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Investment Management

Hedge Funds, Venture Funds and Other Private Funds

  • Overview

We have significant experience in organizing and representing domestic and offshore hedge funds, venture funds, and other private funds, and fund sponsors.

Our services include:

Organization and Structure

  • Organization of entities, including preparation of organizational materials such as state filings, operating agreements and partnership agreements
  • Advice on avoiding investment company status under the Investment Company Act of 1940
  • Advice regarding qualification of investors and structuring issues regarding permitted investors
  • Negotiation and documentation of agreements with fund service providers, including investment advisers/fund sponsors, administrators and broker-dealers
  • Advice on investment adviser exemptions, licensing and compliance issues for the fund sponsor
  • Consultations and advice on product development and structure, including performance fee and management fee structures
  • Tax planning and advice
  • Advice on securities law requirements relating to general advertising and solicitation
  • Advice regarding issues under the Commodity Exchange Act, including commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor registration and exemptions
  • Review of prime broker arrangements

Offering Documentation

  • Preparation of private placement memorandum, subscription agreement, purchaser questionnaire and related documents
  • Preparation and filing of SEC Form D and state filings

Compliance

  • Advice on general compliance and legal issues arising under state and federal securities laws
  • Preparation and review of compliance procedures

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