Naim Culhaci advises clients on matters involving broker-dealer, investment adviser, and securities market regulation, particularly within the fintech industry.

Mr. Culhaci leverages a comprehensive knowledge of the financial regulatory landscape to guide investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, alternative trading systems, digital asset intermediaries, transfer agents, service providers to the securities industry, and emerging companies on a wide range of broker-dealer regulatory matters, including:

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) membership applications
  • FINRA and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance enforcement
  • Mergers and acquisition transactions
  • Financing transactions
  • Cross-border broker-dealer activities and extra-jurisdictional implications
  • FINRA and SEC rule changes and developments

He forges trusted relationships with clients to understand their business needs and crafts solutions that help to mitigate risk while achieving their objectives.

Mr. Culhaci also guides institutional money managers and other investors with respect to Securities Exchange Act of 1934 reporting requirements, including filing of Forms 13H and 13F. He regularly provides financial institutions, corporate, and other clients with regulatory advice relating to equities market regulation compliance.

He is member of SIFMA and serves on the ABA Business Law Section’s Subcommittee on Trading and Markets. A recognized thought leader, Mr. Culhaci also frequently writes on new regulations.

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, University of Texas School of Law, 2014
    with honors
  • BA, Columbia University, 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Turkish