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Private Capital & Investment Funds

ArentFox Schiff is a trusted advisor for investment fund sponsors and their investors. Our broad client base ranges from start-ups to multibillion-dollar companies.

Our Focus

We take a multidisciplinary approach to each engagement and make it a priority to understand the specific opportunities and challenges facing our clients. From investment inception to exit strategy, we understand the issues that investment fund sponsors and their investors encounter in this challenging economic environment. That’s why investment managers, sponsors, and investors rely on us for private equity, hedge fund, and venture capital fund formation – particularly in the finance, infrastructure, and real estate markets.

Our team is highly skilled, nimble, and focused. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness, availability, and quality of our cost-effective services. Our attorneys have significant in-house and outside counsel experience regarding the regulation, structuring, and issuance of securities by US and offshore investment funds, and we can advise on the latest deal terms, trends, and industry best practices.

Clients rely on us for ongoing advice regarding the development and execution of investment and exit strategies and the creation of value through acquisitions, divestitures, and innovative financing techniques. We focus on the representation of buyout firms targeting middle-market companies, both domestic and international. We also provide regulatory counseling and compliance measures, particularly on Dodd-Frank, the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act, and the Commodity Exchange Act, as well as guidance on the Investment Advisors Act and Investment Company Act.

Our attorneys provide financial, transactional, corporate, securities, tax, real estate, health care, restructuring, and litigation legal services in both the United States and abroad. In addition, we are committed to helping social enterprises, micro-finance lenders, and impact investment funds focused on the US and the emerging markets to access philanthropic as well as for-profit institutional, high net worth, and family office capital to achieve their business and social impact objectives. We also serve as outside general counsel to a variety of middle-market companies and are well-equipped to advise clients on matters involving the organization and structure of new businesses, joint ventures, acquisitions and sales, and reorganizations.

As a relationship-oriented firm, our services extend beyond simply assisting clients with their immediate legal matters, but also helping clients forecast and identify possible future issues. Further, our extensive relationships and network in the investment fund industry are beneficial in generating deal opportunities for our clients.

How We Help

  • Fund formation, regulatory, structuring, and issuance of securities
  • Investment and exit strategies
  • 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