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John Reiss

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John Reiss has extensive experience in all aspects of private fund structuring and formation, as well as related regulatory matters and general governance issues. Additionally, he regularly advises sophisticated investors in connection with private fund investments, co-investments, and the establishment of customized managed accounts and seeding arrangements. He also has experience with asset management M&A, private equity secondary transactions, and registered funds.

John’s clients include U.S. and non-U.S. firms sponsoring real estate funds, private equity funds, private credit funds, and hedge funds, as well as family offices, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors in connection with their investments across global alternative asset classes.


  • Member: Connecticut Hedge Fund Association


Fordham University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, member Fordham Law Review
Fordham College, B.A.

United States: Investment fund formation and management

Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Within: Next generation lawyers

John Reiss - Shearman & Sterling LLP

Within: Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Shearman & Sterling LLP ‘provides an excellent overall level of service and sound advice on a variety of issues’ in the private equity space, with particular strengths in emerging markets and hard assets. Laura Friedrich is ‘extremely knowledgeable of the market, including terms requested by potential investors’; she advised on the formation of GTIS Brazil Real Estate Fund III, which raised $680m, and assisted TRG Management with forming a fund investing in Argentina. Away from Latin America, she advised Horizon Capital Advisors on forming its third fund, which is targeting $150m to invest in Ukraine and its neighbors - $37.5m of which has already been committed by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Counsel John Reiss advised Dome Equities on forming its first multi-asset real estate fund, which targets multifamily residential real estate. Other clients include the International Finance Corporation, Altamar Capital Partners and sovereign wealth funds such as Mubadala, which the team advises on its limited partner commitments. The team is located in New York.

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