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Neal Gerber Eisenberg Adds Wesley Nissen as Partner in Its Corporate & Securities Group

Neal Gerber Eisenberg (NGE) has bolstered its Corporate & Securities practice group with the addition of Partner Wesley “Wes” Nissen. He previously was partner and chair of the financial services practice group at DLA Piper.

Nissen works with asset managers, single-family offices, multifamily offices, and proprietary trading firms on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and raising venture capital. Wes built his career practicing corporate and financial services law. A certified public accountant, he assists clients with registration, regulation, and compliance for securities and commodities, guides them in the formation of private investment funds and hedge funds and has been involved in a number of significant domestic and international merger and acquisition transactions in the financial services industry.

"Adding Wes to Neal Gerber Eisenberg will greatly benefit and complement our firm’s fund formation and private equity business within our Corporate & Securities practice," said David S. Stone, Chair of the firm’s Corporate & Securities group and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. "His ability to navigate the structural and regulatory issues that private funds and hedge funds face will significantly expand the depth and breadth of our capabilities for our hedge fund, private equity and family office clients."

"Wes is an excellent addition to NGE with his extensive experience advising financial services and family office clients," added Managing Partner Scott J. Fisher. "He enhances both the breadth and depth of services we can provide our clients."

An Illinois native, Nissen received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law. A sought-after speaker and author on hedge funds and investment vehicles; he was recognized in 2017 by Illinois Best Lawyers as "Lawyer of the Year," a peer-review award, in the category Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law.

Neal Gerber Eisenberg is a leading law firm dedicated to handling sophisticated matters for entrepreneurs, public companies, and private businesses and their owners. Our attorneys provide legal business solutions to public and private entities of all types—including Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, nonprofits and high net worth individuals—in connection with domestic and global business transactions and litigation. The firm has built over thirty years of trusted partnerships with clients that span the globe, and we meet each unique client need with the same personalized service and collaboration that provide the most practical solutions for every matter.