Private Equity and Venture Capital
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Our Private Equity and Venture Capital attorneys have helped private equity, venture capital and other private investment firms invest and realize millions of dollars, acquiring or investing in portfolio companies―and we’ve helped companies seeking capital attract and consummate investments critical to their growth and development.

We provide our clients with relevant industry knowledge and, in collaboration with leading practitioners from across the firm, advice on tax, employee benefits, antitrust, securities and real estate matters critical to their deals or portfolios.  Our financing and structuring experience on both sides of the deal and across a range of industries―biotechnology, clothing and apparel, consumer products, computer software and hardware, entertainment, financial services, health care, information technology, insurance, media, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications―gives us a 360-degree perspective and enables us to shape transactions, develop intelligent solutions, collaborate with all parties and accelerate deal progress to meet our clients’ investment and financing objectives.

Our team works with both established and up-and-coming private equity firms throughout the life cycle of a fund, advising on fund structuring and formation, management, deployment of capital, compliance and exit strategy.
 
 

Overview

Our Private Equity and Venture Capital attorneys have helped private equity, venture capital and other private investment firms invest and realize millions of dollars, acquiring or investing in portfolio companies―and we’ve helped companies seeking capital attract and consummate investments critical to their growth and development.

We provide our clients with relevant industry knowledge and, in collaboration with leading practitioners from across the firm, advice on tax, employee benefits, antitrust, securities and real estate matters critical to their deals or portfolios.  Our financing and structuring experience on both sides of the deal and across a range of industries―biotechnology, clothing and apparel, consumer products, computer software and hardware, entertainment, financial services, health care, information technology, insurance, media, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications―gives us a 360-degree perspective and enables us to shape transactions, develop intelligent solutions, collaborate with all parties and accelerate deal progress to meet our clients’ investment and financing objectives.

Our team works with both established and up-and-coming private equity firms throughout the life cycle of a fund, advising on fund structuring and formation, management, deployment of capital, compliance and exit strategy.
Partner
Email (312) 857-2630(312) 857-2630
Timothy Lavender serves as chair of the firm’s Corporate practice.  With three decades of global transactional experience, Tim is a deal maker and is regarded as a trusted advisor in mer...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7540(212) 808-7540
Michael Adelstein is one of the foremost attorneys in the field of “alternative investments” and is the chair of Kelley Drye’s PIPEs and Alternative Investments group.  Micha...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8857(202) 342-8857
Joe Hoffman co-chairs the Washington D.C. Business Group.  His commercial practice focuses on real estate and corporate transactions involving the purchase and sale of assets and companies, as...
Partner
Email (312) 857-7082(312) 857-7082
Jennifer Norkus focuses her practice primarily on mergers and acquisitions, finance, and general corporate matters. Jennifer has worked with clients in a wide range of industries, including transpo...
Partner
Email (312) 857-7086(312) 857-7086
Andrew Pillsbury chairs Kelley Drye’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice group.  His practice also focuses on finance, securities, joint ventures, technology matters, and corporate govern...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8605(202) 342-8605
Aaron Rosenfeld advises clients on commercial real estate, hospitality and corporate transactions, including real estate development, hospitality asset transactions, private equity transactions, jo...
Partner
Email (312) 857-2537(312) 857-2537
Mike Ryan chairs the firm’s Technology Transactions and Sourcing practice group.  He focuses his practice on a variety of complex transactional matters in the technology and business pro...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8431(202) 342-8431
Allan Weiner co-chairs the firm’s Washington, D.C. business team and is a senior member of the firm’s Corporate, Real Estate and Private Client groups.  His practice is focused on ...
Special Counsel
Email (203) 351-8141(203) 351-8141
Wendy Clarke focuses her practice on corporate, finance and securities law.  Wendy represents global companies, private equity funds and other entities in connection with mergers and acquisiti...
Special Counsel
Email (202) 342-8435(202) 342-8435
Harry Glazer is special counsel in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He focuses his practice on private equity, venture capital, corporate finance, and merger and acquisition for the entertai...
Senior Associate
Email (212) 808-5076(212) 808-5076
Jason Katz has a broad corporate practice with a variety of experience in securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general transactional matters.  He has represented bot...