Gavin Fearey is a member of Winstead's Corporate, Securities/Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group and the firm’s Investment Management & Private Funds Industry Group.
Over the past 5 years, Gavin has counseled investment managers, public companies, bitcoin 'hodlers', bitcoin custody and infrastructure providers, digital asset platforms and other businesses active in the cryptocurrency space or exploring blockchain opportunities such as decentralized finance (DeFi) or non-fungible tokens (NFTs). He is a frequent speaker on U.S. regulatory considerations for investment in bitcoin or other digital assets.
Gavin also counsels private investment fund managers and entrepreneurs in structuring transactions and navigating compliance issues related to the Commodity Exchange Act and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. He brings more than 22 years of corporate, investment funds and regulatory compliance experience.
Gavin has extensive experience in launching and advising investment managers on commodity pools, hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, funds of funds and other investment vehicles. He regularly counsels managers on corporate, disclosure and regulatory issues.
Serving as an in-house counsel in Texas, Gavin advised on securities and commodities law issues relating to managed accounts and the private offering of managed futures funds. He developed a deep understanding of compliance issues for commodity pool operators (CPOs) and commodity trading advisors (CTAs) trading in numerous currency, commodity futures and other derivative markets.
Gavin is the co-author of Winstead's Investment Insights Blog.