Securities Investment Consulting
Attorney R Tamara de Silva is unique among securities lawyers in that she brings deep industry experience combined with over 24 years of practice as a securities and derivatives lawyer. Having helped hedge funds, exchange directors, trading firms, brokerages and funds in regulatory and compliance matters, pre-indictment defense and white-collar defense, Ms. de Silva has a deep bench of experience in not just how to navigate the regulatory and compliance landscape, but also, what can go wrong in investment advisory relationships and investments.
De Silva Law Offices is dedicated to providing securities investment analysis and audit services for a range of investment advisory products and services, such as investment fund products, separately managed accounts, structured products and all types of funds, including digital assets and ESG deals. She reviews investment decks, deals, and investment agreements for family offices and private parties from the standpoint of a securities lawyer. Part of this analysis involves due diligence, in depth analysis, and also spot audits of third-party investment advisor relationships.
Many investors and businesses benefit from having their own concierge securities lawyer screen potential investments and decks for obvious red flags, provide a high-level analysis of content, and review subscription and investment management documents for potential issues and points of negotiation.
Often times, professional athletes and high net worth individuals entrust their life’s work to financial advisors and lawyers. Ms. de Silva advises clients to conduct an annual, if not bi-annual spot audit of these third parties on behalf of investors in order to help mitigate risk of mismanagement and loss.
After 24 years of experience working on deals, regulatory and compliance and white-collar criminal defense, Ms. de Silva brings a jaundiced eye to investment consulting for her clients.
There will always be get rich schemes and good people defrauded by smooth talking salesmen riding the wave of the next big idea or financial mania. We have seen people give their retirement accounts and hard-earned savings to unregistered con men whether it was for internet companies in the 2000s to crypto schemes and ICOs over the past four years.
We have seen many people taken in by smooth-talking, well-dressed salespeople offering irresistible business opportunities. We have often thought and discussed among ourselves- if only people knew where to go to research these salespeople. If only people knew what questions to ask, and what if any recourse they will have if they hand over money to a friendly stranger. So we decided to do something about it.
Using our experience gained over the course of a combined 48 years of practicing securities and derivatives law, along with a deep bench of knowledge of registration and compliance in the financial markets and white collar criminal defense, we hope you can come to a more informed decision when presented with a business opportunity or get rich scheme.
This book is in not intended to be taken as legal advice. It is not a substitute for seeking legal counsel before investing in anything. It is for people who may not have a securities lawyer or law firm on speed dial, and realistically speaking, that is most people.
Our goal is to empower you with some tools to begin to ask the right questions with which to understand an alleged investment opportunity. This is merely a starting point and guide written in our earnest hope that you avoid being the victim of a financial fraud.
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R Tamara de Silva, Esq. & Cheryl Fitzpatrick, Esq.