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Private Funds

The global private funds practice at K&L Gates comprises more than 100 fully integrated lawyers in offices across the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Our lawyers are positioned in the world’s leading capital-market cities—from New York to London to Hong Kong—and in dynamic and rapidly growing technology and development centers, including Melbourne, Austin, Boston, Paris, Palo Alto, Pittsburgh, Research Triangle Park, Fort Worth, and Seattle.

Our private funds lawyers advise fund sponsors and investors across the full spectrum of asset classes, including private equity, real estate, venture capital, hedge, credit, infrastructure, and fund of funds on the myriad issues faced by sponsors of these private investment funds and the limited partners and other investors who invest in those funds.

Our cradle-to-grave approach provides the opportunity to see all sides of the fund world and gives us a unique understanding of the private funds lifecycle.

We couple our global, lifecycle perspective with deep industry- and sector-specific experience across many of the key industries in which today’s private funds most actively invest. This allows us to leverage our private fund lawyers with practitioners who focus on transactions, regulatory matters, and operations in distinct industries. We are committed to staying on top of market trends and cognizant of emerging nuances and developments. Industries served include:

  • Technology
  • Health Care 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Industrials and Distribution 
  • Energy 
  • Business Services 
  • Financial Services 
  • Food and Beverage 
  • Consumer 
  • Agribusiness

The group’s breadth of global experience across sectors and asset classes, as well as its sophisticated knowledge of all aspects of fund formation, transactions, and operations, allows us to see issues before they arise and to provide holistic, efficient, and practical advice to our clients—both to the funds themselves and to the investment portfolios maintained by those funds.

Areas of Practice

NameTitleOfficeContact
Partner
P +1.617.261.3104
Partner
P +61.2.9513.2356
Counsel
P +1.212.536.4816
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8173
Managing Partner, Fort Worth Office
P +1.817.347.5277
Partner
P +1.202.778.9044
Partner
P +1.843.579.5621
Partner
P +1.704.331.7533
Associate
P +1.704.331.7404
Partner
P +1.206.370.7638
Special Counsel
P +61.2.9513.2325
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8155
Partner
P +1.212.536.3964
Associate
P +1.617.951.9082
Associate
P +1.704.331.7509
Partner
P +1.843.579.5622
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 +1.206.370.8314
Partner
P +1.206.370.7633
Associate
Partner
P +852.2230.3581
Partner
P +1.206.370.8331
Of Counsel
P +1.919.743.7303
Partner
P +1.202.778.9122
Managing Partner, Washington, D.C. Office
P +1.202.778.9244
Partner
P +1.206.370.8316
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8265
Of Counsel
P +1.415.882.8199
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8186
Partner
P +1.202.778.9447
Partner
P +33.(0)1.58.44.15.49
Associate
P +1.704.331.7511
Partner
P +1.206.370.6649
Associate
P +1.312.807.4261
Partner
P +1.704.331.7483
Counsel
P +86.21.2211.2080
Associate
P +1.412.355.6449
Partner
P +1.704.331.7513
Associate
P +1.617.951.9229
Partner
P +86.10.5817.6105
Partner
P +1.302.416.7077
Partner
P +1.302.416.7071
Partner
P +1.206.370.6666
Partner
P +1.617.261.3140
Partner
P +1.843.579.5623
Partner, K&L Gates Jamka
Partner
P +1.415.882.8006
Practice Management & Strategy Partner and Practice Area Leader - Corporate
P +1.704.331.7484
Partner
P +1.206.370.7806
Partner
P +1.617.261.3163
Partner
P +1.412.355.6584
Of Counsel
P +1.617.951.9194
Partner
P +1.206.370.5834
Associate
P +1.206.370.7615
Partner
P +65.6507.8109
Partner
P +1.212.536.4045
Partner
P +61.7.3233.1216
Managing Partner, Orange County Office
P +1.949.623.3519
Partner
P +1.206.370.7675
Partner
P +1.206.370.6616
Partner
P +1.617.261.3210
Partner
P +1.704.331.7495
Partner
P +1.617.261.3154
Partner
P +61.2.9513.2365
Partner
P +886.2.2326.5173
Managing Partner, Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich Offices
P +49.(0)30.220.029.200
Associate
P +1.206.370.7864
Associate
P +1.704.331.7517
Partner
P +1.212.536.4875
Counsel
P +81.3.6205.3618
Partner
P +61.3.9640.4324
Associate
P +1.206.370.8013
Partner
P +1.212.536.4086
Associate
P +1.212.536.4020
Senior Associate
P +61.2.9513.2340
Partner
P +33(0)1.58.44.15.11
Associate
P +1.206.370.8096
Of Counsel
P +1.214.939.5535
Practice Area Leader - Litigation
P +44.(0)20.7360.8168
Counsel
P +852.2230.3587
Managing Partner, San Francisco Office
P +1.415.249.1046
Partner
P +61.3.9205.2011
Partner
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8233
Partner
P +1.212.536.4066
Partner
P +1.512.482.6836
Partner
P +1.503.226.5710
Partner
P +1.617.951.9123
Practice Area Leader - Corporate
P +1.312.807.4383
Associate
P +1.704.331.7432
Partner
P +1.202.778.9107
Partner
Partner
Associate
P +1.503.226.5742
Partner
P +1.704.331.7535
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8255
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8123
Of Counsel
P +971.4.427.2704
Partner
P +1.202.778.9473
Partner
P +1.206.370.8358
Practice Area Leader - Real Estate
P +1.843.579.5634
Partner
P +1.212.536.4085
Partner
P +1.310.552.5044
Partner
P +1.305.539.3328
Partner
P +1.202.778.9128
Partner
P +1.212.536.3942
Partner
P +1.305.539.3306
Associate
Partner
P +61.7.3233.1249
Partner
P +61.2.9513.2546
Partner
P +971.4.427.2733
Partner
P +1.704.331.7410
Partner
P +1.202.661.6221
Counsel
P +33(0)1.58.44.15.22
Partner
P +1.704.331.7446
Partner, K&L Gates Jamka
Associate
P +1.206.370.7659
Partner
P +86.10.5817.6100
Partner
P +1.212.536.3913
Partner
P +1.302.416.7076
Partner
P +3223361918
Partner
P +1.212.536.3930
Partner
P +852.2230.3583
Partner
P +1.312.807.4229
Of Counsel
P +1.305.539.3309
Partner
P +1.212.536.4024
Partner
P +1.704.331.7582
Associate
P +1.212.536.3970
Partner
P +852.2230.3528
Partner
P +1.212.536.4888
Associate
P +1.415.882.8070
Partner
P +852.2230.3533
Partner
P +852.2230.3562
Of Counsel
P +1.310.552.5071
Managing Partner, Wilmington Office
P +1.302.416.7070
Partner
P +1.206.370.8033
Partner
P +1.312.807.4208
Associate
P +49.(0)89.321.215.218
Associate
P +1.206.370.8017
Partner
P +1.919.743.7309
Associate
P +1.503.226.5787
Partner
P +1.412.355.8997
Partner
P +1.+82.0.2.2198.8701
Associate
P +1.617.951.9054
Practice Area Leader - Corporate
P +1.412.355.8687