Timothy Spangler


Timothy Spangler


Orange County | 650 Town Center Drive, Suite 700, Costa Mesa, CA, United States of America 92626-1905
+1 949 442 6044 | +1 949 442 6010

Silicon Valley | 2440 W. El Camino Real, Suite 700, Mountain View, CA, United States of America 94040-1499
+1 650 813 4803 | +1 650 813 4848

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Timothy Spangler focuses his practice on the intersection of alternative investment management and financial technology innovations.

Mr. Spangler assists clients with the formation, structuring and negotiation of private investment vehicles across numerous jurisdictions around the world. He regularly advises fund sponsors and promoters on the structuring and launch of hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds, as well as with respect to their co-investment arrangements, internal partnerships and personal investments. On a selective basis, he advises potential investors in private investment funds. Mr. Spangler also has particular experience counseling clients on the ongoing compliance obligations of investment management firms operating in a rapidly evolving global regulatory landscape, including the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

Dividing his time between the firm's Orange County and Silicon Valley offices, Mr. Spangler also advises clients on the impact of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and digital assets on the financial services industry and the innovation economy.

Mr. Spangler has been recognized by The Legal 500 (US) in the area of alternative/hedge funds, the most recent edition stating that he is “accessible and helpful - he brings a global perspective to things.” He has also been recognized in Chambers Global in the area of USA Investment Funds: Hedge Funds, Foreign Expert for UK. He is listed in The Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Investment Funds in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He is also "Recommended" for his work with Investment Funds in The PLC Cross-Border Investment Funds Handbook and is mentioned in The International Who’s Who Legal for Private Funds.

Mr. Spangler has practiced law around the world, including New York and London. He is a frequent author and speaker on issues regarding developments in alternative investment funds and financial technology. He also organizes the firm's successful monthly webinar series titled “Private Funds: Nuts and Bolts.

  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Applied Mathematics
  • Vanderbilt University, J.D.
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, Ph.D., Law
  • California
  • New York
  • England and Wales
Speaking Engagements
  • Transforming Capital Markets Through Blockchain LendIt Fintech USA 2019, San Francisco, CA (April 9, 2019)
  • Global Marketplace Lending / Emerging Markets - Opal Group's Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit 2018, Dana Point, CA (November 29, 2018)
  • Bitcoin + 10: Ten Years of Virtual Currencies and Blockchain — New York, NY (October 11, 2018) 
  • RCA's Enforcement, Compliance & Operations (ECO) Symposium, New York, NY (May 15, 2018)
  • MFA West 2018, Santa Barbara, CA (May 7-9, 2018)
  • US Update: Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Issues, (April 24, 2018)
  • Alternatives, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: The ABCs of 2018 — Presented by BNY Mellon, New York (March 20, 2018)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Update, (March 14, 2018)
  • Preparing for Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets - Presented by the Regulatory Compliance Association, Webinar (February 28, 2018)
  • Public Disclosure, Investor Risk and Private Equity Return — AltsLA 2017, Los Angeles (March 22, 2017)

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