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DLA Piper LLP (US)

David Goldstein

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Investment Funds


Partner and Head of DLA Piper's US Investment Funds Practice


David's experience representing hedge funds and their managers is equally diverse, and his clients include large, well-established funds and managers based outside the US investing in non-US markets, as well as first-time funds of high-quality emerging managers. He also represents fund sponsors in structuring their asset management and carry vehicles and establishing governance and compensation arrangements.

David Goldstein focuses on the establishment and representation of private investment funds including both domestic and international private equity and hedge funds.


JD, New York University School of Law; MS, Binghamton University; BS, State University of New York at Oneonta                                   

United States: Investment fund formation and management

Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Within: Private equity funds (including venture capital)

DLA Piper LLP (US), which has particular expertise in debt funds, but also handles work concerning managed accounts and other asset classes, ‘brings a depth of knowledge and expertise to clients’ problems’. David Goldstein heads the practice from the New York office and continues to work with MC Credit Partners. Victor Levy is ‘an expert in the structured credit fund field - clients appreciate his thoroughness’; he advised cornerstone client Ares Management on establishing a managed account for an investor. Richard Reilly advised Goldman Sachs as placement agent of a billion-dollar-plus collateralized loan obligation fund. Also in New York, Carmen Wong is now counsel. Richard Ginsberg, based in Chicago, advised May River Capital on forming its first fund, which beat its $150m target. The firm acts for several American and international sovereign wealth funds, start-up venture capital firms, and Oxford Properties Group.

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