Orange County Investment Fund Formation Attorney

Establishing an investment fund involves complex legal considerations. A well-thought-out strategy is essential from the outset. For example, how will the fund (and any related funds) be structured? What type of entity will it be? How will the funds be managed?

These decisions become even more complicated when you consider the many layers of state and federal regulations involved — not to mention the tax ramifications. At Wilson & Oskam, our role is to sort through these considerations with the ultimate goal of setting our clients on the strongest possible footing for success.

We work with managers, sponsors and investors looking to form virtually any type of fund, including:

  • Venture capital funds
  • Private equity funds
  • Growth equity funds
  • Buyout funds
  • Distressed securities funds
  • Industry-specific funds

The firm's strong transactional focus gives us the skills necessary to excel in this niche area. Our attorneys have legal, business and financial acumen gained through more than 50 years of combined experience in business law. With offices in Orange County and New York City, we handle investment fund formation nationwide.

Specific Steps We Take To Lay A Strong Foundation For Success

Clients turn to us for guidance on all aspects of establishing and operating private investment funds, from the initial formation through the fundraising process and dissolution.

We take concrete steps to help clients succeed — for example, providing guidance on:

  • Establishing the right choice of entity and preparing all organizational documents, such as partnership agreements and LLC operating agreements
  • Preparing management and compensation arrangements
  • Establishing parallel, feeder, alternate and co-investment funds, if needed
  • Structuring allocations, distributions and return of capital contributions
  • Preparing all offering materials for raising capital, including the private placement memorandum or the private offering memorandum, "accredited investor" questionnaires and subscription agreements
  • Ensuring that the investment fund's securities offering complies with the requirements and exemptions of applicable federal and state securities laws, including Rule 506 and Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933
  • Analyzing issues arising under the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and ERISA (The Employee Retirement Income Security Act)

To get in touch with our lawyers about the legal aspects of investment vehicles, please contact the firm online or call 800-642-6388.