Fund Formation and Investment Management

Client and Industry Challenges

Businesses and individuals involved in the forming, structuring, and negotiation of funds must navigate a broad range of transactional, securities, tax and regulatory related issues. Investment firms, fund managers and investors seek experienced counsel who are dedicated to providing sound advice and innovative solutions to issues arising at all stages of a fund's life cycle, from initial investment to liquidation and exit. 

Snell & Wilmer's fund formation and investment management group understands the challenge of raising investment capital and is familiar with the legal and business issues facing funds, fund sponsors and fund investors. Our attorneys have experience advising clients on fund formation and management issues, securities and tax law considerations, SEC and CFTC regulatory matters, governance and structural issues as well as continuing to provide counsel on the fund's deployment of capital. Our attorneys also counsel investors with respect to their fund investments. 

Areas of Service

Our fund formation and investment management group regularly counsel clients on the structure, formation and operation of a wide variety of entities, including limited partnerships and limited liability companies. We assist fund managers and sponsors generate fund formation documentation and make regulatory filings, prepare private placement offering documents, and negotiate side letter arrangements and service provider contracts. We also help fund managers navigate U.S. and state regulatory requirements, including adviser registration and reporting requirements.  

Clients We Serve

Our fund formation and investment management attorneys represent fund managers and sponsors across a broad range of funds including: 

  •  Private Equity Funds 
  •  Hedge Funds 
  •  Venture Capital Funds 
  •  Real Estate Funds 
  •  Opportunity Zone Funds 

Why Clients Select Us

Dedicated and Involved:Our attorneys understand the complex regulatory and tax requirements affecting the fund formation process, and then continually keep abreast of changes in the law in order to better service our clients. After funds are formed, our attorneys work with clients to help ensure smooth operation and profitability by providing legal guidance in relation to a fund's ongoing financing and investment activities. 

Breadth and Depth of Experience: We have more than 10 fund formation and investment management attorneys located throughout the western United States, as well as hundreds of additional lawyers practicing in complementary areas, to assist our clients in their investment activities. We regularly work with our firm's tax, business and finance (including securities), real estate, employment and employee benefits attorneys to provide creative, comprehensive solutions tailored to each of our client's business needs and goals.