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Stephen A. McShea
Adjunct Professor of Law

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023


Stephen McShea is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Larch Lane Advisors LLC.  Prior to joining Larch Lane, Mr. McShea was an Associate at Dechert LLP in the Alternative Investment Funds and Financial Services Group from 2004-2009.  Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. McShea was an Associate at Palmer & Dodge LLP in the Business Law Group from 2000-2004.  Mr. McShea has significant experience representing issuers, managers and investors in connection with structuring, organizing, offering, operating, and investing in, international and domestic private investment funds, including hedge funds, fund-of-funds and bespoke funds.  Mr. McShea’s practice experience also includes investment adviser regulation and compliance, private equity financing, mergers and reorganizations, general corporate matters, secured lending, and bankruptcy.


  • Boston College Law School, J.D. 2000, Boston College International & Comparative Law Review, Solicitations Editor and Staff Writer
  • Boston College Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management, M.B.A 2000
  • Rutgers College, B.A. 1994, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Henry Rutgers Scholar

Professional Affiliations

  • New York State Bar
  • Massachusetts Bar