Andrew Rosell is a business and solution-oriented attorney, strategically guiding investment managers, family offices and professional and institutional investors in all aspects of their business. He brings to the table a robust background as a staff auditor at Ernst & Young focusing on real estate audit and consulting, as well as more than 8 years serving as the former General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Kleinheinz Capital Partners, Inc., a multi-billion-dollar SEC registered investment adviser.
Because of this unique background and experience, Andrew has a comprehensive understanding of not only the accounting side of transactions, but also the business, trading, investment, and strategy aspects of the investment industry. This depth of knowledge allows him to advise clients on day-to-day operations and the most complex transactions and legal issues, finding creative solutions and avenues to successfully get the deal done.
Andrew chairs our Investment Management & Private Funds Industry Group, heading up a full-service team of attorneys working with clients across the country and beyond. He has a diverse corporate and securities practice representing investment fund managers, wealth managers, family offices and private companies.
He primarily focuses on the representation of registered investment advisers on a wide range of issues such as formation and structuring, regulatory compliance, strategic transactions (e.g. seed deals and growth acceleration transactions), strategic mergers and acquisitions, investment portfolio transactions, due diligence, fund formation and liquidation and business cessation. He also advises clients on the regulatory and securities laws associated with investments in digital assets, as well as the incredibly important issue of cybersecurity as it pertains to investment advisers and the highly sensitive client data they retain.
Andrew also has significant industry experience beyond investment management. He regularly represents and works with companies in the oil & gas, insurance and healthcare industries. In this capacity, he often acts as outside general counsel addressing corporate governance, and contract negotiations, as well as merger and acquisition transactions.
Andrew is the co-author of Winstead’s Investment Insights Blog.
Outside his legal practice, Andrew is a member of the board of trustees for Cook Children’s Medical Foundation where he serves on the Audit Committee, and the boards of directors for Cook Children’s Medical System and Cook Children’s Health Plan. Andrew is a founding board member of STREAM Foundation, a Dallas based organization focused on providing scholarship and internship opportunities to students from underrepresented groups in the area of asset management. Andrew also sits on the boards of directors for Texas Alternative Investment Association and Capital for Kids. Andrew also served the City of Fort Worth as a member of the Ad Hoc Gas Well Revenue Advisory Committee (2005) and currently serves on the City’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee.
Andrew and his family are avid runners competing in cross country, half-marathons and marathons.