Gregg Buksbaum is the chair of the firm’s Private Investment Funds Practice Group, leading a multidisciplinary group of lawyers advising US and non-US fund sponsors and institutional investors in a wide range of domestic and international investment fund and other business transactions.
Gregg’s representation of fund sponsors includes the structuring and formation of various types of domestic and offshore investment funds, including private equity, hedge, venture capital, real estate, mezzanine, hybrid, funds of funds and other types of funds that use single vehicle, parallel, master-feeder and other structures, as well as managed account platforms. Gregg also advises on internal management company operations, including governance and economic issues, and investment adviser regulatory and compliance matters at the state and federal levels. He works with both new fund sponsor groups in helping them navigate the challenges of setting up operations and employing best practices, and with established managers who have more complex institutional needs, such as succession planning, profit-sharing schemes and conflicts management due to expanding business platforms. Gregg also advises on joint ventures between sponsor groups seeking to merge platforms and/or raise co-sponsored funds.
Gregg regularly advises institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, family offices, funds of funds and others, in negotiating their investments in a variety of private funds and managed account platforms in developed and emerging markets, as well as investments with commodities trading advisers and on the compliance aspects of their internal commodities platforms.
Gregg also represents clients in private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures, financings, entity formation, and other domestic and cross-border transactional matters in developed and emerging markets in a variety of industries. Notably, Gregg has served as outside counsel to fund managers, advising them on a range of fund management issues, best practices and compliance, as well as serving as outside counsel to private companies, counseling them on a range of corporate governance issues, as well as on issues concerning employment, tax and regulatory matters.
Previously, Gregg was an attorney for a prominent New York-based, international law firm where he similarly represented domestic and international clients in investment fund formation, equity and financing transactions, and corporate governance. In addition, Gregg has counseled clients in the coordination and interplay of business and US foreign policy and has interacted with Congress and executive branch departments and agencies in those endeavors.