Mauro Viskovic
Contract Partner

Mauro Viskovic joined the Firm in 2020 as a Contract Partner in the Firm’s corporate and transactions practice group, where he focuses on providing high quality and cost-effective solutions to clients’ legal matters.

Since commencing his legal career in 2000, Mauro has been practicing law primarily in the areas of corporate and securities law.  He represents entrepreneurs through all stages of their ventures’ development, including advice on structure, initial company formation and organization, private financings, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions and liquidity events.  In addition, Mauro represents investors in all aspects of corporate finance transactions.

Mauro’s practice focuses also on the representation of private investment fund advisers and portfolio managers. His services include: (1) Facilitating the transition of moving to a new investment advisory firm or starting a new firm, while addressing non-compete and other restrictive covenants; (2) Review and negotiation of seed investment agreements; (3) Review and negotiation of vendor and counterparty agreements, including prime broker and ISDA agreements, electronic trading agreements, fund administration agreements and market data licenses; and (4) Preparation, review and negotiation of employment agreements and restrictive covenant agreements.

Mauro graduated from Fordham University School of Law and earned his BBA degree in Accounting from Baruch College.  Having passed all 4 parts of the CPA exam and having earned years of valuable experience at KPMG prior to law school, Mauro is able to read, review and understand financial statements and tax returns on a detailed and sophisticated level that is uncommon among most attorneys.

Education & Jurisdictions
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2000
  • Baruch College, B.B.A. in Accounting, 1994
  • Licensed in NY
Notable Matters
  • Represented numerous purchasers and sellers in all types of mergers and acquisition transactions, including transactions involving consideration in excess of $100 million.
  • Represented numerous issuers in connection with offerings of investment securities under the Securities Act of 1933 and state “blue sky laws”.
  • Represented various investment management firms and portfolio managers with their account management agreements and executive employment agreements, with assets under management ranging up to $1 billion.
  • Represented a start-up investment management firm in a $250 million seed investment and issuance of revenue-sharing interest.
  • Represented various start-up and emerging companies, including a start-up e-commerce company in connection with its launch and $3 million private placement and venture capital funding.
  • Represented a partner of a hedge fund management firm in a $150 million private equity investment into the firm.
  • Represented a foreign investor in a $29 million investment in a New York real estate development firm.
  • Represented a restaurant group in an $8 million credit facility to finance the opening of its new locations.
  • Represented a multinational investment firm with the corporate restructuring of its $20 million in U.S. equity and real estate holdings.
  • Represented investment management firms with their prime brokerage agreements and derivatives agreements with major financial institutions.
  • Represented a media figure in a product licensing transaction.
  • Represented various angel investors with their investments into start-up and emerging companies.
  • Represented various small and mid-sized business owners with corporate reorganization transactions to facilitate estate planning.
  • Represented a federal bank in the restructuring and extension of $18 million in mortgage holdings.
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