Latham & Watkins LLP

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Expert at structuring all manner of private equity funds with notable strengths pertaining to energy, power and infrastructure-focused vehicles. Trusted advisers to private equity sponsors long after the fund formation process, assisting with ongoing compliance, M&A and other corporate issues. Continues to enjoy success in attracting a number of major new clients across the USA, with notable depth in credit and debt funds.

Strengths"Latham is an excellent firm with an excellent funds practice," enthuses a market commentator.

The firm "provides quality service"according to one source, with another calling the team "a wonderful partner for us."

Work highlights Represented Great Hill Partners in the formation of $2.5 billion fund Great Hill Equity Partners VII.

Notable practitioners

Andrea Schwartzman
as "a good, solid funds lawyer"  for private equity sponsors. Her deep expertise includes the establishment of buyout funds and credit funds.

Barton Clark
is highly regarded for his knowledge of the formation of funds investing abroad. He is particularly recognized as a "very strong energy-focused private equity lawyer."

Edward Nelson
is "terrific" says a peer, adding: "We give a lot of referrals to him; he's a great lawyer." He focuses on advising sponsors on launching significant buyout, real estate and infrastructure funds.

Kathleen Walsh
wins plaudits for her work on the formation and operation of energy and power funds. Clients commend her as "a wonderful partner" and appreciate that she has "a very good feel for what is market."

Nadia Sager
has a wide practice that encompasses the formation of real estate funds. Clients note that "she's a great attorney," adding that "she's very knowledgeable, very creative with good business sense and is very responsive."