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DLA Piper LLP (US)
CHICAGO, IL 60606-0089
United States

Work Department

Global Investment Funds; Investment Management and Funds; Real Estate Funds and Private Equity; Real Estate; Energy and Natural Resources; Infrastructure, Construction and Transport


Partner; Co-Head, Investment Funds Practice


Nathaniel Marrs is a Partner in the Chicago office of DLA Piper and Co-Head of the Firm’s Investment Funds Practice.

His practice is focused on the structuring and formation of private funds and their management companies, with a particular focus on real estate, infrastructure and energy firms. He also represents such firms in a variety of corporate transactions, including roll-ups, joint ventures, co-investments, the formation of portfolio and other operating companies, and investment management M&A transactions.


Advisory Board Member of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Real Estate Alumni Group and a member of PREA


J.D., University of Michigan; M.B.A., The University of Chicago Booth School of Business; B.A., University of Michigan

Lawyer Rankings

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

DLA Piper LLP (US) continues to maintain its reputation as a leading investor-side offering, with the team providing ‘well thought out, comprehensive and bespoke advice‘ to more than 250 institutional investors, including some of the largest and most active sovereign wealth funds, endowments, insurance companies, public pension plans and financial institutions. Recently, the team has also been increasing its focus on sponsor-side work, and has developed particular strength in real estate, energy, and infrastructure fund formation. This dual focus is exemplified by the group’s leadership structure, with key specialized practitioners split between the Chicago and Austin offices; the former location fields Jesse Criz – who co-chairs the investment management practice – and Nathaniel Marrs – who oversees sponsor-side work, while the latter is the base for Criz’s counterpart, David Parrish, and Marrs’ opposite number, investor-side specialist Nicole Brennig. Another illustration of the firm’s ever-growing dedication to sponsor-side mandates was the recent arrival of Ken Muller, formerly of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, to the San Francisco office.