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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Investment Funds


For the past 40 years, Steve Vine has advised some of the largest and most prominent private investment funds and fund managers in connection with their fund formation and capital raising activities in investment disciplines including distressed investments, private equity, emerging markets, and domestic and foreign real estate. He provides advice on planning and execution of portfolio investment and financing transactions, and on formation and operation of investment management firms and related service companies, including seed capital, carry plan and fund manager M&A transactions. He also assists fund managers with regulatory compliance.

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AB, JD, Harvard University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is known as a destination firm for emerging market funds work; Prakash Mehta has been instrumental in the firm’s expansion into Asia, and currently oversees the India practice, as well as acting as joint leader of the investment management group. His counterpart, Stephen Vine, focuses exclusively on private investment funds and their managers, and provides expert advice on the gamut of fund formation and capital raising issues. Both co-heads are based in the New York office, which saw significant team growth in the spring and summer of 2021 following the arrival of of seasoned attorneys Brian Daly from Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and Terence Rozier-Byrd from Baker Botts L.L.P., bringing additional transactional, regulatory and operational expertise to the offering. Dennis P. Pereira  is another key member of the team, with particularly strong fundraising expertise. Other areas of strength for the offering include credit funds, secondaries and institutional investor representations.

United States > Investment fund formation and management > Alternative/hedge funds

With seasoned practitioners Stephen Vine and Prakash Mehta at the helm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP remains a go-to advisor for innovative start-ups in the hedge fund space; in conjunction such clients, the firm recently established Fund in-Formation – a comprehensive, online resource which provides investment managers with a platform and structure for intelligent decision making and increased efficiency. The group is also noted for representing private fund managers focused on credit investing and creating cutting-edge structures to address liquidity and tax issues. The spring and summer of 2021 marked a period of growth for the team, with Brian Daly (formerly of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP), John Hamilton (formerly of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP) and Terence Rozier-Byrd (formerly of Baker Botts L.L.P.) arriving to join the practice heads at the New York office.