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Real estate funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds, natural resources funds and more. Few firms offer the breadth of practice that we bring to private fund services. We understand the issues specific to different types of funds and offer advice that comes from a wealth of experience across industries.

Goodwin Procter’s private investment funds attorneys work in all the key industries, raising domestic and international funds ranging from less than $25 million to over $10 billion. This broad perspective offers clients access to cutting-edge developments and current market terms.

In our practice, 30 attorneys are focused specifically on the needs of private investment fund managers and investors. We handle every stage in the life cycle, and we provide fund managers with the sophisticated level of counsel required for forming, advising and operating private investment funds. Within fund formation, we take a creative approach, starting with not only the specific objectives of a particular fund but also an assessment of how the fund fits within the client’s broader business goals. We then help fund managers determine the best structure and terms to achieve those goals.   

As part of our strategic fund advising process, we counsel fund managers and investors on market terms and conditions and provide a wide range of legal expertise.  Clients rely on us for:

  • Innovative tax planning and fund structures
  • State-of-the-art documentation
  • Securities law expertise
  • Ongoing compliance programs
  • Profit sharing and other compensation plans
  • Investment Advisers Act and Investment Company Act compliance
  • Banking and other financial services expertise

We’re also known for creating innovative fund structures that accomplish client goals and meet the unique tax, regulatory and other requirements that can arise for non-U.S. investors and funds that invest outside the U.S.

Attorneys in our practice work in interdisciplinary teams to provide counsel at every stage of a fund, drawing on the collective knowledge and experience of our firm’s tax, securities, ERISA, banking and other financial services practices.

Our clients are well-served by our legal expertise and our understanding of their business needs. Find out more about our comprehensive approach in real estate private investment funds, hedge funds and private equity.

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