Joan L. Grant

Joan L. Grant: Attorney with Shartsis Friese LLP
  • Counsel at Shartsis Friese LLP (62 Attorneys)
  • One Maritime Plaza, Eighteenth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111
    View Joan L. Grant's office location
  • Peer Reviews

    No Reviews
  • Profile Visibility [ i ]


Ms. Grant joined the Firm in 1998, and specializes in representing investment advisers, including organizing domestic and offshore private investment funds. She offers clients experienced and practical advice across all aspects of their legal needs, including contracts between fund organizers and investors (including seed and strategic investors), finders and placement agents, fund structuring and amendments, navigating state and federal investment adviser and commodity adviser registration and ongoing compliance. She has helped clients develop the regulatory and compliance aspects of non-traditional advisory arrangements, such as on-line advisory platforms, and has advised clients about FATCA and other international investor reporting requirements.

In addition, Ms. Grant has also assisted clients with buying and selling privately held businesses, license agreements, executive employment agreements, private placements of debt and equity, public securities offerings, and privacy and data breach requirements. She has worked extensively in negotiations between the owners of private business and preparing LLC operating and limited partnership agreements as a result of those negotiations.


“Side Letters, Separate Accounts And Sleeves - Investors Who Want It Their Way, ” co-leader of roundtable lunch event of the Association of Women in Alternative Investments, November 4, 2015

“FATCA Considerations for Private Fund Managers, ” featured speaker for webcast by ACA Compliance Group, July 10, 2014

“Building a Compliance Culture - A View from the Trenches, ” co-leader of roundtable lunch event of Association of Women in Alternative Investments, June 12, 2014

Co-author of U.S. Regulation of Hedge Funds (2nd edition, American Bar Association, 2013)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Investment Funds & Advisers
  • Corporate Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Venture Capital

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
415-773-7351  Phone
(415) 421-2922  Fax
University Attended:
Kansas State University, B.S. in finance and political science, Honors Program, 1979; Northwestern Kellogg Graduate School of Management, MBA, 1983
Law School Attended:
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
1983, California

Professional Activities

Ms. Grant is a member of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar and the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Birth Information:
Aurora, Colorado, April 22, 1957

Peer Reviews

This lawyer does not have peer reviews.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Documents (8)

Documents by this lawyer on

San Francisco, California

Contact Joan L. Grant

Required Fields

Required Fields

By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.