Private Equity and Venture Capital
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We represent institutional and high net worth investors, corporations, general and limited partnerships, entrepreneurs and management groups in diverse private equity financing transactions and organizational and operational matters of commercial concerns. The private equity funds which we represent include venture capital, growth, buy-out, and special situations funds, and fund of funds, both domestic and offshore, and cross-border investment transactions. Our representation includes regulatory matters relating to financial institutions including the Bank Holding Company Act and regulations relating to equity investments, Federal Reserve Regulations relating to passive and merchant banking investments, Community Redevelopment Act, and Regulation W. We also handle regulatory matters relating to investment transactions including Investment Company Act exemptions and compliance, Securities Act exemptions (Regulation D and Section 4(2)), Rules 144 and 145, and Exchange Act reporting tax-related issues, Investment Advisors Act compliance and exemptions, Patriot Act compliance, state blue sky compliance, ERISA issues, and partnership restructurings and bankruptcy.
We have represented companies in service, manufacturing, food, telecommunications, and retail and mail-order businesses. We handle a variety of commercial matters for our clients including organization, securities offerings, and ongoing corporate, partnership and limited liability company matters. Commercial transactions include mergers and acquisitions, shareholder and employment agreements, licensing, trademark applications, and Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) applications and compliance.