INVESTMENT FUNDS

LawVisory attorneys have assisted and represented fund sponsors, fund managers, foreign investors, and local investors. We have advised and represented venture capital funds, private equity funds, real estate development funds, real property income producing funds, hedge funds, and closed-ended public securities funds. Our team has experience in fund formation, fund mergers, master and feeder fund structuring, and off-shore fund issues.

Trusted Counsel to Funds

 

LawVisory lawyers have a deep and refined understanding of the Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Investment Company Act of 1940, Investment Adviser’s Act of 1940 and fund-specific tax issues (such as UBTI, FIRPTA withholding and carried interest).

Fund Documentation Drafting & Negotiation

LawVisory has substantial experience in drafting fund documents, including the private placement memorandum (“PPM”), limited partnership agreements, operating agreements, and confidentiality agreements. We have also negotiated underlying documents such as the development agreement for a real estate development fund and the cryptocurrency acquisition agreements for a digital assets-focused investment fund.

Among other things, we advise our clients on compensation (including market rates for fund management and portfolio management services, and how to structure the waterfall provision).

 

Investor Negotiations

We assist our clients in negotiating investments into the fund, managing subscriptions and PPM controls, confirming accredited investor status, and filing the appropriate federal and state private placement filings.

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Off-Shore and Cross-Border Matters

 

LawVisory attorneys have represented domestic and foreign sponsors/ fund managers, as well as US and foreign investors on investment fund matters. We have assisted in the establishment of foreign private investment funds, Shar’iah compliant funds, and foreign master funds (with US feeder funds), among others. Our funds have spanned the Cayman Islands, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands ("BVI"), Jersey ("Channel Islands"), Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

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