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One Battery Park Plaza
New York , NY  10004 US
Tel: 212-574-1255
Fax: 212-480-8421

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John J. Cleary

Senior Counsel

Main Biography

John J. Cleary is Senior Counsel in Seward & Kissel's Investment Management Group.  John has practiced at the firm since 1984.

John specializes in the formation and representation of private investment partnerships, various offshore investment vehicles, the registration of investment advisers and related regulatory compliance, the registration of broker-dealers and related regulatory compliance, the formation and CFTC registration of commodity pools, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors, and general securities and general tax matters.

John is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Rankings and Awards



  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, cum laude, 1984
  • B.A., Fairfield University, magna cum laude, 1981
  • LL.M., Tax, New York University School of Law, 1988

Bar Admissions

  • New York