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André Nance focuses his practice on the representation of private fund sponsors in connection with the formation, capital raising and operation of domestic and offshore real estate funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, funds-of-funds and other privately-offered pooled investment vehicles. In addition, he has significant experience representing the wealth management divisions of banks and other financial institutions in connection with the distribution of alternative investments to high net worth individuals and institutional clients on a worldwide basis.

André also has substantial experience representing public pension plans and other institutional investors in connection with their fund investments and advising clients on corporate transactional matters, including joint ventures, private placements, and both private and public mergers and acquisitions.

Representative clients include J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

André has been nationally recommended by The Legal 500 United States for his work in Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Equity Funds (including Venture Capital) and recognized as a “Rising Star” for Investment Funds by IFLR1000 and  Super Lawyers.


Honors & Awards

  • IFLR1000, Rising Star
  • The Legal 500 United States
  • Super Lawyers


  • Chair Elect, Industry Data and Research Committee,  Institute for Portfolio Alternatives


  • Co-author, “SEC Continues its March Toward a New Climate and ESG Disclosure Framework” Stroock Client Alert, March 31, 2021
  • Co-author, “SEC Division of Examinations Announces its 2021 Examination Priorities and Fiscal Year 2020 Results,” Stroock Client Alert, March 5, 2021
  • Co-author, “Monitoring of Redemptions from Open-End Funds under ERISA,” Stroock Client Alert, December 28, 2020
  • Co-author, "SEC Expansion of Definitions of Accredited Investor and Qualified Institutional Buyer; Effective Date December 8, 2020," Stroock Client Alert, October 13, 2020
  • Co-author, “SEC Issues Regulatory Relief for Advisers and Registered Funds Amid Coronavirus Pandemic,” Stroock Special Bulletin, March 17, 2020
  • Co-author, “What a General Counsel of a Private Fund Advisor Should Be Doing Today to Manage the Coronavirus Crisis,” Stroock Special Bulletin, March 12, 2020
  • Co-author, “Key Takeaways From the SEC Asset Management Panel’s Inaugural Meeting,” Stroock Special Bulletin, February 18, 2020
  • Co-author, “First Circuit Holds Sun Capital Funds Not Liable for Portfolio Company Withdrawal Liability,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, February/March 2020
  • Co-author, “Key CFIUS Concerns for Funds,” Stroock Special Bulletin, September 12, 2019
  • Co-author, “SEC Clarifies: No Special Treatment for Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds,” Stroock Special Bulletin, July 24, 2019
  • Co-author, “SEC Proposes Offering Reforms for Business Development Cos. And Registered Closed-End Funds,” Stroock Special Bulletin, March 26, 2019
  • Co-author, “SEC Adopts Amendments to Regulation S-K to Simplify and Update Disclosure Requirements,” Stroock Special Bulletin, November 5, 2018
  • Co-author, “Proposed Revisions to the Volcker Rule’s Implementing Rules – Select Proposals and Open Questions,” Real Estate Finance Journal, July 2, 2018
  • Co-author, “SEC Proposes Regulation Best Interest And Other New Standards Of Conduct For Broker-Dealers And Investment Advisers,” Stroock Special Bulletin, April 30, 2018
  • Co-author, “SEC Identifies Top 6 Investment Advisory Fee and Expense Compliance Issues for Investment Advisers,” Stroock Special Bulletin, April 19, 2018
  • Co-author, “SEC Proposes Amendments to Regulation S-K to Simplify and Modernize Disclosure Requirements,” Stroock Special Bulletin, October 23, 2017
  • Co-author, “OCIE Issues Risk Alert Highlighting the Most Frequent Advertising Rule Compliance Issues,” Stroock Special Bulletin, October 2, 2017

Quoted in:

  • "Commercial Real Estate Industry Concerned About Possible Elimination of ‘Like-Kind’ Exchanges," Commercial Real Estate Direct, March 30, 2021

Speeches & Events

  • Speaker, "Marketing and Distributing your Fund in the United States," Canadian Association of Alternative Strategies & Assets, October 21, 2020
  • Speaker, “Equity Structures, How to Raise Capital,” The Riverside Experience, March 27, 2019

Admitted To Practice

  • New York
  • New Jersey


J.D., magna cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, 2009

M.A., University of Virginia, 2005

B.A., McGill University, 2003