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Dechert LLP
Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797
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Work Department

Financial Services and Investment Management




Tricia Lee focuses her practice on the formation, structuring, and operation of private funds, and has represented private equity, real estate, credit, distressed, and other types of private funds. She regularly represents the so-called “mega funds” (vehicles raising pooled capital of US$5 billion or more), and her experience encompasses a full range of established sponsors as well as first-time fund launches. She also advises clients in connection with placement agent agreements, separately managed accounts, co-investments, and a host of other transactions, as well as counseling clients on general corporate matters, including transactional and governance issues. She has extensive experience negotiating, structuring and closing a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships.


  • Arcadia University, B.A., 1997, summa cum laude
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2000, summa cum laude, Case note/comment editor, Texas Tech Law Review, Order of the Coif

Lawyer Rankings

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

A wide range of middle-market private equity fund and credit fund sponsors look to Dechert LLP for fund formation, advice on operational issues and for transactional matters. Debit and credit funds are a particularly strong area for the team that is represented across the country; led by New York-based Omoz Osayimwese, who is well-versed in advising renowned sponsors. Tricia Lee in Austin is valued by clients as ‘careful and thoughtful in her drafting‘ and ‘knows the private equity business from all sides‘, and is adept at advising on funds with values above $5bn. Veteran Carl de Brito has a longstanding practice in New York, while on the west coast, Timothy Spangler is a key contact, particularly for fund formation in the fintech space.