“John has significant expertise in credit fund strategies, where we expect to see sustained high activity levels given the current high interest rate environment, as well as other private fund strategies,” said Michael Halford, co-chair of Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds practice. “We are delighted that he will be joining the firm.”
John advises clients across the globe with complex regulatory, tax, financing and other structuring issues in all aspects of fund formation, most notably for senior and subordinated debt, venture debt and other credit fund strategies. He has experience working across the spectrum of alternative assets structures and jurisdictions, including open-ended, closed-ended and hybrid format funds, commingled funds and separate account arrangements, European funds with Irish, Luxembourg or UK structures, U.S.-based funds and funds based in typical offshore jurisdictions. John also regularly advises on fund platform development matters, including greenfield manager setups and restructurings, joint-venture arrangements and carried interest and related team incentives planning, as well as on co-investment and secondaries transactions.
With more than 200 dedicated lawyers and over fifty years of experience as innovators in fund structuring, Goodwin’s global Private Investment Funds team represents more than 1,000 investment managers around the world. The firm advises clients with funds ranging from less than $10 million to over $25 billion, with a particular focus in the private equity, real estate, technology, and life sciences sectors. The firm was recently named the Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law Firm of the Year by US News — Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2023.