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Michael Wolitzer

New York, 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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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."
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Head of Investment Funds Practice, focusing on private fund formation and other facets of "alternative asset management." Has represented some of the largest and most well-known sponsors of private investment funds, including Apax Partners, Ares, Blackstone, Centerbridge, Lexington, Patria, Silver Lake Partners and Sixth Street Partners. Also has represented global financial institutions in the establishment of their employee investment programs; been involved in acquisitions of, and investments in, private investment firms (including minority stakes transactions); advised on GP-led secondaries and other secondary private equity transactions; and represented buyers, sellers and sponsors in the disposition of private fund interests and other private equity related assets.

Career

Partner, 1998.

Professional Memberships

New York State Bar Association; Private Investment Fund Forum; PLC Cross-border Private Equity Handbook, Editorial Board; Association of the Bar of the City of New York; American Bar Association.

Personal

J.D., Columbia Law School, 1989 (James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar); A.B., Duke University, 1986 (magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa).

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