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James Deeken

Dallas, USA Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Private Equity: Fund Formation
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Private Equity: Fund Formation - USA

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James Deeken is routinely called upon by private fund sponsors and is particularly valued for the insight gained through his work with limited  partners.
"Jim does great work and we are able to benefit from his experience and knowledge." "His deep experience working with global limited partners has allowed us to create win-win partnerships with our limited partners."
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James Deeken represents private fund managers in fund formation activities and in investments into a range of investment funds and preferred equity structures. Jim's experience with fund formation includes representing managers in the formation of buyout funds, growth equity funds, oil and gas and other energy funds, loan origination funds, secondary funds, opportunistic funds, real estate funds, fund of funds and hedge funds, as well as SPVs, “funds of one” and co-investment vehicles. He is a regular speaker about issues related to investment funds, private equity, venture capital and related regulatory issues before the Texas State Bar, the Dallas Bar Association, investment banking groups, law school associations and the business community at large.

Career

Prior to law school, Jim worked as a bond trader, an experience that aids his ability to relate to investment funds clients from a business standpoint.

Professional Memberships

Vice chairman, Texas State Bar Association, Business Law Section Committee on Investment Funds; Member, Dallas Regional Chamber Leadership Dallas Alumni Group; Member, SMU Dedman School of Law Adjunct Facility, where he teaches “Private Funds: Regulation, Formation, Operating and Investing”; Member, Securities Regulation Law Journal Board of Contributing Editors and Advisers

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JD, Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1999; BA, Vanderbilt University, 1993

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James Deeken

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