Our Team
Legal & Compliance


Andrew M. Fishman
Associate General Counsel

Andrew joined the Firm in 1997 and currently serves as an Associate General Counsel, with over thirty years of experience. He is also the Chief Compliance Officer of Kinetics Mutual Funds, Inc., a series of registered mutual funds managed by Kinetics Asset Management LLC. Previously, Andrew worked at Bankers Trust Company after starting his career with a law firm. †He holds a BA from the University of Michigan and a JD from Columbia University School of Law.


Russell Grimaldi
Associate General Counsel

Russ joined the Firm in 2005 and currently serves as an Associate General Counsel. He has significant experience with the rules and regulations governing the investment management industry, and supports all functions of the Legal and Compliance Department. †Russ is also a member of several of the Firmís operating committees. Previously, Russ worked in the Government Affairs department of a law firm where he was responsible for drafting whitepapers on securities regulation legislation. Russ holds a BA in Legal Studies from Quinnipiac University (cum laude) and a JD from Albany Law School, where he was a member of the International Law and Patent Law Societies.


Jay Kesslen
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Jay joined the Firm in 1999 and currently serves as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and is the Assistant Secretary of the Board. Jay is responsible for managing all legal and compliance matters for the Firm. Jay is also the Firmís Anti-Money Laundering Officer and serves as Vice President and Assistant Secretary for the Kinetics Mutual Funds, Inc., a series of U.S. mutual funds managed by Kinetics Asset Management LLC. He also serves as General Counsel for FRMO Corp. Jay holds a BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh (cum laude) and a JD from Albany Law School.


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