Watts Capital hires Kara F. Sweet as General Counsel and Managing Director

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Kara Sweet is joining Watts Capital to drive the Firm's hedge fund, private equity, real estate and direct investment practice.

Kara is joining Watts Capital at an exciting time as we continue to grow our client base and match them with exceptional investment opportunities.

Watts Capital Group, LLC (http://www.wattscapital.com), a leading provider of wealth management services, alternative investments and investment banking, announces the hiring of Kara F. Sweet as General Counsel and Managing Director. In her capacity, Kara will oversee the legal and compliance activities of each of the firm’s businesses. She will also have business line responsibility in the firm’s Alternatives and Direct Investment businesses, which focuses on hedge funds, private equity, real estate and direct investments innovative companies.

“I am very pleased to have Kara join our team of highly talented professionals,” said Thomas W. Watts IV, founder and CEO. “Kara will help further the firm’s goals of independence, expertise, integrity and client focus. Her broad legal background will help us streamline the business and expand our capability to handle our clients’ multi-faceted needs. Kara is joining Watts Capital at an exciting time as we continue to grow our client base and match them with exceptional investment opportunities.”    

Prior to joining Watts Capital, Ms. Sweet was engaged in private practice as a general commercial litigator for 15 years, most recently as Special Counsel at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, where she practiced under her maiden name Kara F. Headley. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants with an emphasis on securities matters. As General Counsel, she will bring her skills to the firm in negotiating contracts, handling employment matters, avoiding litigation and ensuring regulatory compliance. As Managing Director, she will attract new investment opportunities and use her contacts to expand Watts Capital’s client base.

Ms. Sweet received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark and B.A. from Vanderbilt University. Ms. Sweet has been honored by her peers and clients as a Rising Star by New York Superlawyers for the past 5 years.

About Watts Capital
Watts Capital is a financial services company dedicated to helping our clients achieve their financial objectives, whether they are highly successful individuals, affluent families, family offices, or institutional investors. The firm provides comprehensive financial planning, investment management, trust & estate planning, and charitable giving counsel through its SEC-registered investment adviser Watts Capital Partners, LLC. The firm places alternative and direct investments through its FINRA member broker dealer Watts Capital, LLC. More information is available at http://www.wattscapital.com .

Tom Watts, CEO

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