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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Professional Staff
Technology and Commercial Transactions
Alexandra Alberstadt, Practus, LLP Partner

Alexandra Alberstadt

Partner
Phone(332) 333-1979

Alex has deep expertise advising registered and unregistered investment companies, boards of directors and investment advisers on corporate governance, state and federal regulatory matters, registration, disclosure, exemptive relief, operational and business issues.

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Practus, LLP Partner Todd Anderson

Todd Anderson

Partner
Phone(646) 942-0311

For over 20 years, Todd has advised many of the world’s largest investment banks, investment funds, real estate partnerships, asset managers, loan originators and servicers, REITs, non-US investors, and tax-exempt organizations on the tax aspects of their US and non-US investment and business decisions.

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Karen A. Aspinall

Partner
Phone(949) 629-3928

Karen brings a wide range of skills and expertise to our financial services law team. With 20 years of in-house and AmLaw experience, she is an authority on regulatory compliance matters.

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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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Terence A. Dixon

Partner
Phone(484) 254-4916

Terry has over 25 years of experience counseling companies in establishing, managing, and enforcing their intellectual property rights around the world, as well as providing effective risk management and defense against the IP rights of others.

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Practus Partner Ken Earley

Kenneth R. Earley

Partner
Phone(617) 865-1870

Ken focuses on the representation of mutual funds, closed-end funds, ETFs, employees' securities companies, investment advisers and fund directors. For over 15 years, he has counseled clients on a wide variety of regulatory, compliance, and corporate matters, as well as fund and adviser boards.

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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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Knicole C. Emanuel

Partner
Phone(919) 249-9723

Knicole is a healthcare litigator who focuses on Medicare and Medicaid litigation, healthcare regulatory compliance and administrative law.

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Jerome Goings Director of Digital Marketing for Practus, LLP

Jerome J. Goings

Director of Digital Marketing
Phone(702) 767-0310

Jerome J. Goings is responsible for the firm’s digital strategy and brand expansion efforts. He brings a breadth of online marketing knowledge and experience as our Director of Digital Marketing.

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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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Janet V. Hallahan

Partner
Phone(609) 236-3458

Janet helps companies navigate complex corporate, technology, privacy/data security and intellectual property legal matters, including the structuring of corporate and technology transactions as well as the licensing, protection and sale of intellectual property and related commercial agreements.

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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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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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Steve King Practus Partner

J. Stephen King

Partner
Phone(949) 245-2700

Steve has over 20 years of experience providing legal advice to investment advisers, investment funds, and independent directors on a broad range of legal and regulatory matters arising under the federal securities and commodities laws.

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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 practus partner

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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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 Marketing and Recruiting
Phone(240) 206-6027

Stephanie has more than 20 years of experience in developing brands. Her expertise is marketing, 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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Andrea J. Shaw

Partner
Phone(207) 512-2683

Andrea is a knowledgeable consumer finance/bank regulatory/privacy lawyer with over 15 years of experience as a regulator and counsel to both state and federally chartered banks. She has a passion for helping her clients launch innovative products and solve their most complex problems.

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Erica Shelton

Adjunct Recruiter
Phone(702) 701-2289

Erica has spent her career talking with senior level partners and law firm management nationwide in her efforts to match the right attorney candidate with the right job.

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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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Ashley Thomson

Partner
Phone(816) 305-0898

Ashley brings 20 years of extensive in-house counsel and law firm experience to our team. Well-versed in a variety of disciplines, her emphasis is in healthcare, insurance and compliance.

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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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Practus Paralegal, Todd Yoho

Todd S. Yoho

Healthcare Business Manager/ Paralegal
Phone(919) 272-0845

Todd provides business management & paralegal support to our Healthcare law team. He is adept at drafting & filing all pleadings & other papers in state, federal/ administrative courts, e-discovery review, statutory & procedural rules research, and regulatory compliance.

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