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.  We also work with firm managers in the structuring of a variety of investment vehicles, including structuring and licensing of small business investment companies (SBICs) licensed and regulated by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Business Development Companies (BDCs), which are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 

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.  We also work with firm managers in the structuring of a variety of investment vehicles, including structuring and licensing of small business investment companies (SBICs) licensed and regulated by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Business Development Companies (BDCs), which are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Partner
Email (212) 808-7660(212) 808-7660
Jane Jablons chairs the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Venture Capital groups.  Her practice is focused on corporate finance, with concentrations in mergers and acquisitions, ventu...
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.  Mich...
Partner
Email (203) 351-8026(203) 351-8026
Dick Brodrick is a partner in the firm's Stamford office. He focuses his practice on broker-dealers, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, public and private securities offerings, investm...
Partner
Email (203) 351-8070(203) 351-8070
Brian Calvey is a partner in the firm's Stamford office. He focuses his practice on corporate finance, securities (1933 Act and 1934 Act issues), mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and s...
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, a...
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 me...
Partner
Email (713) 355-5035(713) 355-5035
Bryce Linsenmayer focuses his practice on securities law and mergers and acquisitions.  He advises issuers and investment bankers in public offerings and domestic and foreign private placement...
Partner
Email (312) 857-7086(312) 857-7086
Andrew Pillsbury focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and technology matters, start-up counseling and securities and corporate governance issues.  Andrew also represents lender...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8605(202) 342-8605
Aaron Rosenfeld advises on commercial real estate transactions including real estate development, hospitality asset transactions, mergers, acquisitions, private equity transactions, commercial lend...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7581(212) 808-7581
Frederic Rubinstein focuses his practice on emerging growth companies and venture capital transactions.  Over the course of his career, he has been involved in the launch, growth, financing a...
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 pr...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8829(202) 342-8829
Martin Teckler is one of the few attorneys in the country experienced in the programs of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal agencies that provide capital to small businesses...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7627(212) 808-7627
Elli Teitz is a partner in the firm’s New York office. She concentrates her practice on structuring and implementing business transactions, including taxable and tax-free mergers, acquisitio...
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 (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 enterta...
Special Counsel
Email (312) 857-7082(312) 857-7082
Jennifer Norkus is special counsel in the firm’s Chicago office.  She focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, and general corporate matters. Je...
Senior Associate
Email (203) 351-8141(203) 351-8141
Wendy Clarke is a senior associate in the firm’s Stamford office, where she focuses her practice on corporate, finance and securities law. Wendy represents private equity funds, global indus...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8601(202) 342-8601
Nathan Brill is an associate in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.  His practice focuses on commercial transactions including real estate, mergers, acquisitions, private equity and comme...
Associate
Email (212) 808-5076(212) 808-5076
Jason Katz is an associate in the firm’s New York office. He focuses his practice on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general transactional matters. Jason has ...