Mr David Efron > Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
919 THIRD AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Work Department

Investment Management, Hedge Funds

Position

David J. Efron is co-managing partner of the firm. He serves as co-head of the Investment Management Group and as a member of the Executive Committee. With more than 25 years of experience, David has a broad practice advising private fund managers that employ a wide range of investment strategies. He represents many of the world’s largest private fund managers on formation, structuring, organization, compensation, operations, seed capital and joint venture arrangements and restructurings, among other types of matters related to their funds and management companies. Notably, David has advised on many of the largest start-up hedge fund launches in the industry over the past few years. Additionally, David also represents private fund managers in connection with SEC regulatory issues and compliance-related matters.

Schulte’s Investment Management Group, which David co-heads, has been described as the “preeminent name in this area” and at “the forefront of this industry” by Chambers, a prominent industry publication that ranks firms and lawyers. David is listed in Chambers GlobalChambers USA, Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Law LawyersThe Legal 500 US and Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers. In particular, The Legal 500 US has praised his “superb judgment and deep expertise” and recognized him as “an extraordinarily capable attorney. He has a mastery of the pertinent matters, but he also brings a pragmatic approach.” Chambers Global and Chambers USA noted that David is “an outstanding lawyer, with excellent judgment and the necessary soft touch during the delicate negotiations that occur during a start-up/launch” and that “he is attuned to the business considerations and provides measured, reasoned advice that reflects his deep experience and industry knowledge.” A published author on subjects relating to investment management, he is a sought-after speaker for hedge fund industry conferences and seminars and a frequent guest lecturer at New York-area law schools and business schools. David received his B.A. from Vassar College, his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and an LL.M. degree in securities regulation, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, LLM, with distinction; Syracuse University College of Law, JD, cum laude (Executive Editor, Syracuse Law Review); Vassar College, BA.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment funds > Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP brings its investment funds expertise to bear in the private equity space, advising market-leading hedge and private equity hybrid funds, in addition to traditional firms on all aspects of fund formation and management, encompassing structuring of funds, formation of management entities and representation of general partners in their negotiation with investors. The practice is jointly led from New York by Stephanie Breslow, who primarily advises on the formation of private and liquid equity funds, and also advises fund managers on regulatory compliance issues; David Efron, who has more that 25 years of experience of private investment fund strategies; and David Nissenbaum, who works with investment management and financial services firms on fundraising, management company partnerships, and compensation plan. Also recommended are Phyllis Schwartz, who advises sponsors and investors on fund formation, operation, and management, and Joseph Smith, who works on the sponsor side, advising on fund formation, transactions, and exit strategies. All lawyers mentioned are in New York.

United States > Investment funds > Alternative/hedge funds

(Leading lawyers)

David EfronSchulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP’s hedge fund practice provides comprehensive support to the market’s largest fund managers. Jointly led by Stephanie Breslow, David Efron, Marc Elovitz and David Nissenbaum, the team advises on the formation of a wide range of liquid-securities funds, including hedge funds, funds-of-funds, hybrid funds, and activist funds. Daniel Hunter is active in the growing secondary and credit funds space, while Jennifer Dunn has experience in the formation of managed accounts and single investor funds. Marc Elovitz and Brian Daly are noted for their regulatory expertise, with experience of designing internal compliance procedures, representing clients in enforcement actions before all the principal financial regulatory bodies, and obtaining SEC relief and exemption letters for novel fund structures. Stephanie Breslow, and David Nissenbaum chiefly focus on fund formation for institutional investors and managers, while David Efron is experienced in advising start-up funds.

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP’s hedge fund practice provides comprehensive support to the market’s largest fund managers. Jointly led by Stephanie Breslow, David Efron, Marc Elovitz and David Nissenbaum, the team advises on the formation of a wide range of liquid-securities funds, including hedge funds, funds-of-funds, hybrid funds, and activist funds. Daniel Hunter is active in the growing secondary and credit funds space, while Jennifer Dunn has experience in the formation of managed accounts and single investor funds. Marc Elovitz and Brian Daly are noted for their regulatory expertise, with experience of designing internal compliance procedures, representing clients in enforcement actions before all the principal financial regulatory bodies, and obtaining SEC relief and exemption letters for novel fund structures. Stephanie Breslow, and David Nissenbaum chiefly focus on fund formation for institutional investors and managers, while David Efron is experienced in advising start-up funds.