Stephen’s practice focuses primarily on representing sponsors of private equity, real estate, special situation and distressed investment funds, hedge funds and funds of funds with respect to the structuring, formation and operation of such fund products. Recent matters include private equity, US and non-US real estate opportunity and special situation fund products on behalf of global financial institutions and leading private fund managers. He also advises select institutional clients with respect to their investments in private funds and has extensive experience negotiating complex secondary transactions involving portfolios of fund and/or direct investments.
Stephen is regularly cited as a leader in the private funds industry; commendations include Chambers Global; Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of fund formation; Legal 500 U.S.; The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers; The Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Private Equity Lawyers; The Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Investment Management Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.
Stephen was previously a partner at Linklaters and King & Spalding. He has also served as Associate General Counsel of Goldman Sachs and the Legal Director to Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Private Equity Group.