Josh Stone

HFA ROLES

  • HFA Board of Directors
  • HFA Legal & Compliance Advisor
  • HFA Regulatory & Government Committee

BUSINESS TITLE/FIRM

  • Founder & Principal, FundsLawyer PLLC

Josh Stone is the founder and principal of FundsLawyer PLLC. Josh is the Legal and Compliance Advisor of the Hedge Fund Association, an international non-profit organization that promotes the understanding and development of the hedge fund industry. Josh also serves as a Director of the Miami Finance Forum, which brings together professionals from the world of finance, investment management, banking, capital markets, private equity, venture capital, legal, accounting and related fields.

FundsLawyer PLLC is a law firm that focuses on private funds and family offices, and was also established to serve as an outsourced general counsel to private investment funds and family offices. In this regard, it provides a unique solution to emerging and more established investment advisory firms in South Florida and beyond. Josh has nearly 20 years of experience, including at international law firms in New York, as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of a multi-billion-dollar family of hedge funds with operations in Miami, Singapore and Switzerland and as a partner at a large Miami law firm. During his tenure with leading law firms in New York and Miami, Josh worked with some of the largest and best-known private investment fund managers.

Josh has particular experience evaluating and pursuing investments in emerging and frontier markets. He has worked with funds in distress, such as those that have suspended redemptions or have wound down. Josh is also a well-rounded corporate attorney, advising on M&A deals, private placements, venture capital investments, and corporate governance and securities matters.

Josh holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Binghamton University (State University of New York) and a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law.