Spencer A. Anderson
Spencer's practice includes a general corporate practice, and a focus on investment management including advising sponsors of private closed-end funds regarding private fund formation, fund management matters, and related securities regulation.
Spencer advises corporate clients across a variety of industries on strategic transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and debt and equity financing transactions. Spencer also advises fund sponsors on the organization, structuring, and operation of private equity funds, social impact investing funds, venture capital funds, and other pooled investment vehicles. He advises fund sponsors on initial formation stages, fund structuring and management, preparation of offering documents, fundraising, initial closing, and post-closing regulatory filings, as well as regulatory matters in respect of the exemptions set forth in the Securities Act of 1933, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Spencer’s investment management experience includes representing institutional and family office investors in respect of their LP-side investment in private closed-end fund offerings.
Prior to joining Arent Fox, Spencer practiced at a large Corporate and IP focused firm where his practice focused predominantly on fund formation, regulatory matters, and investor negotiations / LP-side representation. He previously practiced at a large, international law firm where he counseled on matters related to: mergers & acquisitions, internal restructurings, venture capital/emerging markets, cannabis regulatory, commercial contracts (E&NR), fund formation / regulatory, investment group representation, and leverage restructuring.
Prior to his legal career, Spencer held several roles at FedEx Ground, Inc. including that of Engineer and Analyst.
Life Beyond the Law
Spencer enjoys spending his free time with his wife Jessica and their three children. His hobbies include reading non-fiction auto-biographies of figures active in politics and national security.
Bar & Court Admissions
- District of Columbia Bar
- Pennsylvania Bar
Duquesne University School of LawJD,2015Mount Saint Mary’s UniversityBA,2003