Michael Glazer represents investment advisers and investment companies in all aspects of their organization, registration, operation, acquisition, and liquidation, and serves as counsel to independent directors of investment companies. Michael’s clients include registered open-end and closed-end funds, private investment partnerships and trusts, and money managers. His practice currently focuses primarily on the representation of registered funds and their independent directors. Michael’s clients include a number of the largest US mutual funds and their boards.
Michael is a frequent lecturer on securities matters. He is the former chair of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Business and Corporation Law Section. He has also been a member of the California State Bar’s Corporation Committee.
Michael has been engaged in numerous civic activities, including service as a director of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, assistant administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, chair of the California Water Commission, and commissioner of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
He has been described by The Legal 500 as being “extremely knowledgeable and reliable.”
Harvard University, 1964, Master of Business Administration
Stanford University, 1962, Bachelor of Science
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 1967, Juris Doctor
Clerkship to the Supreme Court of California (1967 - 1968)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Ranked, Investment Funds: Registered Funds, Nationwide, Chambers USA (2012–2018)
Recommended, The Legal 500 US (2010, 2012)
Member, California ’40 Acts Group
Order of the Coif, University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University
Ranked, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2017)