Fund Formation

Cadwalader provides wide-ranging advice on creating, structuring and offering investment vehicles and products, including:

  • Master-feeder, side-by-side, funds of funds, segregated portfolio companies and umbrella fund structures;
  • Commodity pools;
  • Private equity, real estate and hedge/hybrid funds;
  • Foreign and emerging market funds;
  • Islamic and Shari’ah compliant funds;
  • Separately managed accounts and managed account platforms;
  • Private funds and funds regulated as “mutual funds” in offshore jurisdictions;
  • Side pocket structures; and
  • Custom investment products.

In the course of establishing such funds and products, and in ongoing representation, we assist clients with:

  • Coordination with offshore/local counsel;
  • Listings on international exchanges;
  • Tax structuring, UBTI, and UBT issues;
  • ERISA (advising funds in operating with or maintaining an exemption from plan asset status);
  • Seed capital arrangements;
  • Investor negotiations and side letters;
  • Advice on market terms for funds based on investment strategies and investor base;
  • Restructuring of fund families;
  • Advice on fund marketing materials and web sites, including with respect to the JOBS Act and AIFMD; and
  • Advice on negotiating agreements with prime brokers, derivatives and financing counterparties, administrators, and placement agents.

8 Attorneys

Cuthbertson, Sophie K. Partner Washington
T. +1 202 862 2341
Goldstein, Stuart N. Partner Charlotte
T. +1 704 348 5258
New York
T. +1 212 504 6316
Jubin, Gregg Partner Washington
T. +1 202 862 2485
Lefkowitz, Matthew Associate New York
T. +1 212 504 6227
Listhaus, Jason D. Associate New York
T. +1 212 504 5545
Mehta, Dorothy D. Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6846
Wainwright, Jonathan M. Senior Counsel New York
T. +1 212 504 6122
White, Hunter A. Associate Washington
T. +1 202 862 2269

Contact(s)

Gregg Jubin
+1 202 862 2485 
gregg.jubin@cwt.com
v-card
Dorothy D. Mehta
+1 212 504 6846 
dorothy.mehta@cwt.com
v-card
Jonathan M. Wainwright
+1 212 504 6122 
jonathan.wainwright@cwt.com
v-card

CadwaladerSpotlight

October 4: CREFC CRE CLO Conference | New York City

Cadwalader partners Stuart Goldstein and Jeffrey Rotblat will speak at this key industry event.

Cadwalader's research and intelligence platform provides analysis on changes in U.S. financial regulation. Subscribers receive a daily newsletter interpreting new laws, rules and enforcement actions that impact financial institutions.