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Ryan Hajen is an associate in the Chicago office and a member of the Firm’s Business Group. Ryan advises clients on private fund formation, including the structuring of legal entities, drafting governing documents, negotiating side letter agreements and navigating complex legal and regulatory matters. He also counsels fund managers on the formation, administration and regulatory compliance of Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC Funds) and Rural Business Investment Companies (RBIC Funds). Ryan draws from his background in risk and compliance to advise clients on legal and compliance matters for investment advisers, exempt investment companies and other investment vehicles, in accordance with federal and state securities regulations.
Prior to joining the Firm, Ryan represented registered investment companies, including mutual funds, closed-end funds, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), as well as their independent directors and investment advisers with respect to regulatory, compliance, governance, and transactional matters under federal and state securities laws. He draws on more than a decade of experience in the financial services and asset management industries, including in risk management and compliance roles in both the public and private sectors.
Ryan received his juris doctor from Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law with a Certificate in Financial Markets Compliance and his Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University School of Business. He received both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware. Ryan is admitted to practice law in Illinois.
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