Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for A choice destination for midmarket sponsors and larger asset managers seeking to raise mega private equity funds. Valued for its wide experience advising on the structuring of a variety of funds. Expertise devising a plethora of innovative private structures that span a diverse range of targets, from buyouts to real estate and infrastructure. A strong global practice enables the team to act for both US and foreign-based sponsors.

Strengths One client reports that the Weil group is "just fabulous - everybody I interact with there is fantastic."

Another appreciates that "we have excellent working relationships with them and they have a good team of people."

Work highlights Advised Genstar Capital in its formation of Genstar Capital Partners IX, a $7 billion North American buyout fund.

Notable practitioners


Andrew Chizzik
is known by sources as a "fabulous" practitioner. His expertise encompasses the formation of significant buyout and infrastructure funds.


Barry Wolf
is able to utilize his position as executive partner and chair of the firm's management committee to advise clients on their fund formation matters.


Jonathon Soler
is a highly regarded sponsor-side attorney focusing on fund formation. Sources hail him as a "terrific" lawyer who is "creative, responsive, totally client-focused and incredibly knowledgeable."


Stephanie Epstein Srulowitz
is experienced in the formation of both buyout and growth equity funds. Clients comment that "she's incredibly responsive and helpful," adding that "her fund knowledge is encyclopedic and she is an excellent resource."