Christopher Kelly

General Counsel

Mr. Kelly has been an attorney specializing in corporate law for over 30 years. Prior to joining Cypress, he was a Partner in New York City office of Proskauer Rose working primarily on hedge fund and other corporate matters. He has represented both onshore and offshore hedge funds in formation, trading, compliance, valuation, operations and other fund matters. He has represented public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, restructurings, securitizations, compliance and various contract issues. Before working at Proskauer, Mr. Kelly was a Partner at Silver, Freedman & Taff, LLP, a Washington DC based law firm specializing in securities and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, banking and financial services, executive compensation, compensation/benefits and taxation matters. Prior to Silver, Freedman, Mr. Kelly was associated with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City. Mr. Kelly received his B.A. with Honors from the University of Virginia and J.D. from the University Of Virginia School Of Law. He is a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bar Association.