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One Battery Park Plaza
New York , NY  10004 US
Tel: 212-574-1205
Fax: 212-480-8421

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Robert B. Van Grover


Main Biography

Robert B. Van Grover is a partner in and co-head of Seward & Kissel’s Investment Management Group.  He joined the Firm in 1997.

Rob specializes in the formation and representation of private funds (U.S., offshore, single and multi-strategy, fund of funds and private equity), investment advisers (federal or state registered and non-registered), broker-dealers, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisers.   Rob advises clients on a wide variety of securities, tax and business law matters relating to the investment management business, including compliance and regulatory matters, fund and management company structuring, counseling on mergers and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, employment matters, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, marketing and distribution arrangements and presentation materials, joint ventures, seed capital arrangements, soft dollar and other brokerage arrangements, and general organizational matters.

Rob is a contributing author to Hedge Funds: Law and Regulation (Sweet & Maxwell 2001) (chapter entitled, "U.S. Legal and Regulatory Issues Faced by Offshore Funds and Their Sponsors") and has authored articles on various investment management topics.  Rob is a frequent speaker on "hedge fund" and investment management related issues.

Rob is a member of the American Bar Association (Business Section) and the International Bar Association. 


  • J.D., St. John's University School of Law, 1983
  • LL.M., Tax, New York University School of Law, 1989
  • B.S., SUNY Albany, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • New York