Geoffrey R.T. Kenyon


Geoffrey R.T. Kenyon


Boston | One International Place, 40th Floor, 100 Oliver Street, Boston, MA 02110-2605
+1 617 728 7126 | +1 617 426 6567

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Geoffrey R.T. Kenyon focuses his practice on the investment management industry, working primarily with major investment managers and other financial institutions as well as with independent mutual fund directors. Mr. Kenyon has extensive experience in all sectors of the U.S. domestic market, including Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)-registered open- and closed-end funds, non-registered funds, and separately managed accounts.

Mr. Kenyon’s practice also has a significant international component. He has worked with funds organized in a variety of offshore domiciles and has significant experience with funds offered to other major world markets. Mr. Kenyon also advises numerous non-U.S. investment managers with respect to their U.S. activities. He was the author of two no-action letters through which the SEC provided comprehensive guidance for the sponsors of non-U.S. funds seeking to offer shares in the United States.

Mr. Kenyon has been recognized as among the top lawyers for registered funds by Chambers USA, a referral guide for leading lawyers based on the opinions of their peers and clients. The most recent edition states that he is a “smart technician” who has “the unique talent of combining his legal knowledge with practical applications attractive to businesses” and that he is “uniquely knowledgeable across a wide scope of complex funds.” Previous editions noted that clients consult with him on their most challenging issues, and that he is a “superlative attorney” who “always gives meaningful advice that pays attention to all the possible perspectives and always illustrates his wide-ranging capabilities.” He has also been recognized by The Legal 500 (US) in the area of registered funds. A past edition noted that he “impresses because of his deep understanding of the law” and “his ability to apply the law in a very realistic and practical way.” Mr. Kenyon has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for mutual funds and in Who’s Who Legal for private funds.

  • Northwestern University, B.A., 1980
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1984, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Massachusetts
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