NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP ("SRZ"), a leading law firm for alternative investment managers, is holding its second annual Private Equity Fund Conference today in New York. Prominent practitioners will convene to discuss a wide range of topics including fundraising, deal trends, firm operations, auctions and other exit strategies as well as how to manage firm growth. The event is invitation only.
Speakers include SRZ partners Stephanie R. Breslow, Robert Goldstein, Robert B. Loper, Omoz Osayimwese, Ronald B. Risdon, Phyllis A. Schwartz, Joseph A. Smith and Michael E. Swartz. SRZ’s premier private funds practice represents hundreds of private equity firms and advises on every aspect of the investment and management processes. The firm also regularly advises on high-profile mergers and acquisitions involving private equity buyers and public company targets in the large and middle market sectors.
"Today, we will share our insights on current and emerging trends. As counsel to many of the most active and influential private equity firms, we have developed a deep knowledge base that we believe greatly benefits our clients," said Ms. Breslow, co-head of SRZ’s investment management group and a member of the firm's executive committee. She and Ms. Schwartz are co-authors of Private Equity Funds: Formation and Operation (Practising Law Institute).
"In recent years, we have advised on acquisitions and exit transactions involving increasingly complex issues," added Mr. Goldstein of SRZ's business transactions group, whose practice includes private equity and leveraged buyout transactions. "Today's seminar will ignite important discussions about the best legal strategies for managers seeking sophisticated solutions."
SRZ has a leading private equity transactions practice, which combined with the fund formation, tax and other practices, provides the full breadth of legal services to private equity firms. Alan S. Waldenberg, chair of SRZ's executive committee and chair of the tax group, commented, "We’re proud to offer one of the top private equity practices in the industry."
Earlier this year, SRZ partnered with Private Equity International to release the Fund Formation and Incentives Report, a study of attitudes and practices of senior private equity managers. The report analyzes issues affecting general partner operations, such as waterfall structures, key man clauses, compensation and recruitment. The study, based on an online survey and in-depth interviews, represents the views of 130 private fund managers from around the world.
Click here for a PDF of the report.
About Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Schulte Roth & Zabel (www.srz.com) is a full-service law firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and London. As one of the leading law firms serving the financial services industry, the firm regularly advises clients on investment management, corporate and transactional matters, and provides counsel on securities regulatory compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. The firm's practices include investment management; mergers & acquisitions; regulatory & compliance; securities & capital markets; bank regulatory; business reorganization; business transactions; distressed investing; distressed debt & claims trading; employment & employee benefits; environmental; finance; individual client services; intellectual property, sourcing & technology; litigation; real estate; structured products & derivatives; and tax.