Investment Funds


“Exceptional cross-collaboration across well-resourced support departments such as tax and regulatory advice. I have not experienced this strong of across the board support for a matter at any other firm.” – The Legal 500 United States


“Finger is very close to the pulse on features that will and will not be acceptable, allowing us to efficiently structure a product for the market.” – The Legal 500 United Kingdom


“Responsive, communicative, deep bench of industry knowledge, extensive industry network.” – IFLR1000

Cadwalader's Investment Funds Practice provides sophisticated, experienced and creative legal counsel to the alternative asset management industry. Our market-leading practices across disciplines allow us to provide unparalleled advice in the full life cycle of an investment manager's business – from establishing a scalable business, to forming funds and other investment products, raising capital, negotiating prime brokerage, documenting financing and derivative transactions, advising on day-to-day business issues, assisting in the deployment of capital, and guiding clients through regulatory, litigation, employment and investor-relations issues. Each matter is treated with speed and efficiency by practical, results-oriented counsel who focus not only on the technical details of each issue but also its larger implications. Our clients, in turn, can concentrate on achieving their core business objectives in an increasingly regulated and competitive environment.

Cadwalader assists clients in developing novel products, using our extensive experience in structuring and forming hedge funds, hybrid funds, funds of funds, private equity funds, and custom investment vehicles tailored to clients' specific needs. Many of these fund products are domiciled in offshore or other foreign jurisdictions, and may have their securities listed on international exchanges.

Recognized for our strong cross-border capabilities, Cadwalader’s Investment Funds team comes highly regarded. Recent accolades include:

  • Ranked in The Legal 500 United States’ Alternative/Hedge Funds category
  • Ranked in The Legal 500 United Kingdom's Real Estate Funds and Private Funds cateogies
  • Ranked nationally for Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms 2021



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17 Attorneys

Bartlett, Maurine R. Senior Counsel New York
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Blakemore, Adam Partner London
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Cuthbertson, Sophie K. Partner Washington
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Damianova, Assia Special Counsel London
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Frazier, James Partner New York
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Goldstein, Stuart N. Partner Charlotte
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Howe, Mark P. Partner Washington
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Jubin, Gregg Partner Washington
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Kelly, Jack Andrew Special Counsel London
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Meade, Daniel Partner Washington
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Mills, Juliette Associate London
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Newell, Michael Partner London
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Quirolo, David Partner London
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Richardson, Catherine Partner London
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Risell, Adam Z. Partner Washington
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Russo, Lauren Associate New York
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Wainwright, Jonathan M. Senior Counsel New York
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