Ben Berk regularly advises clients on partnership, corporate and international tax matters, focusing on private equity, real estate, and hedge funds. Mr. Berk negotiates, drafts and structures partnership and limited liability company agreements in fund formation and other transactional matters, both for sponsors and investors. He advises foreign and tax-exempt investors in connection with private equity and real estate investments, including structuring transactions to minimize US tax exposure through leveraged blocker structures and REITs. Mr. Berk also advises clients in structuring equity compensation arrangements in partnerships and limited liability companies, including profits interests. In addition, Mr. Berk co-authored a book entitled California Limited Liability Company Forms & Practice Manual.
Mr. Berk represents institutional investors in private equity and real estate funds. He is one of the leading lawyers in the US representing such investors, having reviewed and negotiated with hundreds of such funds.