Professional Biography

Carl Frischling Partner

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One of the most highly regarded investment management lawyers, Carl Frischling represents and advises leaders in the financial services industry on laws and regulations pertaining to financial services, investment companies and mutual funds. He advises independent trustees and directors, investment advisers and investment companies. Areas of his counsel include investment fund formation, the development, structuring and management of mutual funds and federal regulatory obligations for independent investment directors and trustees.

Carl’s pioneering leadership in investment and financial services law has earned him numerous accolades, including status as a Senior Statesman from Chambers USA and as a leading lawyer by the Legal 500. Carl is the recipient of Fund Directions’ “Independent Counsel of the Year Award” and “Lifetime Achievement Award,” and he was named one of the “Visionaries of the Modern Mutual Fund Industry” by Strategic Insight. He has served on boards of directors of numerous financial and investment companies, such as Invesco Funds and Reich & Tang Funds.

Carl is a director emeritus of the Mutual Fund Directors Forum, an organization he served as one of its original directors. Carl currently sits on the advisory board of BoardIQ and on the editorial board of Money Management Executive.

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Ranked by Chambers USA 11 Years in a Row

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Chambers USA, 2010 - 2021
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as a "Senior Statespeople," 2021
  • Listed in Chambers Global Guide, 2020 - 2021
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America, 2009 - 2022
  • Listed in Legal 500 US, 2006, 2009 - 2015
  • Recognized in New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, 2006 - 2020
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Fund Directions, 2013
  • Visionaries of the Modern Mutual Fund Industry, Strategic Insight, 2011
  • Independent Fund Counsel of the Year, Fund Directions, 2007

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Mutual Fund Directors Forum, Director Emeritus
  • New York County Lawyers Association, Member



Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York


  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
  • Columbia University, M.B.A.
  • Columbia University, B.A.