramírez
Partner
Phone(917) 805-1818

John has been providing business, legal, regulatory, and strategic advice to clients for twenty years. He has assisted in over $1 billion in transactions, including public and private offerings, mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations.

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Stephanie Recupero
Director of Partnership Growth
Phone(240) 206-6027

Stephanie has over 20 years of experience in developing brands, strategic planning, and building business relationships. She is the person to talk to if you want more information on why Practus might be the perfect fit for you.

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John C. Swhear
Partner
Phone(317) 833-7859

John offers a powerful combination of expertise in the areas of securities, corporate governance, investment advisers, broker-dealers, compliance, mutual funds, intellectual property, and insurance.

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Tracey Watson
Director of Operations
Phone(804) 897-0126

Devoted to making sure we all have what we need, when we need it, Tracey supports our team operationally and helps to transition each lawyer to Practus. All roads at Practus lead to Tracey!

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