Our clients view us as an essential ingredient of their success. The firm’s extensive experience in working with investment funds, private investors and investment fund-backed companies means that we often can protect and advance our clients’ interests in ways other firms cannot.

Having represented investment funds and issuers for over 20 years in non-control investments, leveraged buyouts, distressed transactions and high-risk venture transactions, we have seen many of the difficulties funds and companies encounter over time. This enables us to identify and anticipate many potential pitfalls, and we have developed legal techniques to better protect clients as a result. We make it a point to proactively incorporate our experience and learning into our practice, while always maintaining focus on the fundamental economics.

The firm regularly represents clients in transactions with issuers and companies represented by top Wall Street law firms. It is not uncommon for our representation of an investment fund in a particular portfolio company financing to result in the request for our representation of that portfolio company after the financing has closed.

The firm regularly represents clients in private equity and venture capital transactions, including:

  • Equity and Debt Investments: Purchases and issuances of convertible preferred equity and secured or unsecured convertible notes.
  • Bridge or Early Stage Financings: Purchases of short-term convertible notes or “SAFE” securities.
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures: Acquisitions of control positions, exits and recapitalizations.
  • Fund Formation, Complex Partnerships and Joint Ventures: Highly structured pooled investment vehicles for investment funds, holding companies and operating companies, representing sponsors and limited partners; multi-layered and series partnerships and limited liability companies and sophisticated joint ventures.
  • Distressed Financing and Secured Lending: Secured lending transactions with security interests, pledges, guarantees, subordinations and confessions of judgment.