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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 funds > Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP represents fund sponsors and managers in a variety of matters, covering fund formation and structuring, fundraisings, joint ventures and spin-outs. Clients include major PE houses such as Apollo and Invictus, alongside a range of international players, targeted industry funds, middle-market firms, and institutional investors. Key figures in the team include Barbara Niederkofler, who recently acted for Intermediate Capital Group in a novel transaction involving the creation of an entity through which a Chinese-sponsored PE fund could acquire a US company; and DC-based Fadi Samman, who has been involved in the formation of multiple high-value private funds over the past year, particularly in the real estate sector. The practice is jointly led by Prakash Mehta and Stephen Vine. All lawyers are in New York unless otherwise stated.

United States > Investment funds > Alternative/hedge funds

(Hall of Fame)

Stephen VineAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Stephen Vine and Prakash Mehta lead the hedge funds practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, which represents mid-market and institutional fund sponsors and managers in the formation of hedge and hybrid funds. The firm draws on its global footprint to provide advice on the regulatory framework governing hedge fund activity in Hong Kong, as well as in Europe and the US. Kelli Moll is a key contact at the firm; she is experienced in forming hedge and credit funds, funds-of-one, and managed accounts, as well structuring seed capital arrangements and compensation plans. Eliot Raffkind, who works across the firm’s Dallas and Houston offices, focuses his practice on the representation of investment managers and advising on portfolio investing activities. Senior counsel Caryn Greenspan is also recommended. Named lawyers are based in New York unless stated otherwise.