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K&L Gates’ Hedge Fund, Venture Fund, and Private Fund practice represents a full range of U.S. domestic and non-U.S. funds in all aspects of their organization, funding, operations, and extraordinary transactions. Approximately 20 of our partners and of counsel, and a substantial number of associates, devote a significant portion of their time to hedge fund, venture fund, and other private fund matters. Our clients include general partners, managing members and managers of hedge funds, venture funds, private equity funds (including leveraged buyout funds and distressed securities or “vulture” funds), offshore mutual funds, U.S. domestic and non-U.S. equity and debt funds, arbitrage funds, real estate funds, “principal-protected” funds, and various other private funds, as well as the funds themselves and significant fund investors. We work with fund sponsors, advisers, distributors, key investors, and similar participants, as well as custodians, administrators, prime brokers, and other private fund service providers.

Our work involves virtually all aspects of the fund business.  We advise on organization, structuring, fund-raising, compensation, distribution, trading, e-commerce, and other issues.  We are also frequently called on to assist clients with various “business” issues, such as identifying current market and best practices, evaluating fee and distribution structures, evaluating agreements with service providers, and operational matters. In addition, we often assist managers in structuring employment and compensation arrangements both for themselves and their employees and advise them on tax planning.

We counsel fund managers on the regulatory aspects of their businesses and operations. We help our clients to address the many issues presented in the rapidly evolving regulatory environment in the United States, Europe and Asia, including investment adviser registration and regulation, the effects of other securities laws, futures and derivatives regulation, and ERISA and tax issues.

We represent all segments of this industry and evaluate fund documents for institutional investors seeking alternative investments. Our clients include major fund managers, Wall Street and international investment banking firms, brokerage firms, mutual fund and institutional management firms, banks and bank holding companies, insurance companies, family offices, government agencies, pension funds, universities, and endowments. 

Our clients come to us from across the United States. We have also represented fund managers with respect to funds offered, sold, and/or organized in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.  Our London office advises London-based hedge fund managers and those looking to market funds into the U.K. and EU and/or domicile funds in an EU jurisdiction. We regularly assist non-U.S. managers to establish London operations. In Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore, we regularly counsel money managers in fund structuring and distribution issues, including obtaining authorizations for onshore and offshore funds, advisers, and distributors, or the availability of exemptions.

As a full-service law firm, we offer resources in a number of areas that may be important for private funds, from employment law to tax to telecom.

Areas of Practice

NameTitleOfficeContact
Partner
P +1.617.261.3104
Partner
P +1.202.778.9886
Counsel
P +1.212.536.4816
Associate
P +1.617.951.9082
Partner
P +61.3.9640.4338
Partner
P +1.415.882.8032
Chairman of the Management Committee, Practice Area Leader - Financial Services
P +1.617.261.3133
Partner
P +1.206.370.7633
Associate
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8265
Of Counsel
P +1.415.882.8199
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8186
Counsel
P +86.21.2211.2080
Associate
P +1.617.951.9229
Partner
P +1.302.416.7077
Partner
P +1.302.416.7071
Partner
P +1.617.261.3140
Partner
P +1.415.882.8006
Partner
P +1.617.261.3163
Of Counsel
P +1.617.951.9194
Associate
P +1.206.370.7615
Partner
P +1.617.261.3210
Partner
P +1.617.261.3154
Partner
P +1.202.778.9477
Associate
P +1.919.743.7353
Counsel
P +81.3.6205.3618
Partner
P +61.3.9640.4324
Associate
P +1.206.370.8013
Senior Associate
P +61.2.9513.2340
Managing Partner, San Francisco Office
P +1.415.249.1046
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8233
Partner
P +1.617.951.9123
Partner
P +1.202.778.9107
Partner
Managing Partner, Charlotte Office
P +1.704.331.7535
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8123
Partner
P +1.202.778.9473
Partner
P +1.206.370.8358
Partner
P +1.617.261.3246
Partner
P +1.202.778.9324
Partner
P +1.206.370.8369
Partner
P +61.2.9513.2546
Partner
P +1.302.416.7076
Partner
P +3223361918
Partner
P +1.212.536.4024
Associate
P +1.212.536.3970
Partner
P +852.2230.3528
Partner
P +1.212.536.4888
Associate
P +1.415.882.8070
Of Counsel
P +1.310.552.5071
Managing Partner, Wilmington Office
P +1.302.416.7070
Practice Area Leader - Corporate
P +1.412.355.8687
Partner
P +1.617.261.3231
Partner
P +1.202.778.9059
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Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds
Funds of private equity funds offered by U.S. national bank, including advice regarding Volcker Rule issues.
Representation of a number of real estate funds investing in a number of areas including global real estate, certain market segments (including distressed mortgages and debt investing), real estate-related investment multifamily investments, and others. Our fund managers invest both in the U.S. and from global platforms.
Three Cayman Islands companies that invest in infrastructure, telecommunications, and energy projects; one invests solely in China, one in Korea, and one in the Philippines.
Two related Delaware limited partnerships that invest in power projects in Latin America (we represented a significant investor that is a multilateral investment institution).
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A fund that invests in positions based on data licensed from an Internet usage measurement company.