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Victor Levy

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Victor Levy concentrates his practice on the formation and ongoing representation of private equity funds and hedge funds.

He has extensive experience representing domestic and international fund sponsors in establishing and launching private equity funds and hedge funds focused on a variety of alternative investment strategies, including investments in debt and credit instruments, loan origination and investments in real estate-related assets, as well as related matters. He represents large, established managers sponsoring new funds, as well as high-quality emerging managers sponsoring first-time funds, to invest in US and non-US markets. His experience also includes representing sponsors establishing managed accounts and funds of one. He also has broad experience with various investment structures, including the use of series limited partnerships and series limited liability companies. In addition, he has represented established investment managers and arrangers in post-crisis offerings of collateralized loan obligations.


JD, Fordham University School of Law; BS, The City University of New York,Brooklyn College

United States: Investment fund formation and management

Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Within: Next generation lawyers

Victor Levy - DLA Piper LLP (US)

Within: Private equity funds (including venture capital)

DLA Piper LLP (US), which has particular expertise in debt funds, but also handles work concerning managed accounts and other asset classes, ‘brings a depth of knowledge and expertise to clients’ problems’. David Goldstein heads the practice from the New York office and continues to work with MC Credit Partners. Victor Levy is ‘an expert in the structured credit fund field - clients appreciate his thoroughness’; he advised cornerstone client Ares Management on establishing a managed account for an investor. Richard Reilly advised Goldman Sachs as placement agent of a billion-dollar-plus collateralized loan obligation fund. Also in New York, Carmen Wong is now counsel. Richard Ginsberg, based in Chicago, advised May River Capital on forming its first fund, which beat its $150m target. The firm acts for several American and international sovereign wealth funds, start-up venture capital firms, and Oxford Properties Group.

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