Foley Hoag has an experienced, trusted investment fund practice, dedicated to representing private fund sponsors and investors. We represent fund managers of all sizes, from emerging managers raising their first funds to established managers with billions under management, and provide practical, tailored advice regarding closed or open funds, whether formed on or off shore, following a wide range of strategies, including private equity, venture capital, private debt, hedge, SBICs, energy, real asset, and funds of funds.

The attorneys in our private funds group help fund sponsors efficiently navigate through the fund formation process. Our complementary active investor-side practice reviewing private fund documentation for institutional investors and managers of managers provides us with deep market intelligence and insights into investor concerns. In addition to formation work, we advise fund sponsors on all other aspects of their businesses, including structuring manager and general partner vehicles, seed financings, carried interest and other compensation, employment, governance, succession, placement agreements, subscription credit facilities, and regulatory and compliance matters, including SEC examinations. We also have significant experience advising non-U.S. fund managers on U.S. regulatory and tax issues, and the marketing of private funds in the U.S.