John P. Broadhurst

John P. Broadhurst: Attorney with Shartsis Friese LLP AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Shartsis Friese LLP (62 Attorneys)
  • One Maritime Plaza, Eighteenth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111
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Mr. Broadhurst, a partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department, was one of the Firm’s first associates, joining it in 1978 after graduating from Stanford Law School with honors. He became a partner in 1985.

He began his practice counseling clients on all types of business transactions, including acquisitions, venture capital financings, public offerings and intellectual property matters. Over time, his practice has focused increasingly on counseling clients in the financial services industry, principally investment advisory firms.

Mr. Broadhurst helped a number of highly successful money managers form hedge funds in the 1980s and 1990s. These efforts, together with the services the team provided to more traditional investment advisory firms, enabled the growing practice group to establish a national reputation as a leading firm in this industry. Partners Carolyn Reiser, Neil Koren, Jim Frolik and Christina Hamilton who joined the firm in 1994, 1999, 2000 and 2002 respectively, have also focused their practices in this area, enabling this practice group to continue to expand and thrive.

Mr. Broadhurst counsels his investment advisory clients on a wide variety of issues, including the formation and operation of investment advisory firms, U.S. and offshore investment funds and other investment vehicles, employee compensation and regulatory compliance. He continues to be listed in the International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers, which features only the foremost practitioners, and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006.


Listed in International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers

Included in The Best Lawyers in America

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rated AV Preeminent

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Investment Funds & Advisers
  • Hedge Funds
  • Offshore Funds
  • Organization and Operation of Investment Advisory Firms
  • Business Transactions
  • Private Offerings
  • Corporate Governance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
415-421-6500 ext. 236  Phone
(415) 421-2922  Fax
University Attended:
Denison University, A.B., 1975
Law School Attended:
Stanford University, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1978
Year of First Admission:
1978, California

Professional Activities

Mr. Broadhurst is an active member of the American Bar Association's Private Funds Subcommittee of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee. He speaks often at conferences throughout the country regarding investment advisers, hedge funds and offshore funds. Mr. Broadhurst currently serves on the Organizing Committee of the American Bar Association/International Bar Association's International Conference on Private Investment Funds held in London, England, in March of each year. It is a leading conference in the field bringing together the world's top practitioners in the private fund sector.

Mr. Broadhurst served as the Chairperson of the Help for Children (aka, Hedge Funds Care) West Coast Benefit Dinner in 2002 (Inaugural) and 2003 (Co Chair), and he serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of HFC, as well as the Board of Directors of HFC (Cayman Islands). Help for Children is an alliance of hedge fund industry professionals committed to protecting children from abuse and neglect.

Birth Information:
Syracuse, New York, October 20, 1952

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