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Ross Oliver

Partner & General Counsel

Ross Oliver is a partner of the firm and the general counsel. He leads the firm’s legal and compliance functions.


Ross Oliver joined Crestview in 2011 and is a partner and the general counsel of the firm. Ross advises on fund formation, acquisitions and sales of investments, tax structuring, litigation, regulatory compliance and all other legal matters affecting the firm and its funds. Ross served on the boards of directors of Crestview portfolio companies Arxis Capital Group, Cumulus Media (chairman of the audit committee) and Industrial Media. He joined Crestview from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP where he was a member of the investment management and capital markets groups and served as outside counsel to Crestview. Ross clerked for federal district Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga after graduating first in his class from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he received a J.D., summa cum laude, and was an editor of the law review. Ross began his career as a certified public accountant and has an M.S. in taxation from American University and a B.B.A., summa cum laude, from Eastern Michigan University where he was a presidential scholar. Ross is active in the private investment industry and serves on the board of the American Investment Council, the industry’s advocacy and resource organization in Washington, D.C. He is admitted to the bar of New York and is a member of the New York City Bar Association.