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Anthony LaCivita*

Of Counsel

*Not admitted in North Carolina

Overview

Tony is a corporate securities attorney with more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and global capital markets. As a business lawyer, Tony has executed a wide range of complex transactions and created financial solutions for some of the world’s leading financial institutions and major corporations.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Tony was a member full-service law firm Forrest Firm, where he specialized in capital markets, fund formations, and helping clients navigate significant transactions. Previously, he was a Managing Director with Patomak Global Partners, a regulatory compliance consulting firm, where he advised broker-dealers and investment funds on compliance policies and procedures and regulatory investigations and orders. Earlier, Tony was a senior lawyer in various legal, compliance, and business positions at Credit Suisse in New York and London. He was a FINRA-qualified registered representative and principal with supervisory responsibilities in fixed income sales and trading, and was a portfolio manager in the asset management division, where he managed a pool of distressed assets and special situations investments.

Before joining Credit Suisse, Tony’s roles included serving as Managing Director and General Counsel of GE Capital’s registered broker-dealer and capital markets group, as a Director at Nomura Securities International, where he was general counsel of its U.S. investment advisory also previously served as General Counsel to a private specialty finance company. He began his legal career as a corporate finance associate at Brown & Wood, a New York law firm, now part of Sidley & Austin.

Tony is active in his community. Most recently, he completed the fundraising, historical preservation tax credit financing, and project development for the restoration of an historical property in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Professional Activities

  • Member, New York City Bar Association

Education

Bar Admission

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Eta Alumni, Incorporated
  • Manager and Member of LLC for the historical preservation of a building in Charlottesville, VA
  • Former Chair, Class Networking Committee, Alumni Association of the University of Virginia
  • Former Coach, Little League and Greenwich Basketball Association

Education

Bar Admission

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Eta Alumni, Incorporated
  • Manager and Member of LLC for the historical preservation of a building in Charlottesville, VA
  • Former Chair, Class Networking Committee, Alumni Association of the University of Virginia
  • Former Coach, Little League and Greenwich Basketball Association
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