Private Equity & Venture Capital

Our Private Equity & Securities Practice Group offers clients a practical and comprehensive understanding of the legal needs of companies both making and receiving private equity or venture capital investments. Our attorneys have substantial experience representing private equity and venture capital funds, portfolio companies, start-up companies and management teams in connection with leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, venture financings, public offerings, executive compensation and other corporate matters. We also represent clients in connection with the organization and operation of funds, as well as, their respective management companies, and routinely represent and advise private institutional investors in connection with their investments in private equity, mezzanine, venture, hedge and other funds.

Leveraging the experience of the firm's attorneys across our Business & Corporate, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Tax, Employment and other practice areas, we act as counsel to private equity funds, portfolio companies, and management teams in all aspects of leveraged acquisitions, recapitalizations and other related private equity transactions, including, but not limited to, acquisitions and divestitures, senior and mezzanine financing, equity financing and seller financing. By leveraging the expertise of our Business & Corporate, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Tax and Employment practices, we offer clients sophisticated and creative structuring solutions for complex transactions in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Attorneys in our Private Equity and Venture Capital area have substantial experience representing venture capital investors and portfolio companies in private equity transactions from seed stage and first round investments to later stage and follow-on investments. These attorneys also advise and represent fund and portfolio company clients and private equity sponsors in connection with the formation and management of their funds, structuring private placements, securities issuances in registered and unregistered offerings, and the preparation of the various offering documents and necessary filings with various federal and state authorities. Our expertise also includes advising clients on the increasingly complex regulatory regime applicable to private funds and their sponsors. In addition, we regularly advise institutional and family office investors in connection with their investments in a variety of private funds, including, private equity and venture capital funds, hedge funds, mezzanine funds, and other private pools of capital.