• University of Virginia – Juris Doctor
    • Teaching Assistant – Commercial Law in The McIntire School of Commerce
  • University of Virginia – Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, American Government major
  • The Bar Association of the City of New York
  • Eta Alumni, Incorporated – Member of the Board of Directors
  • Manager and Member of LLC for the historical preservation of a building in Charlottesville, VA
  • Chaired Class Networking Committee of the Alumni Association of the University of Virginia
  • Former Little League baseball and Greenwich Basketball Association coach
  • New York State Bar

Tony LaCivita is a corporate securities attorney with more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and global capital markets. As a business lawyer, Tony has executed a wide range of complex transactions and created financial products and solutions for some of the world’s leading financial institutions and corporate clients.

Prior to joining the Forrest Firm, Tony was a Managing Director with Patomak Global Partners, a regulatory compliance consulting firm, where he advised broker-dealers and investment funds on compliance policies and procedures and regulatory investigations and orders. Previously, Tony was a senior lawyer in various legal, compliance, and business positions at Credit Suisse in New York and London. He was a FINRA-qualified registered representative and principal with supervisory responsibilities in fixed income sales and trading, and a portfolio manager in the asset management division, where he managed a pool of distressed assets and special situations investments.

Before joining Credit Suisse, Tony was Managing Director and General Counsel of GE Capital’s registered broker-dealer and capital markets group, a Director at Nomura Securities International, where he was general counsel of its U.S. investment advisory subsidiaries, and counsel to the investment banking and structured finance divisions. He was also general counsel to a private specialty finance company. Tony began his career as a corporate finance associate at Brown & Wood, a New York law firm, now part of Sidley & Austin.

Tony’s unparalleled expertise benefits Forrest Firm clients in a wide range of matters in his of-counsel role with the Firm’s Capital Markets/Fund Formation practice group.

Tony earned a B.A. with Distinction from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from The University’s School of Law. He is active in University alumni and fundraising activities as a member of the Board of Directors of Eta Alumni, Inc., and Chairman of the Class Reunions Networking Committee. He recently completed the fundraising, historical preservation tax credit financing, and project development for the restoration of an historical property in Charlottesville, Virginia.

*Licensed in New York. Not licensed in North Carolina.