Mr Jonathon Soler > Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 5TH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10153
United States
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Position

Co-Head of Weil’s global Private Funds practice

Career

Jonathon Soler is co-head of Weil’s global Private Funds practice and head of the U.S. Private Funds practice. He regularly represents sponsors of private investment funds in connection with the organization and operation of such funds. Additionally, he represents sponsors and investors concerning a variety of strategic investment arrangements, including secondary transactions and managed accounts, and represents institutional investors regarding their investments in private funds. Clients include Altas Partners, American Securities, Brookfield, Crow Holdings, Genstar Capital, Lindsay Goldberg and Sixth Street.

Education

Queens University School of Business (BComm, Honours, 1995); Columbia University School of Law (JD, 1998).

Lawyer Rankings

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

With a client base covering both domestic sponsors in Europe, and international sponsors in the US, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is able to leverage its global strength to offer equally expert advice on local and cross-border mandates. The team is active across the full asset management deal spectrum, including assisting with structured secondary sales of interests in funds, fund restructurings, majority acquisitions, minority investments in sponsors, spin-outs of merchant banking groups from large financial institutions, and governance advice. Practice head Jonathon Soler splits his workload between sponsor firms and their funds, and institutional investors. Andrew Chizzik is a key partner for Brookfield Asset Management, one of the firm’s most notable clients, for which it regularly raises multi-billion dollar funds; a recent example is the $20bn Infrastructure Fund IV. All named attorneys are based in New York.