Whether you are starting your first investment fund or planning for your fourth or fifth, Parker Poe has the legal sophistication, practical know-how, and industry connections to help investment managers achieve their goals.
The leader of our Investment Funds Team, Michael Kelley, approaches each one from the perspective of in-house counsel. He is the former general counsel of EMP Global, where he oversaw approximately $8 billion in assets across 10 different investment funds. He has also served on investment committees and advisory boards for funds, as well as boards of directors for project companies, in Latin America, the United States, Canada, Asia, and the Middle East.
That type of real-world business experience enables us to provide more than legal counsel – we serve as business partners to early stage and middle stage investment managers. We represent both inbound and outbound investors on the structuring, documentation, issuance, and management of onshore and offshore funds, including providing counsel on regulatory compliance and best practices. Our perspective on best practices goes beyond the legal nuts and bolts to also include managing the economics of an investment team, aligning incentives with investors’ interests, and navigating the latest trends in the investment funds arena.
We bring experience across a range of industries, including real estate, health care, technology, litigation finance, infrastructure, and blockchain, as well as asset classes, including seed investing, venture capital, private equity, and social impact investing.