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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Lawrence Barshay

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Corporate, asset management, financial services


Mr. Barshay is a corporate partner and head of Fried Frank's Asset Management Practice specializing in the structuring and representation of investment funds and other alternative investments. He also has extensive experience in private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions. His clients include major financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, funds-of-funds and investment management companies. These clients include, among others, Bank of New York, BlackRock, Brookfield Asset Management, Citadel LLC, D. E. Shaw Group, EJF Capital, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley.


Mr. Barshay joined Fried Frank in 1991 and became a partner in 1999.


Mr. Barshay received his JD from New York University School of Law in 1991 and his BA from Columbia College in 1988.

United States: Investment fund formation and management

Alternative/hedge funds

Within: Leading lawyers

Lawrence Barshay - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Within: Alternative/hedge funds

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s hedge fund team is ‘a real resource for solid, market-based legal advice and otherwise a delight to work with’. The firm provides ‘practical and sound advice’ to a range of top names in the space on fund launches and reorganizations, regulatory matters and fund seeding deals, covering asset classes such as distressed debt, traditional lending, mezzanine debt, merger arbitrage and funds-of-funds. Practice head Lawrence Barshay provides ‘valuable and well-thought-out advice’ in various structuring mandates regarding complex fund formations, often in unusual asset classes. Lisa Schneider and Washington DC-based Walid Khuri act as counsel to Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies in its fund-of-funds. Jonathan Adler, who advises Luminus Management, is also a key contact. Other clients include BlackRock, TCW Group, Centiva Capital and Point72, the new manager created by SAC Capital founder Steven Cohen. All named inividuals are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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