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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Jonathan Adler

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Corporate, asset management, private acquisitions and private equity, mergers and acquisitions


Focuses primarily on representing financial institutions and asset managers with respect to large, complex transactions involving alternative investment vehicles, including hedge funds, real estate funds, private equity funds and hybrid funds. In particular, he provides advice regarding fund formation and regulation as well as acquisitions and dispositions of interests in alternative investment managers. He also focuses on areas including Regulation D, Section 13(d), Section 16 and Rule 144.


Mr. Adler has made presentations at the New York City Bar, the Practicing Law Institute and several prominent investment banks. He joined Fried Frank in 1994 and became a partner in 2002.


He is a member of the American Bar Association.


Mr. Adler received his JD from Columbia Law School in 1994 where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and his BA, magna cum laude, from Yeshiva University in 1991.

United States: Investment fund formation and management

Alternative/hedge funds

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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