Fund Formation

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Fund Formation2016-12-28T23:08:56-04:00

We regularly advise clients on the formation, operation and regulation of private funds. We provide services to a broad range of advisors, investors and funds, including private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, and venture capital funds throughout a fund’s lifecycle. We provide specialized fund formation services with an emphasis on the following key areas:

  • Advise clients on investment objectives, formulating fund structure and defining risks associated with those objectives and structures
  • Prepare Private Offering Memoranda, Limited Partnership Agreements, Operating Agreements, and Subscription Documentation
  • Advise clients on fund structure, compensation structure, liquidity terms, valuation procedures, and subscription methods
  • Advise clients on investor qualifications and suitability
  • Prepare Investment Advisory Contract between investment manager and fund
  • Review Custody Agreement and/or prime broker agreements with broker dealers
  • Advise clients on marketing in compliance with Regulation D private offering exemption (general solicitation and general advertising issues)
  • Advise clients on state and federal laws affecting funds including broker-dealer regulations, ERISA, the Commodity Exchange Act, tax matters, the Investment Advisors Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940
  • Prepare SEC Form D and “blue sky” filings on an ongoing basis for funds
  • Assist fund managers with SEC and State investment adviser registration as required
  • Assist in establishing relationships with fund administrators, accountants, custodians, prime brokers and other service providers