David Guin


David is a partner in the corporate team.

He leads the corporate practice teams in the US. He integrates the knowledge he has gained in representing public companies, fund managers and investment advisers with his experience in representing family and closely-held enterprises and entrepreneurs.

David has extensive experience advising clients on a range of issues governed by the US Securities Laws and other regulatory matters such as the rules of various self-regulatory organizations.

He devotes a significant amount of time to advising high net worth domestic and international individuals, families, family offices and their advisors about their obligations under US securities laws, including the acquisition and disposition of public and private securities, beneficial ownership reporting obligations and the applicability of the US Investment Advisers Act and US Investment Company Act to their investment activities.

David represents hedge funds and investment partnerships with respect to fund formation matters, preparation of fund formation and offering documents, transaction structuring and compliance issues.

He has represented numerous companies in the acquisition and disposition of businesses and business segments and all types of public and private financing transactions.

David also acts as general counsel to many of his clients, advising on governance and fiduciary matters and a wide range of commercial transactions from employment matters to intellectual property licensing.

David is a Member of the Board of Trustees and Counsel to the Museum of the City of New York.


Over the years we have come to rely on David Guin and his colleagues for their proactive and value-added legal advice deeply rooted in their thorough understanding of our work. In particular, our relationship with David, whose expertise, personal efforts and representation have been critically important, has allowed the relationship to thrive.

J L McCarrey III, Senior Vice President - McKinley Capital




State of Illinois, 1989

Registered Foreign Lawyer in the UK, 2007

State of New York, 2008

_’_Archegos implosion could lead to family-office regulation,’ InvestmentNews - April 8, 2021, quoted

ABA (RPTE) Presentation: Key Considerations in Setting Up a Family Office (co-presenter with Ivan Sacks and Kirby Rosplock, Tamarind Partners) - June 29, 2021

Family Office Compliance Policies and Record Keeping,’ Tamarind Learning Podcast Series - November 13, 2020, speaker

Family Office Set-up, Structure, and Compliance,’ Tamarind Learning Podcast Series - November 9, 2020, speaker

Me in a minute

We have worked hard to develop innovative solutions for our clients

Although I spent most of my early career providing outside general counsel representation to public companies, I now spend most of my time representing family offices, investment advisers and fund managers on a wide variety of corporate and regulatory matters. I also do a lot of governance and succession work for family and other closely-held businesses.

Working with the sophisticated families and owner-managed business I encounter in my work is really the best of both worlds for me. I address many of the same legal and business issues that faced my public company clients, but I have the ability to work more closely with the ultimate stakeholders, which make the job more rewarding. Taking account of the interpersonal dynamics that often arise in family and closely-held business adds another dynamic to my work that also make it more interesting.

The regulatory overhaul that followed the recent economic downturn has been an especially interesting time in my career. The simultaneous drives to close regulatory loopholes, collect information on an international scale and deputize industry participants (such as banks and funds) to verify compliance have created new and evolving risks. We have worked hard to develop innovative solutions designed to allow our clients to meet the ever-increasing regulatory burdens while attempting to minimize the impact on our clients’ businesses and privacy.

I am a Trustee of the Museum of the City of New York and serve as the Museum’s counsel. This fits in well with my favorite pastime of acting as an amateur historian. I’m particularly proud of the support the firm provides to the Museum.



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