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David Goldstein

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Investment Funds


Partner; Co-Head, Investment Funds Practice


David Goldstein focuses on the establishment and representation of private investment funds including both domestic and international private equity and hedge funds.

Among his clients are merchant banking and LBO funds, real estate opportunity and value funds, international real estate funds and emerging markets funds with management teams located around the world. He helps managers create investment products and platforms, including managed accounts and separate accounts, and has structured and closed numerous seed and stake deals.

David's experience representing hedge funds and their managers is equally diverse, and his clients include large, well-established funds and managers based outside the US investing in non-US markets, as well as first-time funds of high-quality emerging managers. He also represents fund sponsors in structuring their asset management and carry vehicles and establishing governance and compensation arrangements.

David advises global investors in alternative asset sectors, working with them to best structure their investments to minimize tax drag on their returns and to help them achieve appropriate terms. David is also a frequent speaker at industry seminars.


J.D., New York University School of Law; M.S., Binghamton University; B.S., State University of New York at Oneonta

United States: Investment fund formation and management

Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Within: Private equity funds (including venture capital)

DLA Piper LLP (US)'s practice is well known for handling sponsor-side fund mandates, however the investor-side practice was bolstered in 2018 by David Parrish and Nicole Brennig ('very commercial and responsive') joining the Austin office from Jackson Walker, L.L.P.. The firm's client base includes start-up venture capital firms, American and international sovereign wealth funds, endowments and pension plans. David Goldstein, Richard Reilly, Yasho Lahiri ('a superb negotiator and diligent in his work') and of counsel Carmen Wong are key names in New York. In 2018 Victor Levy moved to the New York office of Clifford Chance and Richard Ginsberg moved to Winston & Strawn LLP's Chicago office; however, in mid-2019 New York-based partner John Reiss joined from Shearman & Sterling LLP, and Adam Tope joined from Hogan Lovells US LLP.

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