Customized Full-Service Approach

Each private equity client is unique. We work with internal deal teams and outside advisers to understand clients’ business objectives. Then we tailor practical, cost-efficient solutions that maximize their operational flexibility and financial returns. Our deal teams are lean and focused. We staff our deal teams with experienced attorneys who collaborate efficiently with colleagues across 60+ practice areas, and 27 offices, coast to coast. That’s how we deliver a vast array of additional, value-added services only a full-service firm can offer. Our private equity clients get access to tax, employee benefits, litigation, antitrust, trade, intellectual property, real estate, immigration and environmental lawyers to assist them with matters involving portfolio company investments.

Fund Formation

We have substantial experience in private fund formation. That includes preparing private offering documents and fund partnership and limited liability company agreements. Fox handles a full array of complex structuring issues. We design cross-border and onshore/offshore structures to accommodate investors from, or strategies focused on, a particular region, or particular investment and exit techniques. Fund sponsor groups rely on us to establish carried interest, employee participation and other upstream fund structures. We also represent institutional investors investing in private funds, helping negotiate the terms of their investments and their ongoing economic and control rights.

Broad Transactional Practice

Our transactional experience extends far beyond private equity. Fox attorneys assist clients in a wide range of industries with capital markets matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, lending and finance. Our attorneys’ extensive body of work provides private equity group clients access to a wealth of transactional knowledge.

Portfolio Company Representation

Fox attorneys serve as outside general counsel to portfolio companies and management teams. We’re strategic, efficient and knowledgeable. We get to know clients’ business and legal needs and develop innovative ways to meet them, built on a foundation of deep real-world industry knowledge. Clients count on us to solve a wide range of corporate finance, intellectual property and workforce-related issues.

Additional Services

Fox attorneys have wide-ranging experience. We also assist clients with:

  • private placements
  • investor subscriptions
  • due diligence
  • tax analysis
  • M&A/portfolio investments
  • equity financing
  • mezzanine financing
  • leveraged buyouts
  • recapitalization
  • debt financing
  • ERISA, SEC and FINRA compliance
  • bankruptcy