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    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mutual Funds Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mutual Funds Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Mutual Funds Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Mutual Funds Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
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    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
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    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Redwood City, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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DLA Piper LLP
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Banking and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Mutual Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law Derivatives and Futures Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    East Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Corporate Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Information Technology Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law International Mergers & Acquisitions Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Mutual Funds Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Venture Capital Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Regulation Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

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Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Definition

Practitioners who represent hedge funds coordinate multiple legal disciplines in order to counsel sponsors and investors concerning all aspects of hedge fund operations and investments. As hedge funds themselves come in a variety of sizes with diverse aims and goals, the exact mix of legal skills required varies from fund to fund. For instance, funds that focus on investing in distressed entities might require more specialized legal counsel in area of restructuring. By and large, however, most funds will require specialized legal counsel in the areas of fund formation, investment transactions, tax law, and securities regulation.

The fund formation aspects of advising hedge funds include how funds are structured and documented, often with an eye toward facilitating the fundraising function. Specific tasks include preparing partnership agreements between the general partner and investors, establishing how the general partner of the fund will be compensated, and preparing the fund’s offering materials.

The investment objectives of hedge funds vary a great deal; therefore, the degree of sophistication they require in executing transactions can vary. While there are a large number of hedge funds that primarily are focused on liquid trading strategies, many hedge funds make illiquid investments, including participating in large, complex leveraged buy-outs or take-private transactions, PIPE transactions, and activist investing.

Hedge funds operating in the U.S. are subject to the full spectrum of securities disclosure and compliance rules and regulations. Regulation of hedge funds has also recently undergone a major overhaul with the passage of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which places new or heightened regulations on hedge funds.

Hedge funds have long been cauldrons of financial innovation, and practitioners advising hedge funds by necessity must be capable of addressing the legal and regulatory issues that impact hedge funds in what can be a quickly evolving business and legal landscape.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Practitioners who represent hedge funds coordinate multiple legal disciplines in order to counsel sponsors and investors concerning all aspects of hedge fund operations and investments. As hedge funds themselves come in a variety of sizes with diverse aims and goals, the exact mix of legal skills required varies from fund to fund. For instance, funds that focus on investing in distressed entities might require more specialized legal counsel in area of restructuring. By and large, however, most funds will require specialized legal counsel in the areas of fund formation, investment transactions, tax law, and securities regulation.

The fund formation aspects of advising hedge funds include how funds are structured and documented, often with an eye toward facilitating the fundraising function. Specific tasks include preparing partnership agreements between the general partner and investors, establishing how the general partner of the fund will be compensated, and preparing the fund’s offering materials.

The investment objectives of hedge funds vary a great deal; therefore, the degree of sophistication they require in executing transactions can vary. While there are a large number of hedge funds that primarily are focused on liquid trading strategies, many hedge funds make illiquid investments, including participating in large, complex leveraged buy-outs or take-private transactions, PIPE transactions, and activist investing.

Hedge funds operating in the U.S. are subject to the full spectrum of securities disclosure and compliance rules and regulations. Regulation of hedge funds has also recently undergone a major overhaul with the passage of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which places new or heightened regulations on hedge funds.

Hedge funds have long been cauldrons of financial innovation, and practitioners advising hedge funds by necessity must be capable of addressing the legal and regulatory issues that impact hedge funds in what can be a quickly evolving business and legal landscape.