Collins

Jeffery D. Collins

Partner
Managing Partner
Boston

I work with investment managers on setting up hedge funds, private equity funds and other private fund vehicles.

Private investment funds, in particular hedge funds and private equity funds, are the practice focus for Jeffrey Collins. He has extensive experience in the formation of both onshore and offshore fund vehicles. He also helps his diverse group of investment manager clients comply with federal and state registration and regulatory obligations. In addition to his fund formation work, he also represents some of the leading OCIOs, family offices and other institutional investors in connection with their investments, including reviewing offering materials and negotiating side letters and investment management agreements. 
 

Jeff provides the full range of services to private fund managers, and takes pride in providing creative, tailored advice. In addition to fund formation work and compliance advice, he has significant experience in structuring management companies for private fund managers in order to achieve optimal business and tax results for management. Jeff also reviews International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) agreements for his clients. He has advised a number of fund managers based outside the United States on U.S. regulatory, securities and tax matters.

In addition to his private funds practice, Jeff is the co-managing partner of Foley Hoag. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the firm’s day-to-day operations and implementing its long-term strategic plan – to continue to be an elite firm that attracts world class diverse talent focused on providing superior service to our client base.
 

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • Brown University, B.A., 1992

Bar and Court Admissions

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Massachusetts 

Experience

FUND FORMATION
  • Acadian Asset Management on hedge fund formation and other matters
  • AJOVista on hedge fund formation and other matters
  • East Grove Capital on hedge fund formation and other matters
  • Kaname Capital on hedge fund formation and other matters
  • Lansing Capital on hedge fund formation and other matters
  • OLP Capital Management on hedge fund formation and other matters
  • ShawSpring Partners on hedge fund formation and other matters
INVESTOR-SIDE
  • Cambridge Associates with respect to investments into 3rd party funds and the negotiation of investment management agreements
  • Two family offices in connection with their investments into 3rd party funds. 
  • Hirtle, Callaghan & Co with respect to fund of fund formation and investments into 3rd party funds
  • Partners Capital with respect to fund of fund formation and investments into 3rd party funds
  • An endowment style “manager of managers” including in connection with setting up multiple funds of funds and reviewing investments into multiple 3rd party funds

Honors & Involvement

HONORS
  • Ranked by Chambers USA as one of Massachusetts' leading Hedge & Mutual Fund Lawyers (2010-2022)
  • Listed multiple times in Euromoney's Expert Guides as a Leading Investment Funds Lawyer 

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, PWC’s Asset Management Atrium Illumination Series, September 2016
  • Panelist, Goldman Sachs Boston Fund CFO Forum, March 2014
  • Panelist, “New Regulations for MA Public Pension plans Retaining Investment Managers,” Massachusetts PERAC Emerging Issues Forum, September 2013
  • Panelist, "The Security of Your Assets," Hirtle Callaghan & Co. Investment Conference, April 2009
  • Panelist, "Administration and Operations Issues for Hedge Funds," Maples and Calder Investment Funds Forum, February 2008
  • Speaker, "The Systemic Risk of Hedge Funds," University of Pennsylvania - Rodney L. White Center - Frontiers of Investing Conference, December 2006