Ford

Tiffany Ann Ford

Counsel
Boston

I love advising institutional investors with respect to their investments in a broad range of private investment funds.

Tiffany Ford has extensive experience representing institutional investors in connection with their investments in private funds, funds of one and managed accounts across a broad spectrum of asset classes ranging from traditional venture capital, private equity, hedge and real estate strategies to less traditional strategies such as cleantech, litigation finance and tangible assets, among others. 

Tiffany advises a broad range of institutional investors including government pension funds, outsourced investment offices, U.S. and foreign family offices, investment consultants, funds of funds, insurance companies, university endowments, private foundations, ERISA and non-ERISA benefit plans, and other sophisticated investors. Tiffany has deep knowledge of the global private investment market and is able to identify and resolve the business, economic, legal and tax issues that are important to different types of institutional investors.

Tiffany also has significant expertise advising investment advisers with respect to the formation and operation of both onshore and offshore hedge funds, private equity funds and various other types of alternative investment funds. In addition, she counsels a diverse group of U.S. and non-U.S. investment advisers on compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements, including compliance with the Investment Advisers Act, the Investment Company Act and the Commodity Exchange Act. Tiffany regularly assists investment advisers with the formulation and implementation of compliance policies and procedures and provides advice with respect to current regulatory developments. She also advises startup investment managers in the structuring and formation of management companies.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2001
  • University of Utah, B.S., Psychology, B.S., Sociology and minor in Criminology, magna cum laude, 1997

Bar and Court Admissions

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Colorado

Experience

  • A west coast state pension fund with respect to the structuring, negotiation and documentation of various investments in U.S. and non-U.S. private funds in the private equity, timber, agriculture, mining and construction materials space, with each investment in an amount of at least $200 million. Investments are often bespoke opportunities or club deals
  • Cambridge Associates, a leading U.S. outsourced investment office and investment consultant, and a number of its institutional clients in connection with investments in private equity, venture capital and hedge funds
  • Hirtle Callaghan, a leading U.S. outsourced chief investment office with respect to compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements, the formation and operation of onshore and offshore private equity and hedge funds, and private fund and managed account investments made by various U.S. taxable, non-U.S. and U.S. tax-exempt clients of Hirtle Callaghan in a wide range of asset classes
  • Partners Capital, a leading U.S. outsourced investment office, with respect to compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements, the formation and operation of onshore and offshore private equity and hedge funds, and private fund and managed account investments made by various U.S. taxable, non-U.S. and U.S. tax-exempt clients of Partners Capital in a wide range of asset classes.  
  • Davis Capital, a U.S. family office, with respect to compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements, private fund formation and operation, and the structuring, negotiation and documentation of multiple private fund investments in various asset classes, including as the anchor investor, and seed investments in investment managers. 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and its ERISA plan with respect to multiple private fund investments in the real estate space
  • Ultra Capital in the formation and operation of multiple funds that invest in clean energy infrastructure projects
  • Appian Way, a private fund manager that invests in the energy space, with respect to private fund formation and operation, and the formulation and implementation of compliance policies and procedures in compliance with the Commodity Exchange Act
  • WindSail Capital, a private fund manager, with respect to the formation and operation of private funds with a “master-feeder” structure that originate loans to cleantech companies

Honors & Involvement

HONORS
  • Chambers USA - Massachusetts: Hedge & Mutual Funds (2014-2015)
  • Super Lawyers - “Rising Star” in business law, 2005
  • Note Editor, Boston University Law Review, Boston University School of Law, 2000-2001
  • Recipient of Dean’s Award for Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Boston University School of Law, 1999-2000
  • Recipient of Dean’s Award for Uniform Commercial Code, Boston University School of Law, 2000-2001
  • Recipient of Dean’s Award for Professional Responsibility, Boston University School of Law, 2000-2001
INVOLVEMENT 
  • American University Washington College of Law, Adjunct Professor of U.S. Business Law during 2009 Fall Semester
  • 100 Women in Finance, DC Metro Education Committee Member and DC Representative on National Scholarship Committee from 2008 to 2011
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association