Yehuda Braunstein, Sadis & Goldberg

Sadis & Goldberg

yehuda braunsteinYehuda M. Braunstein practices in the firm’s Financial Services, Family Office and Corporate Groups.  Mr. Braunstein’s practice focuses on investment funds, securities, family offices, joint ventures, regulatory compliance and investment advisers.   He regularly structures and organizes hedge funds, private equity funds (including real estate, distressed and lending funds), funds of funds, separately managed accounts and hybrid funds.  Additionally, he advises private fund managers on structure, compensation, employment and investor issues, and other matters relating to management companies.  Mr. Braunstein also counsels family office clients in connection with all aspects of their operations, including formation and structuring, governance and compensation matters, transactional and day to day advisory work, as well as compliance issues.  He also structures and negotiates seed investments, joint ventures and operating agreements.  Mr. Braunstein’s practice also involves providing ongoing advice to investment advisers on securities law issues, including SEC filings, counseling clients in SEC regulatory and compliance matters, as well as conducting mock audits.

Prior to joining Sadis & Goldberg, Mr. Braunstein was Special Counsel in the Investment Management Group at Schulte Roth & Zabel where he represented numerous private investment managers and various types of investment funds and an Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton where he primarily represented private equity funds and their investment advisers.


  • Fordham University School of Law (J.D. 1999, magna cum laude; Senior Articles Editor, Fordham Law Review)
  • Touro College (B.S. in Accounting, 1994, summa cum laude)


  • New York


  • “Will Jewish Prisoners be Boerne Again? Legislative Responses to Boerne v. Flores,” 66 Fordham L. Rev. 2333 (1998)

Practice Areas

Corporate, Financial Services, Family Office


Henry Bregstein, Katten Muchin

Katten Muchin Rosenman

Henry Bregstein is the global co-chair of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s Financial Services practice and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Henry is frequently mentioned in the media and lauded by clients and colleagues alike for his work representing fund clients. He has been recognized by a number of hedge fund and investment industry rankings and publications, including Chambers Global and Chambers USA, where clients commented that he is “commercially driven and technically strong,” has “a wealth of experience in hedge fund matters,” and is “one of the smartest lawyers in the business.” Henry also was recognized by The Legal 500 as a Leading Individual for Investment Funds. Additionally, he was named the “Distinguished Business Law Practitioner in Residence” at Widener University Commonwealth Law School and serves on the advisory board of Mercury iFunds™.

Largely considered an innovator in his field, Henry holds two patents and has one patent application pending. He was granted a patent for a multi-level leverage account structure, allowing multiple classes of investors with differing leverage objectives to establish an investment structure that takes advantage of both the master-feeder structure and the reverse master feeder structure. Henry’s pending patent application involves a taxdeferred fund (TDF) in which variable annuities and life insurance policies can be sold as hedge funds (or private equity funds) with income tax deferment or elimination. Private Placement Insurance and Variable Annuities Related to his private placement insurance and annuities practice, Henry advises US and non-US hedge and private equity funds and their advisers and principals, life insurance companies, banks, broker-dealers, insurance-dedicated fund platforms, high net worth individuals, other law firms, registered investment advisers (RIAs), wealth advisory firms and family offices on regulatory, securities, insurance, tax, finance, licensing, corporate and other legal matters. Henry provides guidance on fund formation and regulatory compliance and advice related to domestic and offshore insurance-dedicated hedge funds and funds of funds (IDFs), IDF platforms and TDF platforms—including those related to bank-owned (BOLI), corporate-owned (COLI) and insurance company-owned (iCOLI) life insurance products. In this capacity, he counsels clients on the structure and documentation of IDFs (including on diversification under section 817(h) of the US internal Revenue Code, the “investor control doctrine” issues and other tax matters), privately placed variable life insurance (PPLI) and annuities (PPVA), insurance-dedicated swaps (IDSs) and on other

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Who’s Who Legal, Private Funds – Regulatory, 2016
Education JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, magna cum laude BA, University of Pennsylvania
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insurance-related products, as well as on regulatory matters such as compliance with state and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules concerning the offer and sale of PPLI/PPVA.

Stephen Breitsone, Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone LLP

Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone LLP

Stephen M. Breitstone leads the 24 attorney Private Wealth & Taxation Group at the firm. His practice focuses upon high net worth clients and their businesses, with a special emphasis on real estate. His clients include private domestic and international real estate owners and developers, closely held businesses, public companies, private equity funds, trusts, estates and charitable organizations. Stephen has the rare combination of skills as a transactional income tax attorney and as an estate planner. This combination enables him to effectively advise his private clients on their individual needs and those of their businesses. Stephen also serves as general counsel and financial and business advisor to a number of clients.

Stephen currently teaches as an adjunct professor a course in Tax and Business Planning for Real Estate Transactions at Cardozo Law School.


Peter Bremberg, Boothbay Fund Management

Boothbay Fund Management

Peter Bremberg

Peter Bremberg, the chief operating officer at Boothbay Fund Management,  oversees all operations, treasury management, and counterparty relationships.

Prior to joining Boothbay, Mr. Bremberg was a Director in the Global Prime Solutions & Financing group at BNP Paribas. He spent six years with BNP Paribas, where he was responsible for financing, clearing, and trading relationships with hedge funds and managed account platforms in the US and Canada. Before BNP, he was an early member of IFMR Capital, an emerging market structured credit and specialty finance company in India that has raised over $4 billion through securitized debt transactions since 2009. At IFMR, Mr. Bremberg was Manager of Treasury and Investor Relations, which included structuring IFMR’s balance sheet and establishing relationships with credit and equity investors. He began his career at Bear, Stearns & Co. in the Equities Division, as a research salesperson covering equity and multi-strategy hedge fund clients.

Mr. Bremberg has an M.B.A. in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Michael Brice

BW Cyber Services

Michael has more than 28 years providing technology and related cyber security consulting solutions for multiple industries, including deep experience in financial services. He has held executive positions leading IT strategy and related enterprise software service offerings for blue chip consultancies and publicly traded corporations including: Principal at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Partner for Unisys, Sr. Director at Infor, and Chief Information Officer at the Industrial Distribution Group, Inc.

Michael has also provided cyber-consulting support to multiple small- to medium-size NFA Members as well as one of the world’s largest hedge funds. Michael served in the US Marine Corps with a specialty in Signals Intelligence.