FisherBroyles, LLP, the first and world’s largest distributed law firm partnership, is pleased to announce the addition of Weatherly Ralph Emans as a partner in the firm’s Boston office and to its Private Investment Funds practice group.

“We are very pleased to welcome Weatherly to FisherBroyles and to our team in Boston,” said FisherBroyles Managing Partner, Michael Pierson. “Weatherly’s substantial experience counseling investment funds clients, along with her impressive credentials, makes her a great addition to our deep bench of partners serving our private investment funds clients. Her arrival at the firm bolsters our firm’s growing funds practice, and we are pleased that FisherBroyles is able to offer an even greater client offering as a result of Weatherly joining our firm.”

Ms. Emans said, “I am very excited to continue serving my clients from this superb, cutting-edge law firm platform, and to getting to know and working alongside experienced and talented FisherBroyles partners across numerous practice areas and throughout the country.”

Ms. Emans focuses her practice on domestic and international private investment fund formation. She represents fund managers in the formation of closed- and open-ended funds and funds of funds. She also advises clients on management-level ownership and operating arrangements, ongoing operations, and compliance. Ms. Emans represents emerging fund managers and clients in investments in portfolio companies, as well as institutional and individual investors/LPs in funds. In addition, she works with startup/emerging company clients in formation and early financing rounds. She also represents her clients in other corporate matters.

Prior to joining FisherBroyles, Ms. Emans practiced law at Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC, and Pepper Hamilton LLP, both in Boston, and at Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago. Previously, she also worked as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Prior to law school, she worked in finance in New York and taught Latin for a year.

Ms. Emans received her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She also holds an M. Phil from Oxford University and a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Yale University.


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