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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Private Equity: Fund Formation

6 ranked lawyersBand 1USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Prospering private equity practice with comprehensive expertise that spans traditional buyout funds and alternative assets, including real estate, distressed debt and credit. Unparalleled track record representing some of the largest private equity sponsors in mega fundraisings. Expertise in financial services, infrastructure and energy funds.

Strengths

Market sources state: "Simpson has a really strong practice among very large funds. They do the work really well and they have excellent practitioners."

Interviewees describe the team as "insightful, thoughtful, helpful and accessible."

Notable practitioners

Barrie Covit wins acclaim for his deep experience across the private equity fund formation industry. He has capacity to advise on a wide spectrum of funds including those focused on infrastructure, real estate and financial services.

Glenn Sarno frequently handles the formation of significant funds investing in debt and real assets.
"He has access to great market intelligence, he is current in the market and sees a lot in it."

Jason Herman is recognized for his knowledge of forming substantial buyout, real estate and credit funds.
"He's super smart, one of the smartest we work with. He's also very commercial."

Jonathan Karen is known for his extensive understanding of launching infrastructure, credit, energy and real estate funds.
"He is really exceptional, he is always accessible and a great listener. He's a pleasure to work with." "He is smart and a thought leader."

Michael Wolitzer is highly proficient in establishing private equity funds including credit and real asset funds.
"He is very talented, very smart and understands the business side for clients." "He knows the market and the players extremely well. He is very commercial and will come up with solutions that balance the problems and will cut through the thicket."

Thomas Bell regularly advises leading asset management clients on raising large real estate and infrastructure funds.
"He has been one of the leaders in the creation of the market space and private fund field."

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Private Equity: Fund Formation

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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425 Lexington Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10017-3954

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USA - Nationwide

Private Equity: Fund Formation


Barrie B Covit
Band 1
Glenn R Sarno
Band 3
Jason Herman
Band 3
Jonathan Karen
Band 2
Michael Wolitzer
Band 1
Thomas Bell
Band 1