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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 & Chief Operating Officer
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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
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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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Andrew Heger
Partner
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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
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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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Nina Huang
Accountant
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Phone(913) 945-4950

Experienced in corporate accounting, payroll management, human resource management, budgeting, Tabs3, and other financial software, Nina supports Brittany and Courtney in all things related to Practus.

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Sheri Huesman
Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner
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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
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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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JoEllen L. Legg
Counsel
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Phone(303) 570-5352

JoEllen’s background is in corporate securities and investment-related activities involving legal, regulatory, compliance, corporate governance, and other matters related to the U.S. registered open-end and closed-end investment companies.

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John H. Lively
Managing Partner
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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
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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
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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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John Ramírez
Partner
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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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Jorge O’Reilly
Partner
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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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Stephanie Recupero
Director of Partnership Growth
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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
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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
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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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John Yoder
Partner
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Phone(720) 657-3006

John has broad experience advising SEC registered clients on product development, regulatory compliance and contract negotiation. He excels at launching new products and negotiating successful business outcomes.

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