michaelMichael Rasmussen, Esq.

Senior Consultant

Michael is a senior consultant with SCA. He has provided legal and compliance consulting services to investment advisers, private fund managers and broker-dealers through his own firm and two major compliance consulting firms since 2014. Michael has also served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for several established investment advisory firms (each with more than $1 billion in AUM). During his consulting career, Michael has guided the creation and registration of over 100 registered investment advisory firms (both at the state and SEC levels) and has provided ongoing legal and compliance services to many more investment advisory firms, including private fund managers. He began his career in the securities industry as a regulator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). 

When he’s not serving his clients, Michael enjoys spending time outdoors in the beautiful South Florida sunshine. An avid (but slow) long-distance runner, he also enjoys quiet time with a good chess game or a compelling book. In addition, he is an active English tutor with, and sits on the Board of, the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. 


  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2012
  • Nova Southeastern University, Bachelor of Arts, 2010


  • Florida Bar Association
  • FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 65 Registrations