Our practice focuses on representing sovereign wealth funds, public pension funds, universities, and other endowments. Our experience representing institutional investors and limited partners gives us a comprehensive understanding of the issues that concern clients with significant fiduciary responsibilities.
In addition to the lawyers who dedicate their practice to investment transactions, other members of our group focus on tax, real estate, regulatory matters with the SEC and CFTC, trade secrets, bankruptcy, secu¬ritization and financing, and fiduciary issues.
Our investment work for our clients includes private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate investments (direct investments as well as REITs and other funds), separately managed accounts, co-investments, management agreements, and other investment matters such as advisory agreements and custody agreements. We also work with our clients on matters relating to internal governance, including fiduciary and conflicts issues.
Our lawyers also have extensive experience advising public pension funds on a full range of other issues relating to public employee retirement benefits and other mandates. These include fiduciary standards, governance issues, tax qualification rules, securities laws, benefits levels, due process requirements, and state regulatory and legislative rules relating to plan administration and the investment of plan assets. We also offer advice concerning ethics laws and prohibited transaction issues. On specialized issues, we may coordinate with our Employee Benefits lawyers, particularly on issues before the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.