Lance Zinman

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Lance Zinman
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Occupation Partner, Global Co-chair, Financial Services
Employer Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Location Chicago
LinkedIn Profile

Lance Zinman is is a partner and global co-chair of the financial services practice in Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP's Chicago office.[1] He heads the firm's financial services practice and is a member the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Futures Industry Association and the Managed Funds Association. He is also a member of the Hedge Funds Care Global Board of Directors and its Midwest Committee of Hearts, and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Alternative Investments, an Institutional Investor Journal.[2]

In 2012, Zinman was named to Crain's Chicago Business "40 Under 40" list.[3]


While his practice includes futures, derivatives and securities matters, he also has substantial experience handling complex transactions such as equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances.

When Zinman first joined Katten Muchin, he formed a sports specialty practice and served clients in professional basketball and baseball. Zinman sports clients include the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago White Sox and the Oakland Athletics.

John Lothian News Interview

Lance Zinman, Katten Muchin Rosenman, SEC Hedge Fund Marketing Rule
Lance Zinman is a law partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman and head of the firm’s Chicago financial services practice. He regularly advises hedge funds, commodity pools, commodity trading advisors and proprietary trading firms on compliance and regulatory matters. He sat down with former John Lothian News Editor-at-Large Doug Ashburn to discuss the SEC rule on private fund solicitation, released July 10, 2013. In the interview, Zinman cuts through the misinformation and explains the key points of the rules. He also explains how the 506 exemption may not be claimed by anyone with a “disqualifying event” and other limitations. He also highlights a few areas in which the rule is unclear or needs to be harmonized with other regulators such as the CFTC.

According to Zinman, it remains to be seen whether this rule will truly usher in a new wave of marketing on behalf of hedge funds and other private funds.


Zinman holds a bachelor of arts degree with high honors in business administration – prelaw from the Honors College of Michigan State University. He also holds a juris doctor cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Illinois.


  1. Lance Zinman. LinkedIn.
  2. Lance Zinman. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.
  3. Lance Zinman 39, Partner, head of Chicago financial services practice, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. Crain's Chicago Business.