We help managers, sponsors and limited partners of mid-market investment funds to navigate the full scope of the legal challenges they face, from formation and capitalization to operations and acquisition and disposition of fund assets. We advise players in all asset classes, including private equity, venture capital, real estate, credit, hedge funds, cannabis, and others. With a rapidly expanding international investment fund management practice, we are experienced in helping our clients to form and operate funds with complex structures that meet the needs of both domestic and foreign investors.
Our attorneys are well versed in all of the regulatory and registration considerations that fund sponsors and managers must take into account, including under the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, the Securities Act and other U.S. securities law matters, pay to play, lobbying laws, FCPA and AML compliance, placement agent arrangements, and other broker-dealer activities. In addition, we understand the complex ways in which regulatory issues intersect with tax considerations, especially for our clients with managers or investors located outside of the United States. Our attorneys have significant experience advising our multinational investment fund clients in the design and implementation of tax-efficient global finance and trading/distribution structures, and in connection with U.S. and foreign tax audits and controversies.