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Stephen Culhane

Stephen Culhane

Corporate Department
Head, Investment Management Practice

New York
T: +1 212 836 7035
F: +1 212 836 8689

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  • New York University School of Law
    JD, 1993, Associate Editor, New York University Review of Law and Social Change
  • Magdalen College, Oxford University
    MA, 1988
  • Princeton University
    BA, cum laude, 1986

Bar Admission(s)

  • New York


  • New York State Bar Association

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 US; The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers; The Expert Guide to the Best of the Best USA; 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.