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Wes Barnes


Wes has practiced as an attorney in the alternative investment fund space since 2018. He primarily advises U.S. and non-U.S. fund managers and commodity pool operators in the areas of fund formation and compliance. Wes also has significant experience in other investment-related matters such as investment adviser registration, CPO/CTA registration, and managed account platforms.

In addition to working with traditional private investment fund managers, Wes specializes in counselling digital asset fund managers and investment advisers. He has helped launch numerous digital asset funds and guided many digital asset fund managers through the complex issues that arise in both the U.S. and non-U.S. regulatory environments.

Wes lives in Roswell with his wife and son. He enjoys supporting mediocre sports teams and the occasional round of golf. 


Every client’s situation is different, and attorneys need to be able to see the big picture and the minutiae to properly address each situation. I take an analytical and deliberate approach to ensure each relevant matter, big or small, is properly addressed for my clients so they can focus on efficiently running their operations.


Wes has been our go-to legal counsel for our private funds for some time now, and we couldn’t be happier with his service. His response time is excellent, he cares about his clients and he provides tailored advice that demonstrates he really understands our unique needs and circumstances.

—Todd Pence CFA, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Virtera Partners