Ron Kosonic is a Partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), practising in the firm’s Investment Management Group. BLG is a leading, full-service, national law firm with more than 750 professionals in six Canadian cities. Ron’s practise is focused on the areas of domestic and offshore hedge funds, private equity funds, investment management companies, securities regulation and regulatory compliance. He assists portfolio managers on registration matters and in the creation of domestic and offshore investment fund products and on ongoing legal compliance matters and regulatory audits. Ron is a current member and the former Co-Chair of the Legal and Finance Sub-Committee of the Canadian Chapter of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). He is a contributing author to the Globe Law and Business publication ‘Hedge Funds’ and the ISI publication ‘How to Start and Grow a Successful Hedge Fund in Canada’ and is a regular contributor to hedge fund periodicals. Ron is a frequent conference speaker on hedge fund structures, regulatory compliance and registrant audit and liability matters. He was selected by peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Private Funds Law and Mutual Funds Law).