& General Counsel
As President, COO and General Counsel of Hovde Group, Mr. Magli is responsible for managing all of the day-to-day business, operations, regulatory, and legal affairs of the firm's investment banking, capital markets, investment, and broker-dealer operations. Mr. Magli regularly advises Hovde Group representatives and clients on a variety of business, legal, and regulatory issues relating to M&A and financial advisory services and transactions, capital raising and other corporate transactions, as well as private equity and other investment transactions. Mr. Magli is also a member of the firm’s internal investment, fairness opinion and capital committees.
Prior to joining Hovde Group, Mr. Magli served as Associate General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Hovde Capital Advisors, an SEC-registered investment advisor, where he led the day-to-day compliance and legal operations and affairs for the firm’s asset management business and its series of financial services hedge funds and private equity funds. Mr. Magli formerly served as General Counsel/COO of Global Publishers, a diversified publishing company headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, and was previously an associate at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, an AmLaw 100 firm located in Washington, D.C., where his area of concentration was corporate and securities law, focusing on the establishment and operation of investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds and private equity funds, as well as the regulation and operation of investment advisers and broker dealers.
Throughout his career, Mr. Magli has regularly represented some of the top Fortune 500 financial services firms in the United States; including investment banks, pension funds, insurance companies, hedge funds and private equity firms, BDCs, investment advisors, broker-dealers, and merchant banks. Mr. Magli has actively counseled portfolio companies in the financial services, banking, specialty finance, real estate, publishing, entertainment, and technology industries. He also has been actively involved in providing strategic business advice to many start-ups, emerging market and established portfolio companies.
Mr. Magli received his JD/MBA, cum laude from American University and his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Georgetown University. Mr. Magli is a licensed attorney in New York, Washington, D.C., and Illinois. Mr. Magli is licensed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and holds the following licenses: Series 7, 24, 63, 79, 87, and 99.