Many of our investors seek tax-efficient investments and invest through our Funds. We also manage several institutional funds that do not qualify for tax reliefs but which we co-invest with our tax-efficient funds on the same terms.
Our attorneys counsel a wide range of clients, including sponsors, investment managers, public and private pension plans, broker-dealers, investment advisers, custodians, and other financial industry service providers. At Venture Capital, we have considerable experience on issues impacting these clients and others with significant fiduciary obligations that may be specified by state or local statutes.
In addition to serving as fund counsel, our practice covers the full range of legal services required to operate a private investment fund or pooled investment vehicle throughout its entire life cycle. We have an active practice in secondary market transactions in fund interests, working for sellers and buyers.
Venture Capital lawyers have represented fund clients across a broad spectrum of private equity fund and other private fund matters, including the following:
- Fund Types: buyout; growth equity; real estate; venture capital; infrastructure credit; mezzanine; special opportunity; secondary market transactions; fund of funds; feeder funds; co-investment; distressed debt; and pledge funds/seeding arrangements
- Investment Focus/Sector: energy; financial services/banking/insurance; life sciences; healthcare; education; technology; agriculture; mining/natural resources; and consumer
- Geographic Focus: global; North America/US; Europe; Latin America (including Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Mexico); Asia (including China); Africa; and the emerging markets
- Fund Legal Services: fund formation; investor (LP) representations; secondary market transactions; co-investment transactions; general partner/investment manager formation and structuring; fund regulatory and compliance matters; and fund administration