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Fund Formation

ArentFox Schiff’s fund formation team represents buyout, real estate, private debt, insurance, and venture capital funds, as well as funds of funds. We provide legal solutions to our clients as they form and launch their funds.

Working across our offices in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC, and San Francisco, we provide our private fund clients with comprehensive and innovative legal solutions in the fund formation and investment management space. Like our clients, we take a multi-disciplinary approach to our work, organizing ourselves into service teams dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of each client. In addition to delivering cost efficiencies, this approach allows us to bring particular — and relevant — industry expertise to our engagements.

We understand that our private fund clients’ reputations are perhaps their most valuable currency and that our actions affect them. Our deep and longstanding relationships in the private fund community reflect our demonstrated ability to respond quickly to our clients' needs and vigorously represent their interests, while preserving their invaluable relationships with co-investors, lenders, and management teams.

Our clients include private equity, hedge, venture capital, real estate, evergreen, reinsurance, and other funds. We assist clients in the following areas:

  • Fund formation, regulatory, structuring, and issuance of securities
  • Latest deal terms, trends, and industry best practices
  • M&A, divestitures, and innovative financing
  • On-shore and off-shore structuring
  • US regulatory counseling and compliance
  • Investment and exit strategies
  • Bespoke fund structures and unique economic arrangements

A firm-wide depth of practice in tax, securities laws, ERISA, and real estate, allows us to address the many complexities of organizing these funds and other investment vehicles with creative, strategically appropriate solutions.

We also offer a significant depth of experience in such industries as real estate, finance, insurance, government contracts, technology, consumer products, infrastructure and construction, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and the service sector.