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DLA Piper LLP (US)

1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104, USA
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Work +1 212 335 4500
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John Reiss

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Work +1 212 335 4680
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Web:
www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/r/reiss-john-d/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Finance; Real Estate; Global Investment Funds

Position

Partner

Career

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.

 

Education

J.D., Fordham University School of Law; B.A., Fordham College


United States: Investment fund formation and management

Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Within: Next Generation Partners

John Reiss - DLA Piper LLP (US)

Within: Private equity funds (including venture capital)

DLA Piper LLP (US)'s practice is well known for handling sponsor-side fund mandates, however the investor-side practice was bolstered in 2018 by David Parrish and Nicole Brennig ('very commercial and responsive') joining the Austin office from Jackson Walker, L.L.P.. The firm's client base includes start-up venture capital firms, American and international sovereign wealth funds, endowments and pension plans. David Goldstein, Richard Reilly, Yasho Lahiri ('a superb negotiator and diligent in his work') and of counsel Carmen Wong are key names in New York. In 2018 Victor Levy moved to the New York office of Clifford Chance and Richard Ginsberg moved to Winston & Strawn LLP's Chicago office; however, in mid-2019 New York-based partner John Reiss joined from Shearman & Sterling LLP, and Adam Tope joined from Hogan Lovells US LLP.

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