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.

In May of 2013, Gregg accepted the Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2013 for Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year, Washington DC.

In March 2017, Gregg was recognized as a leader in his field by Who's Who Legal - Private Funds 2017.

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  • Representation of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management in the formation of various funds of hedge funds and managed accounts investing in a broad range of strategies.
  • Representation of the investment management arm of Fosun International, Ltd., the largest non-state-owned conglomerate in China, in the formation of a US$600 million private equity fund.
  • Representation of Delta Private Equity Partners in the formation of a US$125 million private equity fund for venture and growth capital investments in financial services, consumer products and distribution, telecommunications, media and technology in Russia.
  • Representation of Horizon Capital Management in the formation of a US$125 million private equity fund for investment in Ukraine and Moldova.
  • Representation of Enlightenment Capital in the formation of a single investor fund for investment of senior debt, mezzanine debt and minority equity in the aerospace, defense and government sector.
  • Representation of Crimson Real Estate Advisers in the formation of a real estate fund for investment in the US commercial properties.
  • Representation of Minneapolis-based fund sponsor in the formation of a mezzanine fund for investment in North American middle market companies.
  • Representation of New York-based fund sponsor in the formation of a mezzanine fund for investment in North American middle market companies.
  • Representation of Alacrity Capital in the formation of a hedge fund for making senior bridge and other debt investments.
  • Representation of sovereign wealth funds, family offices, funds of funds and other institutional investors in connection with several billion dollars in subscriptions to private equity, real estate and hedge funds.
  • Representation of American Capital Ltd. in its US$425 million acquisition of Rug Doctor, the largest manufacturer of premium steam cleaning carpet care machines rented and sold to consumers.
  • In a US$338 billion Subchapter F reincorporation, handled General Electric’s consumer finance licensing and regulatory issues in DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • Representation of a multibillion-dollar finance company in its US$11 billion acquisition of a vendor finance company.
  • Representation of a multibillion-dollar finance company in its US$5.3 billion acquisition of a mid-market commercial finance, equipment leasing and real estate finance company.
  • Representation of the bankruptcy estate of Doctors Community Healthcare Corp. and its four subsidiary hospitals in a US$155 million court supervised auction sale.
  • Representation of DeltaCredit Bank, a Russian mortgage bank, and its shareholders in a US$100 million sale to Société Générale.
  • Representation of DeltaBank, a Russian consumer bank and credit card issuer, and its shareholders in a US$100 million sale to GE Consumer Finance, as well as a US$50 million term loan facility.
  • Representation of an institutional investor in connection with its equity investment in a US$125 million mixed-use real estate development in Dallas, Texas.
  • Representation of an institutional investor in connection with its equity participation in a US$500 million acquisition of a Canadian and US retail department store conglomerate.
  • Representation of an institutional investor in connection with its equity participation in a US$1.59 billion acquisition of an office building in New York City.
  • Representation of Franklin Resources, Inc. in the US$78 million acquisition of Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd.
  • Representation of Delta Private Equity Partners in the sale of US$28 million of stock in CTC Media to Fidelity Investments.
  • Representation of DeltaCredit Bank, as borrower, in a US$125 million credit line facility provided by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
  • Representation of the Romanian-American Enterprise Fund in its advisory work on the US$52 million privatization of Romanian state-owned bank by consortium of private investors.

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1996
  • University of Michigan, B.A., Sigma Iota Rho, 1993

Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1998
  • New York, 1997

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of New York
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of New York
  • Ranked as a leader in the field in Who's Who Legal: Private Funds 2017

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  • Panel Moderator, "Mezzanine Strategies that Best Fit LP Investment Objectives," Mezzanine Finance Investors' Summit, New York City, October 20-21, 2008
  • Panelist, “Compliance & Capital Impact – Tax and Regulatory Developments,” 2nd Annual Private Equity Funds Symposium at the University of Texas at Dallas (October 25, 2012)
  • Panelist, "Getting Your Fund Raised," Symposium on Mezzanine & Middle Market Finance, New York City
  • Panelist, "Spotlight Session -- A Push Toward Transparency: Three Requirements That Will Change How Fund Managers Do Business," Atlantic Conferences Symposium on Mezzanine & Middle Market Finance, New York City
  • Panelist, “The New Regulatory and Tax Environment,” 2011 Private Equity Funds Symposium at the University of Texas at Dallas (January 11, 2011)
  • Panelist, “Understanding the Investment Advisors Act & Its Impact on Fund Managers,” 18th Annual Atlantic Conferences Symposium on Mezzanine & Middle Market Finance, New York City (May 3, 2011)
  • Presenter, “Advanced International Transactions (Inbound/Outbound)," Patton Boggs University Academy
  • Presenter, “Characteristics of Financial Services Firms and Associated Transactions,” Patton Boggs University Seminar
  • Presenter, “Investment Adviser Registration and Compliance - Preparing for 2011,” Washington, D.C. (February 18, 2011)
  • Presenter, “Investment Adviser Registration and Compliance - Preparing for 2011,” Dallas, TX (February 23, 2011)
  • Presenter, “Legislative Updates for Business lawyers – Dodd-Frank, etc.,” Patton Boggs University (April 8, 2011)
  • Presenter, “Private Offerings,” Patton Boggs University Seminar – Business Department Spring Training (May 3, 2012)

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