Thomas W. Zagorsky

Thomas W. Zagorsky

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  • Securities Law
  • District of Columbia, Georgia, New Jersey
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Mr. Zagorsky is a member of the Parker MacIntyre's Regulatory Practice Group, advising and representing investment advisers, broker/dealers, private investment funds and other investment industry players in various regulatory, compliance, and enforcement matters. He also has significant business and transactional practice experience, specifically in the areas of entrepreneurial private investment fund formation and growth company capital raising.

Mr. Zagorsky recently served as Director/Assistant Commissioner of the Georgia Securities Division, the chief securities regulatory official in Georgia. In that role, he managed the Registrations, Audits/Exams, and Enforcement sections of the Securities Division. He presided over evidentiary hearings, implemented rulemakings, and represented the agency to the public. Before being promoted to Director, Mr. Zagorsky was a Senior Enforcement Attorney with the Division, investigating and prosecuting individuals and businesses engaged in potential securities violations.

Prior to his service with the Securities Division, Mr. Zagorsky practiced law at a boutique Atlanta firm focused exclusively on private investment fund formation, where he formed over 30 entrepreneurial investment funds (hedge funds, commodity pools, and private equity funds). Mr. Zagorsky was also Chief Counsel and Compliance Officer for an Atlanta-based hedge fund management company with assets under management of over $120 million. In that role, Mr. Zagorsky was responsible for all general corporate legal work, as well as the firm's compliance with SEC and FINRA provisions concerning investment advisers and broker/dealers.

Mr. Zagorsky has also worked as an associate attorney with one of the largest law firms in New Jersey, where he represented a number of large corporate clients in Federal District Court, state court, and public utility commission litigation matters.

Practice Area
    Securities Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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New Jersey
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  • English
Professional Experience
Georgia Secretary of State
Securities Division Director / Asst. Securities Commissioner 2013–2015; Senior Securities Enforcement Attorney 2011–2013
Investment Law Group of Davis Gillett Mottern & Sims, LLC
Chief Counsel and Compliance Officer
Ambata Capital Partners
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer
Associate Equity Analyst
Deutsche Bank
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
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Pennsylvania State University - University Park
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia
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Articles & Publications
Basic Securities Law: State Securities Laws; the Georgia Uniform Securities Act of 2008
Forming a Hedge Fund or other Private Investment Fund: A Top 10 List for the Entrepreneurial Fund Manager
Securities Registration and Exemptions in Georgia for Growth Company Capital Raises
Speaking Engagements
Guest Lecturer, Corporate Governance (MGT 4803)
Contact & Map
Atlanta, GA, USA
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