Martin A. Hewitt
is a special counsel in the Corporate Department and the Capital Markets Practice, resident in Fried Frank's New York office. He joined the Firm in 2019.
Mr. Hewitt has many years of experience regarding state securities law (“Blue Sky Law”). His practice includes a deep understanding of compliance issues relating to the registration, or exemption from registration, of securities, broker-dealers, registered representatives of broker-dealers, investment-advisers, and investment adviser representatives. He works diligently with clients seeking to understand the complexity of the regulatory process in these substantive areas; particularly as they apply to BDC and REIT state registration.
Mr. Hewitt's broker-dealer experience also includes serving as counsel with respect to all stages of broker-dealer formation. Mr. Hewitt structures documentation relating to written supervisory procedures, pre-membership interviews with FINRA, and state registration. Other areas in which Mr. Hewitt has particular knowledge include broker-dealer merger and change of control matters, and responding to inquiry letters from FINRA relating to various matters including formation and merger, FINRA corporate finance rules, as well as potential violations of FINRA, and federal, and state statutes, rules, and regulations.
Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Hewitt ran his own law firm. Mr. Hewitt ran in last year's congressional primary in the 11th Congressional District of New Jersey.
Mr. Hewitt is immediate past, current Vice Chair, and incoming Chair of the Committee on the State Regulation of Securities of the American Bar Association. Additionally, he is the Liaison to the Commission on Law and Aging of the American Bar Association, Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Task Force on Private Placement Brokers, and Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Task Force on ICO Trading and Market Making.
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