We form and represent venture capital funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, and real estate funds, as well as LPs in each. We have solid expertise forming and structuring master-feeder structures, including those with on-shore and off-shore feeders (we have partner law ﬁrms in all of the major tax havens); master-series funds; funds of funds; registered investment companies; and commodity pools. Our team will prepare the array of legal agreements necessary to raise and run a fund, including limited partnership/limited liability company agreements, subscription agreements, and investment management agreements, as well as private placement memoranda and marketing materials to market the fund.
Our team has the experience you need, whether your fund invests in public companies, private companies, other funds, or emerging industries such as cannabis and blockchain/cryptocurrency (we have a premier crypto fund formation practice). Our attorneys stay up-to-date on the latest regulations and court decisions that affect funds and their general partners, managers, and advisors. We ensure compliance with SEC and other U.S. laws and regulations, allowing fund managers to focus on their investment strategy. Many of our clients are emerging fund managers, who we are happy to guide through the fund launch process.
Entity formation, structuring and tax advice; preparation of offering documents and marketing materials.
Private Equity/Venture Capital Funds
Formation, transactional and regulatory representation; negotiation of side letters.
Counsel regarding blocker and feeder vehicles; selection and supervision of offshore counsel in connection with same.
Full-service counsel; legal and practical advice as to the latest regulatory concerns.
Form and advise Billioneurons, a high-impact global venture capital fund focused on disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and biotechnology, led by principals of Bizrupt, LATAM’s most active venture capital fund.
Serve as primary fund formation counsel for AngelList, a platform which facilitates venture capital investments (primarily) in early-stage companies via the formation of venture capital funds.
Representation of Savannah Fund, a seed capital fund investing in early-stage high growth technology (web and mobile) startups in sub-Saharan Africa.
Securities law counsel for Cliintel Capital Group, a Denver-based sponsor of several cannabis industry-focused venture capital funds.
Formed numerous SPVs for investment into Filecoin Simple Agreement for Future Tokens, and continued to advise the SPVs upon the Filecoin token launch and the distribution to the underlying SPV investors.
Formed and advised SPVs for investment into Alt platform.
Creation of debt venture master fund with segregated series purchasing bonds and junior and senior tokens.
U.S. legal counsel to Abakkus Growth Fund, a Category III Alternative Investment Fund registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India.
Advise the various funds of J-Ventures, which (largely) invest in early- to mid-stage technology companies which are equal- or majority-owned by Israeli-American entrepreneurs.
Acts as U.S. legal counsel for TIW Private Equity, an SME-focused, sector-agnostic buyout private equity fund.
Served as primary outside counsel to investor consortium; prepared and negotiated investment fund documentation, including private placement memorandum, limited partnership/liability company agreements, subscription agreements, and side letter.
Advise True Beacon, an Indian long-short equity fund with a zero standing-fee model.
Reviewed and negotiated side letters and revisions to fund documentation from the perspective of limited partners.
Converted a fund incorporated in Mauritius as a private limited liability company into a limited partnership in Delaware.
Representation of Eight Capital, an investment firm with offices in Connecticut and Mumbai and a focus on distressed debt and other special situation investments in India.
Setup of Cayman Islands organizational structure allowing for the pooling of investments from limited partners worldwide in order to invest in technology-enabled companies turning Africa’s most difficult challenges into global business opportunities.
Representation of Siana Capital, a Bangalore, India-based fund house that launched Deep Science India Fund, a fund registered with the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) that is focused on science and technology companies.
Prepare formation and offering materials for BR11 in its launch of a tokenized investment fund deploying capital into growth-phase technology companies in Brazil.
Prepared and negotiated formation documentation for numerous domestic investment funds.
Setup of domestic master-series to mirror offshore master-series fund structure; ongoing tax counsel and representation with regard to fund investments.
Form and advise fund investing in pegged USD stablecoins, “blue chip” cryptocurrencies, and emerging protocols.
Represent Hemisphere Ventures, an early-stage VC fund investing in pre-seed and seed technology companies.
Prepare formation and offering materials for Bridgewater Asset Group, a VC fund investing in U.S. hotel assets.
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