Private Fund Advisers

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RK&O knows the private fund advisory business. We have been counseling advisers to private funds on a range of matters for more than 25 years, and currently represent advisers to private investment funds of all types, including one-third of the top 100 U.S. hedge funds and a significant number of the top private equity firms. We are thoughtful, creative and strategic counsel, well-suited to represent the most sophisticated private fund advisers.

Our expertise includes:

  • Capital-raising, including the development of investor communications and disclosures
  • Regulatory and compliance matters, including development and implementation of compliance policies and procedures
  • Private equity investments
  • Securities and derivatives transactions
  • Disclosure obligations under the Securities Exchange Act, including Section 13 and Section 16 reporting
  • Lending, restructuring and bankruptcy matters
  • Distressed debt and claims trading
  • Litigation
  • Purchases and sales of fund management companies
  • The federal and securities and commodities laws, including Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5
  • FCPA, OFAC sanctions and AML compliance
  • Regulatory inquiries, sweeps and examinations and subpoena and testimony requests

Our interdisciplinary, collaborative approach enables us to provide tailored advice that reflects each client’s unique business circumstances. We bring to our practice a wealth of big-picture knowledge gained from service in the SEC’s Office of the General Counsel, Divisions of Enforcement and Investment Management, and Office of International Affairs; practice in the global capital markets; work in the debt-trading markets; tax practice; and private equity deal-making.