Investment Funds

The heart of the law firm’s practice is investment funds.  We represent venture capital funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, and real estate funds, as well as LPs in each.  We have formed hundreds of funds, of all different shapes and sizes.  We have solid expertise forming and structuring master-feeder structures, including those with on-shore and off-shore feeders  (we have partner law firms in all of the major tax havens); funds of funds; registered investment companies; and commodity pools.  Our team will prepare the array of legal agreements necessary to raise and run a fund, including limited partnership/limited liability company agreements, subscription agreements, and investment management agreements, as well as private placement memoranda and marketing materials to market the fund.  Whether your fund invests in public companies, other funds, private companies, or emerging industries such as the cannabis and blockchain/cryptocurrency industries, our team has the experience you need.  Our attorneys stay up-to-date on the latest regulations and court decisions that affect funds and their general partners, managers, and advisors.  We ensure compliance with SEC and other U.S. laws and regulations, allowing fund managers to focus on their investment strategy.

Fund formation and ongoing legal compliance for venture capital funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, and real estate funds

Limited Partner Representation

Investment Advisers and Exempt Reporting Advisers registration and ongoing compliance

Drafting and negotiation of Non-Disclosure Agreements, particularly for private equity funds

Preparation and negotiation of Side Letters, with particular expertise in negotiating with (or on behalf of) institutional investors

Advice relating to all aspects of securities laws and regulations applicable to investment funds

Serve as primary fund formation counsel for AngelList, a platform which facilitates venture capital investments (primarily) in early-stage companies via the formation of venture capital funds

Prepare formation and offering materials for Kubera Venture Capital, an early-stage venture investment firm

Prepare formation and offering materials for Block26, a hybrid of a VC fund and a hedge fund investing in digital assets

Structuring private fund for Avenify, a marketplace lending platform for income sharing agreements

U.S. legal counsel to Abakkus Growth Fund, a Category III Alternative Investment Fund registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India

U.S. legal counsel for TIW Private Equity, an India-based SME-focused, sector-agnostic buyout private equity fund

Represent Ingressive Capital, LP, a Silicon Valley-backed venture fund that invests in early-stage technology companies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Prepare formation and offering materials for BR11 in its launch of a tokenized investment fund deploying capital into growth-phase technology companies in Brazil

Represent Cliintel Capital Group, a Denver-based sponsor of several cannabis industry-focused venture capital funds

Prepared and negotiated formation documentation for numerous domestic investment funds

Prepared documents for Cayman and BVI master-feeder funds

Prepared and reviewed non-disclosure agreements on behalf of major private equity firms in the United States and Canada

Prepared finder’s fee agreements for private equity firms

Served as primary outside counsel to investor consortium; prepared and negotiated investment fund documentation, including private placement memorandum, limited partnership/liability company agreements, subscription agreements, and side letters

Reviewed and negotiated side letters and revisions to fund documentation from the perspective of limited partners

Represented FinTech company in formation of a fund for its customers

Represent Hippocrates Ventures, a physician-funded social impact venture capital fund focused on investing in digital therapeutics

Represent Bengal Capital, a venture capital firm investing in cannabis industries, in fund formation and making portfolio investments

Represent founder of The Raba Partnership, an investment firm focused on partnering with founders in emerging technology ecosystems across Africa

Represent Nameless Ventures, a Chicago-based early-stage investor

Prepare formation and offering materials for Bridgewater Asset Group, a VC fund investing in U.S. hotel assets

Formation of multiple special purpose vehicles for 8090 Venture Investments, LLC

Preparation of numerous venture partner and other personnel- and advisor-related agreements

Represent Hemisphere Ventures, an early-stage VC fund investing in pre-seed and seed technology companies