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Why United Atlantic Legal Services

United Atlantic Legal Services

Your Problems, Our Solutions

United Atlantic Legal Services works exclusively with investment advisers in the United States and United Kingdom to remove obstacles during the registration and acquisition due diligence processes. 

We are laser focused on our investment adviser clients – we don’t do anything else.

United Atlantic Legal Services was founded on the idea that investment advisers should be able to work with legal professionals who really understand the business they are trying to create. Investment advisers should expect efficient and transparent legal services that make sense and are actually tailored to help them achieve their goals. 

  • What are efficient legal services? – When we say that we provide efficient legal services, we mean that we have created detailed processes to support our investment adviser clients through the registration process with the Securities and Exchange Commission and with their legal and compliance acquisition due diligence.  
  • What do we mean by transparent legal services? – Transparency is at the core of the work we do on behalf of our clients. We work hard to ensure that our clients always know where they are at in the process and that we are working collaboratively to anticipate and overcome any obstacles. 
  • What are highly tailored solutions? – We do not provide cookie-cutter legal services. We understand that our clients are trying to build something unique and special. Our deep knowledge and industry experience allows us to customize solutions for our investment adviser clients. 

What is the Adviser Launch Process?

UALS's Adviser Launch Process.
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United Atlantic Legal Services created its unique Adviser Launch Process to help investment advisers register their firms with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The process is designed to really help investment advisers see how their dreams can become a reality. From start to finish, the Adviser Launch Process is all about gathering as much detailed information as possible about your firm and translating that information into the language of the regulators.

You can learn more about the Adviser Launch Process by clicking this link

What is the Adviser Assessment System?

UALS's Adviser Assessment System.
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United Atlantic Legal ServicesAdviser Assessment System provides a structure for a thorough legal and compliance risk assessment during the investment adviser acquisition process. We understand that the acquisition process for investment advisers can be complicated and nerve wracking, that is why we created the Adviser Assessment System: to simplify and clarify. 

You can learn more about the Adviser Assessment System by clicking this link.

A Note From Our Founder

Growing Up

I grew up on a small farm in central Wisconsin. When we weren’t doing our chores my brothers and I spent most of our time exploring the outdoors and caring for the animals. When I look back, I realize the lessons I learned on that farm are to do hard things, always keep learning and exploring, and to never give up on your dreams. 

Do Hard Things

One of my least favorite jobs growing up on the farm was what we called “picking rocks”. Picking rocks is where you go out into a field and clear out all the rocks that were pushed to the surface during the winter months so the field can be planted. It is the sort of work that nobody really sees, because people only care about the harvest at the end of the summer. Picking rocks is time consuming, it is tedious, and it is hard work; whether people see that work or not it still needs to be done.  

The work I do as a lawyer allows me to clear the path for others. It allows me to help our clients grow their visions and chase down their dreams. Doing hard work where others aren’t looking isn’t always easy, but it is rewarding, and it is important.  

Learning and Exploring

Despite growing up with limited means, my parents always made sure we took time as a family to travel. We spent each summer touring the country and learning about different places and people. Those trips are some of my most treasured memories from my childhood. Those trips allowed me to see a very different world from the farm I was growing up on and they taught me how important learning and exploring are to me. 

I am now fortunate that my work takes me from Miami, to New York, to London and beyond. I’ve met amazing people throughout my career, and I have learned so much. One of my favorite things about being a lawyer and working with our fantastic clients is that I learn something new each day, I get to explore something new each day. Our clients come from all over the world and have incredible and unique stories and there is always something amazing about each one of them. 

Never Give Up

Probably my favorite thing my father and I spent time doing while I was growing up, and still spend time doing together, is fishing. Fishing with my father taught me many things, including patience and a respect for nature. It also taught me to never give up. If you want something, stay with it, and keep working at it. Fishing also taught me that it is not always about the rewards, but often it is even more about the process and who you are spending your time with. 

We work with some of the most dedicated, caring professionals in the entire financial services industry. They understand the hard work it takes to achieve their goals and be successful, and they never give up on the work and the process. There are no other clients I would rather be on this journey with than our clients.  

I created United Atlantic Legal Services because it is important to me to create something that reflects the values of hard work, learning, and grit that I found many years ago growing up on that small farm in Wisconsin. If these values ring true with you, then I invite you to contact United Atlantic Legal Services today. We would love to work with you. 

About Michael Rasmussen

UALS's founder, Michael Rasmussen
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Michael Rasmussen is the founder of United Atlantic Legal Services. He is a licensed attorney in Florida and registered solicitor in the United Kingdom. Michael has acted as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer to several investment advisers, including private fund managers, responsible for the management of billions of dollars in client assets.  

Michael is also the founder of FinProLaw, an online learning platform where Michael has created courses designed for investment adviser compliance professionals. These courses include: 

  • Investment Adviser Compliance Essentials for Chief Compliance Officers 
  • Investment Adviser Registration 
  • Foundations of Investment Adviser Compliance 
  • What is a “Security”? 
  • Investment Adviser Marketing Rule 
  • Regulation A – Exemption from Registration 
  • Regulation Crowdfunding – Exemption from Registration 
  • Regulation D – Exemption from Registration 

Investment adviser firms who are also clients of United Atlantic Legal Services can receive many of these courses at a significantly reduced fee or, in some cases, at no expense. Contact us today or visit the FinProLaw to learn more. 

Please visit Michael’s website to learn more about Michael and his insights into the investment adviser industry. He can also be found on LinkedIn